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Half Day River Boarding Adventure - Barron Gorge

Experience the thrill of the whitewater rapids in the Barron Gorge on this river boarding expedition!

Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of river boarding down grade 3 whitewater rapids!
  • Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of lush rainforest
  • No prior experience necessary - all training provided

Join us for an unforgettable day of river boarding down the grade 3 whitewater rapids of Barron Gorge.

This tour will take you into the spectacular rainforest for the adventure of a lifetime! Our friendly and professional guides will be there to teach you what to do and ensure your safety and enjoyment.

The destination is just a short 20km drive from the Cairns city area, making this the ideal location for our half day River boarding tours.

When we arrive, you will be geared up by our staff in wetsuit pants, knee and shin guards, a life jacket, fins and a helmet. Our experienced guides will run through a training session, which will teach you the basics in white water and river boarding. They’ll also teach you how to swim through a rapid and how to use the board, as well as some handy tricks and tips.

Once everyone is confident, it’s time to begin the tour and take on the Rapids! There are 11 rapids in the section of Barron River we run, with one grade 3 rapid called the Cheese Churn. We finish off with some river surfing, at Mother In-Law. This half day tour is a great afternoon adventure, it will have you walking away with a huge rush and plenty of self-achievement.

Things to note:

Minimum age is 12 years, anyone under the age of 18 years requires signed parental consent.

You must be able to swim and have a medium level of fitness, as well as a basic understanding of English.


Pick-Ups: Trip departures start at 6:30am or 12pm. Check-in and departure location is from the main office, 58 Grafton Street, Cairns.

Per person $174.00

What's included

  • Barron River boarding tour, training and up to 2 hours of river time
  • Instruction in the dynamics of whitewater, a swim test and rescue instruction
  • All equipment including padded activity protection equipment, helmet, fins and Fluid Anvil river board
  • Return transport from Cairns

Duration

  • 5 hours 30 minutes

Location

  • Check-in and departure location is from the main office, 58 Grafton Street, Cairns.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 12

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Please Note:Anyone under the age of 18 years requires signed parental consent.

    A medical declaration form is will be required, any serious medical conditions or history may prevent you from participating.

    Minimum numbers required for tour to depart, please be aware if numbers are not met you will be offered an alternate date or a full refund.

Available Bookings from July 01 to July 07

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chellej from Australia wrote on 27 February 2021

So much fun and no experience required

My 12 year old picked this tour for his birthday and I was apprehensive thinking you'd need some form of experience.... this is not the case at all. The guys give you a safety briefing and make sure you understand the basics in the water before you head down stream for some fun. I had a couple of stacks but it's easy to get back onto the board and keep going. You're shown which path to take at each rapid to ensure you know the safest way to go. We all had a ball and highly recommend the tour!

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duncanr1 from Australia wrote on 05 December 2020

Best way to ride the rapids

If you’re after a fun and unique way to ride down the river rapids, look no further than Cairns canyoning. The staff are amazing and knowledgeable. Such a fun experience. We loved it so much that we booked in the very next day for a different adventure (canyoning) best times.

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Naomi Murchie from Australia wrote on 20 October 2020

River Boarding

Great experience for both kids and adults. Well run and great fun.

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Cheers Naomi, great to hear you guys had an awesome time

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