Barron River & Cairns Canyoning
Barron River & Cairns Canyoning
Barron Raft + Canyoning SAVE $23
- Morning canyoning at Crystal Cascades
- Afternoon rafting on Barron River
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Barron River & Cairns Canyoning Info
Cairns Canyoning & Barron River Rafting in one day
Bring out your inner dare devil Canyoning in the rainforest where you abseil, Zip Line, Slide & Jump beside waterfalls and into pools. Crystal Canyon is in a secluded section of Crystal Cascades where the excitement of Canyoning a rocky watercourse can be enjoyed in a safe and controlled environment under the supervision of experienced guides.
Canyoning designed for beginners: This half day adventure is suitable for most fitness levels, including those who cannot swim. Beginners and those who have tried Canyoning before are welcome. Participants are challenged to push their own boundaries with the assistance of specialist guides to support and help conquer your fears.
Small group of up to 12 people: 2 adventure guides (who carry all the heavy equipment required for Canyoning)
The Adventure starts at the viewing platform at Devil’s Drop, Crystal Cascades where you leave the public access areas, for the higher reaches of the tropical watercourse. This is fed via a series of controlled spillways by Copperlode Dam. After a detailed safety talk and short walk up the track, your first abseil for the day is an 11m controlled descent down the granite rock beside your first waterfall in the spillway section.
Cool off at the bottom in the slippery dip slide that will lead you to where your next challenge awaits...the biggest drop of the day, a 30m abseil down Big Cheese! The course continues with a total of 8 rappels, 3 Jumps, 2 slides and a very cool Zip Line! Along the way you will also have the use of hand lines to ensure you are extra safe while having fun.
This Canyoning adventure will push you outside of your comfort zone as your tackle the challenge of conquering massive boulders and white water in the pristine beauty of a secluded rainforest watercourse. Wildlife including monitor lizards, snakes, birds and a array of colourful butterflies and dragonflies can be seen.
Crystal Cascades is in the tropical rainforest. It is one of the few places in the world where you can go Canyoning without a heavy wetsuit. It is easily accessible from Cairns and can be used year-round, unlike the seasonal Canyoning locations in Europe
What to wear:
Swimmers & a pair of board shorts
What to bring:
Waterproof sunscreen, towel, change of dry clothes, bag to put wet clothes in
Padded activity shorts to wear under board shorts, helmet, socks, Canyoning boots, carabiners, harness, light lunch and cold water. Protective safety gear including Canyoning harness, helmet, shoes, longsleeve thermal top for sun protection, neoprene shorts and a low-profile life jacket all padded to provide extra protection from the rocks.
Designed for beginners and those who have tried Canyoning before.
Most fitness levels however you do need some fitness. It is also challenging. Those who cannot swim can still participate.
Prices are per person, including return transfers, all training & equipment and a light lunch
6:30am Pick-up from your accommodation (Time provided when booking).
Scenic drive to Crystal Cascades
After changing into Canyoning gear walk 20 minutes before arriving at the viewing platform
Safety briefing at Devil’s Drop
Walk up 400 metres to the top of the course
Familiarise yourself with your gear while your Guides prepare the course
Descend into the canyon
Allow approximately 2 hours for your group to complete all sections of the canyon including 8 abseils, 3 jumps, 2 slides
and a very cool zip line with water landing!
Arrive at the viewing platform and make your way down towards the change area
Change into dry clothes and grab a quick bite before boarding the bus
In the afternoon, white water rafting with Raging Thunder is on the Barron River and includes approximately 2 hours on the river.
Barron River Rafting is perfect for anyone who has never tried White Water Rafting or those looking for an afternoon of fun. Your guide will take you on an eco-adventure through the Barron Gorge National Park aboard your 8 person inflatable raft, tackling grade 2 and 3 rapids including the infamous Rooster Tail, where an action photo will be taken.
Plus you’ll get a chance to try raft surfing (dependent on water levels) and to cool off with a swim in Lake Placid.
The rescue 3 trained guides will give you all the tuition needed for this exciting afternoon rafting! No experience is necessary, in fact most people who book this tour have never been rafting before. Your guide will give you comprehensive safety instructions and the world's best Rafts are used.
Departures: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Return hotel transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove) at 2:00pm, returns approx. 6:00pm
Return hotel transfers from Port Douglas at 10am with free time in Cairns, return approx. 6:15pm
For a self-drive, meet the group at the Lake Placid Car Park at 2:30pm.
- 2 hours of white water rafting
- Guaranteed water levels all year round on the power station controlled waters of the river
- All tuition - no experience necessary
- Accommodation transfers (except for Self Drive)
- Complimentary tea & coffee at the end of your rafting trip
- $30 National Parks fees
Optional Extras: Photos and merchandise are available for purchase.
What to Bring:
Secure footwear that won't fall off your feet (you can also hire some on the day)
Swimming costume, towel, sunscreen
Dry clothes to put on after the trip
Money for souvenirs and snacks, photos etc.
Please do not wear any jewellery - it is recommended that you leave anything of value in your hotel safe for this trip.
- The minimum age for rafting the Barron River is 13 years.
- Rafting is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.
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