Family Rafting
Prices from $115 AUD


The Family Rafting half day tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. This fun and exciting tour is designed for children 6 - 11 years (but great for all ages!). Let our guides entertain you on this spectacular river!




  • Half Day Afternoon
  • Great for Kids 6 - 11
  • Family Activity

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From 1/04/2019 to 31/03/2020 adultchild
Family Rafting
Cairns transfers
Family rafting experience on the Barron river - minimum 6 years old.
***selected dates apply - 9th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 20th April - other dates please enquire***
Family Rafting
self drive
Family rafting experience on the Barron river - minimum 6 years old. Self drive to Lake Placid
***selected dates apply - 21st, 23rd, 26th, 28th december 2018 & 3rd, 5th & 8th january 2019 only***
Family Rafting
Cairns transfers - group rate
***4 or more per booking to qualify for group rate*** Family rafting experience on the Barron river - minimum 6 years old.
***selected dates apply - 9th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 20th April - other dates please enquire***
Additional Costs: $30 pay on board rafting levy per person.Please Note: Child is 6-11 years, Adult is 12 years plus - minimum age 6 years old.
This activity usually runs on selected dates in school holiday periods - if the date you're after isn't listed please make a booking and we'll try our best to accommodate you.

Both 8 person rafts & 2 person sports rafts are used to experience both styles of rafting during your trip. Sports Rafts are two per raft with an adult and child in each raft.  Children 10 years old and above can be in a raft without an adult. A high guide to passenger ratio ensures safety is first class with an emphasis on having a fun day.



Prepare for your trip:

  • Bring your ticket and POB levy (payment cash or credit card)
  • Wear swimming costume under your clothes
  • Bring a large towel
  • Bring enough money for souvenirs and snacks
  • Leave all jewelery and valuables at your accommodation
  • Bring a change of clothes
  • Bring water resistant sunscreen
  • Bring $5 for shoe hire OR bring Secure Footwear - lace up shoes or reef sandals that will get wet (we realise that you are on holiday and might not want your shoes wet)

Australian Whitewater Rafting Rapid Grading System

Grade 1:
Rapids are small to regular waves. The passage is clear and easy to recognise and negotiate.  Care may be needed with obstacles like fallen trees and bridge piers.        
Grade 2:
Rapids with regular medium sized waves (less than 1 m); low ledges or drops; easy eddies and gradual bends. The passage is easy to recognise and is generally unobstructed although there may be rocks in the main current, overhanging branches or log jams.        
Grade 3:
Rapids with fairly high waves (1-2 m); broken water, stoppers and strong eddies; exposed rocks; small falls. The passage may be difficult to recognise from on the river and inspection from the bank may be required. Maneuvering to negotiate the rapids is required.        
Grade 4:
Difficult rapids with high, powerful, irregular waves; broken and confused water; often boiling eddies; strong stoppers; ledges; drops and dangerous exposed rocks. The passage is often difficult to recognise and inspection from the bank is preferable. Precise and sequential maneuvering is required.        
Grade 5:
Very difficult rapids with confused and broken water; large drops; violent and fast currents; abrupt turns; difficult powerful stoppers and fast boiling eddies; numerous obstacles in the main current. Detailed inspection from the bank is normally required and is strongly recommended for rapids not recently transited at the prevailing water level. Complex, precise and powerful sequential maneuvering is required. A buoyancy vest equipped swimmer risks injury and this is the extreme for commercial operations.        
Grade 6:
All previous difficulties increased to the limit of practicability. Nearly impossible, very dangerous and cannot be attempted without a definite risk of life.



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+61 7 4057 4312

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