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Though most visitors to Cairns are drawn by the beaches and marine life, the area is also home to rain forests and rivers that beg to be explored on a white-water rafting tour. Choose a half- or full-day tour, and enjoy an exciting way to experience the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Wet Tropics of Queensland.
 
Barron River Rafting Tours
Located about 20 minutes north of Cairns, the Barron River offers white-water rafting that’s suitable for all levels; no experience is necessary. Rafting tours typically include Grade II and III rapids, and take you through Barron Gorge National Park and past natural attractions like Barron Falls. Because of the river’s proximity to Cairns, Barron River tours are usually a half day, so you’ll still have time to enjoy other activities.
 
Tully River Rafting Tours
The Tully River is a couple of hours south of Cairns, so you’ll want to opt for a full-day tour to enjoy enough time on the river. Tully tours ride rapids up to Grade IV, providing a little more adventure while remaining suitable for most skill levels. You’ll navigate the river through Tully Gorge National Park, paddling through about 45 rapids on a full-day tour. Full-day tours often include lunch as well.
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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Tackle the grade II and III rapids of the Barron River on this adrenaline-pumping half-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Prepare to get wet and wild as you hurtle over the rapids, then float downstream past the jagged cliffs, plunging ravines and lush rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. Best of all: with gentle rapids and full instruction provided, this tour is suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns

Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns

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Experience the fun and thrills of a half-day whitewater rafting trip on the Barron River, located just 20 minutes north of Cairns. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics as you raft through stunning terrain, including highlights such as Barron Falls. Your expert guide provides all necessary rafting equipment and paddling instruction for the 2-hour rafting trip, you simply bring clothes that can get wet. No experience needed for this fun and safe rafting excursion. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns and the Northern Beaches.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Mulgrave River Tubing from Cairns

Mulgrave River Tubing from Cairns

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Get set for a wet and wild adventure as you hurtle down the Mulgrave River on a giant tube! Hang on tight as you navigate small rapids and then soak up the scenery as you drift through the rainforest. This fun-filled morning tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport from Cairns, plus around 2 hours of tubing. Best of all: there’s no experience necessary, so everyone can give it a go!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns

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If snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, don’t miss this day trip from Cairns. The 35-metre superyacht, Evolution, departs Cairns with a record 5 hours spent exploring 2 spectacular and exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef locations for an adventure-filled day! You’ll visit 2 different locations on the barrier reef for the chance to see tropical marine life in the clear waters. Lunch is included onboard the boat, and you have the option to upgrade to include additional adventures such as introductory or certified scuba diving or a helicopter flight over this UNESCO World Heritage site. Both water sports enthusiasts and novices are welcome. Includes instruction and equipment provided by friendly and professional instructors.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Immerse yourself in the natural wonders and Aboriginal heritage of Australia’s tropical north on this full-day tour from Cairns. First, head to the Mossman Gorge to take part in a traditional smoke ceremony with the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people. Then, enjoy a close encounter with native wildlife on the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk and visit Cape Tribulation, the meeting point of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest. After lunch at Cape Trib Beach House, embark on a scenic cruise along the Daintree River (optional).
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  • 12 hours
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Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the Great Barrier Reef and a lush island rain forest on this full-day catamaran tour to Green Island from Cairns. Create your own perfect day on this protected coral cay with a variety of activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, Seawalking, nature walks, and tours on a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to include a delicious buffet lunch on board the catamaran and/or a ride in a semi-submarine. It’s a fantastic way to discover the underwater wonders of the world’s most famous reef!
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  • 8 hours
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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls and Rainforest Day Tour Departing Cairns
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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls and Rainforest Day Tour Departing Cairns

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Immerse yourself in Northern Queensland’s waterfalls, rainforests, and other natural wonders on this full-day tour from Cairns. Admire the untouched scenery and stop to swim in the famous Millaa Millaa, and Josephine Falls. In between, visit Babinda Boulders and Mount Hypipamee, watch for wildlife such as tree-kangaroos and platypus, and admire a tropical sunset at Lake Eacham. National Park admission, lunch, refreshments, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour

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Venture off-the-beaten-track and explore the UNESCO-listed wilderness of Australia’s tropical north on this full-day tour from Cairns. Journey along the Captain Cook Highway; take a guided hike through the Mossman Gorge and cool off with a dip in the Mossman River. After lunch (included), look out for crocodiles on a scenic cruise down the Daintree River, then continue to Cape Tribulation to trek through the Daintree Rainforest and enjoy magnificent views over the Great Barrier Reef. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people for a personalized experience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

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Go snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day cruise from Cairns. Relax on board your 80-foot (25-meter) luxury catamaran as your captain sails to two exclusive locations on the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel or dive, with full instruction provided by guides, and see an array of colorful fish, sea turtles, and corals. Your tour includes morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch, with additional beverages available for purchase.
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  • 9 hours
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Family White-Water Rafting Adventure

Family White-Water Rafting Adventure

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Enjoy a Half-Day of White-Water action on this Family Rafting adventure!  Perfect for the whole family, aged 6 and up you'll experience the thrills of rafting Grade 1-2- rapids through the World-Heritage Listed Rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park with our professional River Guides.
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  • 4 hours
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