Cairns Rapids Kayaking & White Water Rafting

You may have already tried sea kayaking, and found the open stretches of water played havoc with the muscles in your arms.

You may even have tried white water rafting, but being crammed in a barely manoeuvrable inflatable boat with eight other people didn't give you the freedom you sought. What you want is some running water that moves your kayak forward so all you need to do is steer. Rapid Kayaking is your calling.

The waterways in Far North Queensland are ideally suited to this activity, both because there are plenty of rivers and also because there are plenty of places that hire kayaks. Of course, you can also purchase a river kayak if you wish.

Cairns Rapids Kayaking & White Water Rafting

For people who want to experience rapids but not endanger their lives, the Mulgrave River is perfect. Situated south of Gordonvale, the Mulgrave River fluctuates in flow according to the amount of rainfall. You can start your adventure from anywhere in the Goldsborough Valley, and finish in a park called ‘Greenpatch' in Gordonvale. It is possible to kayak from the top of the Goldsborough Valley to Gordonvale in one day.

Other rivers and details are listed below:

* Please note that the flow of water in these rivers varies greatly depending on the amount of rainfall. This is only a guide. If you have any hesitations about your ability, or the condition of the river, check with local guides.

What you'll need on a kayaking adventure is:

  • Kayak – keep in mind that the longer a kayak is, the easier it is to control on flat water. In addition, the wider a kayak is the more stable it will be. The Perception “Dancer” is a great beginners kayak. Long enough to handle calm stretches of water easily, but short enough to dodge and weave between rocks in the rapids.
  • Double-ended paddle
  • Personal Flotation Device (a.k.a. Life Jacket)
  • Plenty of drinking water
  • Food
  • Hat (one you don't mind losing) and sunscreen
  • Shoes that can get wet

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$129.00

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Barron River White Water Rafting | Half Day | FF
  • Departs From: Barron River, Cairns
  • Duration:

    Half Day - approx 2 hours of White Water Rafting

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$129.00

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White Water Rafting Half Day From Cairns

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$103.00

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Half Day Afternoon Barron River Rafting | BR | RnR
  • Departs From: Cairns, Cairns Beaches
  • Duration:

    4 hours (approx)

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$103.00

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White water rafting Tully River Mission Beach

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$179.00

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Tully River White Water Rafting | Full Day | TR | RnR
  • Departs From: Cairns, Mission Beach
  • Duration:

    From Cairns 11.5 hours (approx)
    From Mission 8.5 hours (approx)

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$179.00

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Extreme white water rafting Cairns & Mission Beach

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$189.00

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Tully River White Water Rafting & Extreme Rafting | RT
  • Departs From: Cairns, Cairns Beaches, Northern Beaches, Mission Beach
  • Duration:

    5 hours White Water Rafting

    Approx 11 Hours full day duration including travel time

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$189.00

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