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Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

1. Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

Experience white-water rafting in Barron Gorge National Park, known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, and the falls carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River. Enjoy complimentary transfers from Cairns or Port Douglas before heading to the national park. Meet your guide at Lake Placid, and get ready for your river rafting tour on the river. Enjoy the area’s scenic beauty and a combination of calm water and a series of white-water rapids as well. Spend two hours navigating rapids up to grade three. No experience is necessary, making this a good choice for beginning rafters. There is also plenty of excitement for the more experienced.

Port Douglas: World Heritage Forest by Skyrail & Scenic Rail

2. Port Douglas: World Heritage Forest by Skyrail & Scenic Rail

Explore the Cairns World Heritage Rainforest on this tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Port Douglas. Experience the beauty of the rainforest from above then enjoy some leisure time in Kuranda before returning by rail. Be picked up from the comfort of your Port Douglas accommodation. Relax on the scenic drive to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway as you get ready to see the rainforest from the air. Board the Cableway and be awed as you glide silently over and through the rainforest on your journey. Admire the flora and fauna beneath as you head for the forest village of Kuranda. Stop at two stations on the cableway. Head out for a walk in the rainforest to spectacular lookouts or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Once you arrive in Kuranda, make use of some free time to explore the village at your leisure. For the return journey, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail train for a ride over one of the world's most picturesque rail routes. Cruise through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning stunning gorges along the way. After disembarking, catch your coach back to your accommodation in Port Douglas.

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What people are saying about Barron Gorge

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 101 reviews

The best activity I have done in Cairns. Definitely a must thing to do with for those who are looking for excitement and thrills. Will definitely do this again.

Fantastic. Whole experience was wonderful. Our guide (kye) was awesome as was all the staff. Stunning scenery and awesome rafting. Highly recommend

Such a fun experience! Our guide Joe was very experienced and knowledgeable, he made it a great laugh for us all. Would 100% recommend.

Enthusiastic guide made the activity more fun. Thrilling during the action but felt entirely safe throughout.

Una experiencia increíble. Mucho mejor de lo que pude imaginar. 3 horas de risa y diversión