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The spectacular Barron Falls, further upstream, are considered a sacred site. The famous Kuranda Railway and Skyrail Cableway also traverse sections of the gorge. The rapids are up to Grade 3. This heart thumping ride spears through The Barron Gorge National Park and the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics. In the calmer sections you will get to enjoy the ethereal beauty of the worlds oldest rainforest and waterfalls from a unique waterline perspective. During the day you will also discover why the Barron's rapids have names such as 'Rooster Tail', 'Cheese Churn' and 'Hells Gate'. All you need to bring is lace-up shoes (that WILL get wet), swimming costume and towel (you will need to have your swimming costume already on when you are picked up), a spare change of clothes and don't forget the 15+ sunscreen. You will be provided with safety equipment, including life jacket, helmet and spray jacket, as well as light refreshments after the trip while viewing the day's photos. Australian Whitewater Rafting Grading System. Grades do vary when water levels vary. As a generalization grades tend to go higher as water levels increases because of the steep nature of river gradients in this country. These grades are referred to as the NORMAL grade. Below are the general characteristics of the six grades of whitewater. The Barron Gorge is graded rapids up to 3. RAPID GRADE (1) Rapids are small regular waves. RAPID GRADE (2) Rapids with regular medium sized waves (less than 1 meter) RAPID GRADE (3) Rapids with reasonable size waves (1-2 meters) with a need to hold on at times.
Professional river guide
Transport by private vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
All rafting equipment (except shoes)
Photos and DVD's (available for purchase)
Rafting shoes (available to hire)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Children aged 13-18 years require a Parents or Guardians counter signature on waiver form
Minimum age is 13 years
Tour departs from your accommodation
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.