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Barron Gorge National Park
Barron Gorge National Park

Barron Gorge National Park

Lamb Range , Cairns, Queensland, 4870

The Basics

Barron Gorge National Park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. The area is part of the Djabugandji Aboriginal people’s traditional lands, and their ancient walking paths serve as hiking trails of varying lengths, some equipped with boardwalks. For a watery adventure, opt for some white-water rafting on the Barron River. Alternatively, you can see the park from the comfort of the Kuranda Scenic Railway or the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
$84.72 per adult
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Awesome experience!
Carlos was a fantastic guide! He was funny and supportive. Pick-up and drop-off was on time. The rafting crew are very experienced and we always felt we were safe. Overall, a great experience!
Clinton_W, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cairns & the Tropical North

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Awesome day
Amelia_H, Jan 2022
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
We had so much fun. Rhees was a great guide and although a few scary moments we felt safe the whole time. Highly recommend for all ages. Our boat ranged from 12-65. 13 yr old - it was exciting and will definitely do it again
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Great fun
Jo_F, Jan 2022
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
Great family experience with teenagers. Our guide Jean (Scooby) was excellent. Loved it! Exhilarating but safe.
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Mick was a great tour...
Jason_P, Nov 2021
Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns
Mick was a great tour guide! Extremely knowledgeable about the area and it's history and so nice and easy to talk to
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It was truly amazing experience
Parul_D, Dec 2021
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
It was our first time and we enjoyed it a lot. The team was really amazing and helped create an awesome memory
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Awesome
Terry, Oct 2021
Cairns National Park Rainforest and Waterfall Small Group Tour Shore Excursion
Love that it's a small group! All places were really cool to visit and plenty of breaks. Our driver Mick was amazing and great fun, have us so much interesting information. Would go again!!
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Highly recommended!
Janice_B, Sep 2021
Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns
Knowledgeable guide. Educational experience regarding local indigenous culture, flora and fauna as well as development. Prompt, courteous service.
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Excellent
Wei_G, Dec 2021
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
That was excellent experience, our family enjoyed a lot. Our guide Jordon was excellent, very experienced, funny and really look after us. Highly recommend to try this when come to cairns.
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Fantastic afternoon on the river!!
AjiaMoon_F, Dec 2021
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
We had an absolutely fantastic time on the Barron river! Our guide Justin was excellent- very friendly and safe- he made the whole experience even more enjoyable! Would definitely go back and have already recommended this trip to family
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Great intro to white water rafting.
arranbreslin, Nov 2021
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
Total professionals . Well run from start to finish. Highly recommend for all the family. The comedic factor from captain John the kiwi, worth the price of the trip alone.
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Quite ride down the river!
Priscilla_B, Nov 2021
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
Great experience, looking for a bit more adventure. Hoping in and out of the water to flow down stream rather just riding the rapids. Funny tour guys made the day, was fun would recommend but at the end of the day if you want even only one photo it’s going to cost you $55. This is approximately 50 photos they say. Disappointing with this price, a bit rich.
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Fun
Dwight_P, Oct 2021
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
I’ve never been white water rafting before & totally enjoyed the experience.The guides & staff were amazing very helpful as well as having fun 🤩
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Enjoyable
Michelle_S, Sep 2021
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
Our guide was amazing and the experience was fun and the water refreshing. The whole trip was entertaining from the pick up to the drop off. Made friends with other rafters.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is no fee to enter the park.

  • The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is wheelchair accessible. The Barron Falls walkway is also wheelchair accessible but requires assistance.

  • Be aware that some areas of the park are home to estuarine crocodiles as well as large cassowary birds, which can be aggressive if provoked.

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How to Get There

There are many entry points to the park. The lower section of the park is 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Cairns, and the upper section is 16 miles (27 km) from the city. There is no public transportation to or in the park, so you must have a vehicle or join a guided tour to reach the area.

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When to Get There

The Barron Gorge National Park is located in the tropical north of Queensland, and the climate is hot and humid all year round. While you can visit at any time, it is best to avoid the wet season (Sept–April), when there are frequent rains and even thunderstorms. The park is open 24 hours a day.

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The Wet Tropics Heritage Area

The Barron Gorge National Park is part of the Wet Tropics Heritage Area, a huge region that reaches from Cooktown to Townsville. The area’s rainforests are extremely important from both a biological and ecological perspective, because they offer scientists and visitors an unparalleled look at how the continent’s flora and fauna evolved over the past 100 million years. To enjoy more of this biodiversity, head to the Daintree Rainforest and Wooroonooran National Park.

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