White Water Rafting and Green Island tour package

When you are short on time and want to see and do as much as possible in tropical Cairns, this White Water Rafting and Green Island Cairns package offers two of Cairns’ popular attractions in one day.

In the morning, travel to Green Island, returning at approximately 1 pm, then be picked up at around 2 pm to have some fun white water rafting on the Barron River.

Green Island, AM

Green Island Resort


Green Island, located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, is a tropical paradise that embodies Australia’s northeastern coast’s natural beauty and vibrant marine life. Just a short boat ride from Cairns, this coral cay is a popular destination for snorkelers and divers eager to explore the world-renowned reef ecosystem. With its crystal-clear waters, colourful coral formations, and abundant marine creatures, including clownfish, turtles, and rays, Green Island is a snorkeler’s dream come true. Beyond the underwater wonders, the island offers lush rainforest trails, making it an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts. Whether you’re searching for underwater adventures or want to relax on the pristine beaches, Green Island promises a memorable and picturesque experience in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

White water Rafting PM

A fun-filled two hours of rafting on the Barron River, grades 2–3, Rapids  Age 13 years +

White water rafting on the Barron River near Cairns is an exhilarating adventure that combines the thrill of navigating rapids with the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding rainforest. As you paddle through the heart of the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics, you’ll encounter a mix of calm waters and adrenaline-pumping rapids, making it suitable for beginners and experienced rafters. The lush rainforest landscape adds to the excitement and the chance to spot native wildlife like birds and turtles along the way. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush or a scenic river journey, white water rafting on the Barron River offers a fantastic outdoor experience that will leave you with lasting memories of your visit to Cairns.

Next, see more Green Island tours.

  • Tropical Green Island
  • Beach
  • Rainforest
  • White Water Rafting
  • Barron River National Park

Half-Day on Green Island

Barron River Half day white water rafting

Green Island Inclusions

  • Cruise to Green Island aboard a Great Adventures modern catamaran
  • Half-day reef cruises allow 3 hrs on Green Island, depart at 8.30 am, and back in Cairns at 12.45 pm.
  • Choice of Snorkelling Gear or Glass Bottom Boat tour
  • Snorkelling demonstration and reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • Select “Both Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkel Gear Charge” if you wish to have both these options at an extra cost

White water Rafting – PM

A fun-filled two hours of White Water Rafting on the Barron River grade 2 – 3 Rapids. Age 13 years +

Barron River is north of Cairns and is North Queensland’s most exciting half-day tour.  Feel the rush of white water rafting within the extraordinary wilderness of Australia’s Tropical Rainforests.

White Water Rafting Inclusions

  • 2 hours on the Barron River
  • Coach transfers back to the accommodation
  • Safety Equipment – Life Jacket and helmet
  • Tea and coffee at the end of the White Water Rafting Trip
  • Digital photos available for purchase

White Water Rafting Extras

  • insurance levy payable
  • Child Fare 13-14 years inclusive (minimum age 13 years)

Green Island

  • Towel and swimwear
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Suntan lotion

Prepare for your rafting trip:

  • Bring your ticket and POB levy (payment cash or credit card)
  • Wear a swimming costume under your clothes
  • A large towel
  • Money for souvenirs and snacks
  • Leave all jewellery and valuables at your accommodation.
  • A change of clothes
  • Water-resistant sunscreen $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).

How to get to Green Island

Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal located at 1 Spence Street, Cairns.

How to get to White Water Rafting

White water rafting picks up from your accommodation house, so please let us know where you are staying when booking.

Self-drivers can check in at 100 Lake Placid Road, Lake Placid, Caravonica at 2 pm.

Liability Release Form:

Every participant must sign a Liability Release Form before commencing rafting and some packages.

Passengers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf.

Medical Conditions:

Please note that some medical conditions, disabilities and impairments may exclude participants from rafting for safety reasons.

e.g. pregnancy and severe vision impairments. Passengers should disclose any medical conditions, disabilities and impairments at booking.

Pay on Board Levy:

Pay onboard raft levy which we require to be paid directly to Foaming Fury.

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Barron River Rafting

Barron River Rafting – Half Day


Pick-up from Cairns City Accommodations


green island day trip

Green Island Day Trip

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Depart marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 4:30pm