BARRON RIVER BOARDING TOURS

Barron River boarding tours are a great half day tour (afternoons), full of extreme grade 2-3 rapids, surrounded by beautiful, tropical rainforest. Owned and operated by Rapid Boarders Cairns, Australia’s ONLY white water river boarding tour company, the Barron River boarding tours are seasonal, running October to March.

Where Do We Go

The Barron River flows through the Barron Gorge National Park, which is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area. It features rugged mountain scenery with tropical rainforest, granite gorges and diverse wildlife.

Random Fun Fact
Aboriginal Legend: The Aboriginal rainforest people (Bama) believe the Barron Gorge was carved out by a rainbow serpent.

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The Barron River flows through the Barron Gorge National Park, which is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area. It features rugged mountain scenery with tropical rainforest, granite gorges and diverse wildlife.

Random Fun Fact
Aboriginal Legend: The Aboriginal rainforest people (Bama) believe the Barron Gorge was carved out by a rainbow serpent.

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What Do I Bring

Swimming costume, shirt and enclosed shoes for water use. Towel and change of clothes and shoes. Water resistant sunscreen. $35 pay on the day levy*, money for souvenirs and most importantly, your sense of adventure.

Random Fun Fact
We’ll be taking lots of photos / videos of you, during your adventure. Check them out at the end of the day. If you like them, buy them.

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Swimming costume, shirt and enclosed shoes for water use. Towel and change of clothes and shoes. Water resistant sunscreen. $35 pay on the day levy*, money for souvenirs and most importantly, your sense of adventure.

Random Fun Fact
We’ll be taking lots of photos / videos of you, during your adventure. Check them out at the end of the day. If you like them, buy them.

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What’s It Cost

$160 (*incl levy). This includes and covers pretty much everything. Transfers to and from Cairns accommodation to the Barron Gorge National Park. Equipment and tuition. Up to 2 hours on the river.

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We’re a small, locally owned and operated company. We keep our costs as low as we can and appreciate your support.

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$160 (*incl levy). This includes and covers pretty much everything. Transfers to and from Cairns accommodation to the Barron Gorge National Park. Equipment and tuition. Up to 2 hours on the river.

Random Fun Fact
We’re a small, locally owned and operated company. We keep our costs as low as we can and appreciate your support.

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Photo & Video Packs

OPTION 1 = $20. Photos of the day on a re-usable USB. OPTION 2 = $50. Hire of 1 X GoPro. You will be provided with a copy of all un-edited footage on a re-useable USB. OPTION 3 = $85. The perfect proof, photos of the day & the hire of the 2 x GoPro’s with all un-edited & edited footage on a re-useable USB.

Random Fun Fact
We embrace the take only photos / videos and leave only memories philosophy. Let us take them for you, or hire a Go Pro from us, or do both!

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OPTION 1 = $20. Photos of the day on a re-usable USB. OPTION 2 = $50. Hire of 1 X GoPro. You will be provided with a copy of all un-edited footage on a re-useable USB. OPTION 3 = $85. The perfect proof, photos of the day & the hire of the 2 x GoPro’s with all un-edited & edited footage on a re-useable USB.

Random Fun Fact
We embrace the take only photos / videos and leave only memories philosophy. Let us take them for you, or hire a Go Pro from us, or do both!

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YOUR HALF DAY ADVENTURE

Your destination is only a short 20km drive from the Cairns city area, making this the ideal location for our half day Barron River boarding tours. Our starting point is in the Barron Gorge National Park, just below the beautiful Barron Falls and the Barron River hydro station. 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. Before hitting the water, 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 tricks and tips.

Once everyone is confident, it’s time to begin our Barron River boarding 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. The half day Barron River boarding tour is a great afternoon adventure, that will have you walking away with a huge rush and plenty of self-achievement. Seasonal Tours: October to March.

PRIVATE CHARTERS

Rapid Boarders Cairns also provides guests with the opportunity to book their Barron River boarding tour as a private charter.

Private charters are 1 set price which can be booked for anywhere from 1 participant to a maximum of 12 guests. Check our bookings for more information.

The price includes all the great stuff of our regular Barron River boarding tours, including transfers, first class equipment, training, guides and supervision, but it’s just for you and your friends.

Bonus – anyone booking a private charter Barron River boarding tour receives free group photos.

Phone Rapid Boarders 0427 3645 311 for more information.

EXTREME PACKAGE

Go hard! 1 full day of extreme boarding. The Extreme Boarder Package includes a 30-minute flyboard experience with Flyboard Cairns and a half day Barron River boarding tour with Rapid Boarders. Full on extreme adventure. Cost $270 – Saving $59.

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Discover two of the newest board sports to hit Australia, in one amazing day. Save some money and feel the raw power of water like never before!

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Our Barron River boarding tours include: transfers to and from Cairns city accommodation to the Barron Gorge National Park, use of a Fluid Anvil river board, all safety equipment, Barron River boarding tour training and up to 2 hours of river time.

Please note the minimum age to participate is 16 (with participating guardian consent if you are under 18 years of age). You must be able to swim and have a medium level of fitness, as well as a comprehensive understanding of English.

See our Need to Know page for more important information including medical conditions and restrictions. Some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, are at the bottom of our Contact page.

*Price includes $25 Levy for National Parks Land Management Fees, water release fees, transfer fees and administration costs.

All tours include River Boarding Lesson

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