Barron Gorge National Park, Cairns Region

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Barron Gorge National Park is located in Cairns Region. A visit to Barron Gorge National Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cairns online trip maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Yes, the flora and geology of this very tropical area is impressive indeed. The gorge itself is beautiful and spectacular, a real magnet for people with canoes or those wanting the thrill of rafting.  more »
  • An easy trail walk into a stunning gorge. There wasn't much water when we went, but still well worth the short hike.  more »
  • There are three ways of seeing the park. Travel from cairns to Kuranda by Skyrail and marvel at the expanse of this tropical rainforest or drive to Kuranda and follow the signs to Barron Falls. From t...  more »
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  • Marvellous. Better to go by car and do the canopy walk down to the falls. Scenic train ride is a waste of money..
  • Great walk through the rain forest. Some nice views along the way. Should probably allow 2 hours.
  • Beautiful rainforest with butterflies orchids, and crystal clear waters filled with shrimp turtles eels and crayfish. Great bush walks and hikes. Fantastic spots for meditation and mindfulness.
  • Drive there and take your time to explore this wonderful place. Good for walks no drones allowed.
  • Amazing Rainforest, one of my favourite parts of the world, magic epiphytes, vines, roots, Mother Nature! She gives so much.

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Though Cairns seems to offer an endless selection of cozy rooms, most budget-friendly options remain fully booked through the high season, stretching from June to September. Reserve early if you want a hotel room packed with amenities, or look for alternative lodgings in the city's smaller inns. As the backpacker capital of northern Queensland, Cairns features dozens of economical hostels providing comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. For something far more luxurious, look for centrally located rental apartments with spacious rooms and harbor views.
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