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Rapid Boarders

9 Tully River National park, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 427 364 311
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Rapid Boarders Barron River half-day

Great afternoon out on the river! Staff were really friendly and helpful and guide you through each... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessfraser10
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Somerville, Victoria, Australia
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Worth trying!

I think this is definitely the most special activity on the river, riding the rapids with your... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Default180120181
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Australia's only river boarding tour, experience up to grade 3 rapids at face level. The tour starts with a safety swimming lesson and then its into an adrenaline pumping, action packed day of river boarding. Tours operate daily with plenty of guides and a maximum of 12 participants. You must be able to swim, have a medium level of fitness and a comprehensive understanding of English. Daily Departures From Cairns
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“river boarding” (11 reviews)
“white water” (11 reviews)
“tully river” (29 reviews)
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9 Tully River National park, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 427 364 311

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great afternoon out on the river! Staff were really friendly and helpful and guide you through each rapid. Soo much fun! If you are worried about getting hurt you get loads of protective gear so it's fine. Definitely give it a go if you are...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I think this is definitely the most special activity on the river, riding the rapids with your body! First time I was afraid cause I am a poor swimmer, however the instructors kept helping me and encouraging me, which led to get a perfect experience...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I had a spare afternoon in Cairns recently and decided on an exciting couple of hours White Water River Boarding on the Barron River. This trip is amazing! Negotiating rapids under instruction was a thrilling experience and should be on any adventure seekers list of...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We went on the half day Barron River boarding tour in late December with Leigh, Rowan and Jada. We booked the trip very last minute (the morning of the tour) and found the team to be very accommodating and flexible! For most of us, it...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

My partner and I had never heard of river boarding before this trip, and we really enjoyed this introduction to it. We did an afternoon tour to the Barron river. Things that elevated this experience for us were the individual attention of the guides, the...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I attend this tour in Late August, 2017. It has been a great experience. When I went to get picked up at the gilligan's at 6 am, they are already waiting for me. Great. It takes two hours to get to the tully river. Great...More

1  Thank Gan L
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Beautiful scenery, amazing rapids, easy to learn and a truly awesome day out. Guides are helpful and are truly passionate about white water. Tully is an exciting river and absolutely no experience is necessary.

1  Thank charisauldjo1
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is such an awesome rush!! A great way to see beautiful scenery matched with a really fun ride. My husband is into extreme sports and i was hesitant to try this at first but the guides and the instruction at the beginning made me...More

1  Thank JCX2005
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

What an awesome experience! My husband and I went River boarding yesterday with guides Leigh and Rowan, from start to finish they were professional and made us feel at ease in the water. This tour was adrenaline filled but suitable for everyone. Very safe and...More

1  Thank Renee J
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

When planning a trip from Canada to Australia (Cairns down to Sydney and everywhere in between on the coast), Riverboarding was initially an afterthought (a way to spend a free day in Cairns), but it ended up being the highlight of my trip. It beats...More

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Rapid B, Owner at Rapid Boarders, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Hi, thanks so much for your review, its awesome to know how much of a good time you had. I'm glad you found some river boarding close to home to keep the adrenalin pumping. We will see you next time, maybe you can even show...More

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lec400
22 May 2016|
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Response from Rapid B | Property representative |
Hi, Our current prices vary and can be seen/ booked via our website. The tour price if booked via our website is all inclusive and INCLUDES: Pick up / drop off from Cairns city accommodation Morning tea Use of a... More
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Jerry C
12 May 2015|
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Response from Rapid B | Property representative |
If you are confident in the open ocean with a life jacket you should be fine in the river. We usually return to cairns between 1630-1700
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Djrober
27 April 2015|
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Hi thank you for your enquiry, unfortunately we would generally not recommend our trip if you currently have back issues. It is a physically demanding trip and any current physical issues could be affected. If you should... More
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