Josephine Falls, Cairns

4.8
#2 of 8 in Nature in Cairns Region
Nestled under the canopy of a lush rainforest, Josephine Falls is a popular recreation site where you can take a plunge in a crystal clear swimming hole or laze on large rocks. Wearing water shoes will make scrambling over slippery rocks easier. After splashing around, make use of the picnic tables and barbecues near the parking. Observation decks on the way to the falls offer great views. Use our Cairns itinerary builder app to visit Josephine Falls on your trip to Cairns, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • These falls are spectacular and were breathtaking to look at. I would absolutely go again. Just be warned - there are leeches in the area, as my partner found once we got back to our car!  more »
  • We enjoyed the walk from the car park to the falls, it was lovely and shady on a hot day. The path is well maintained and the viewing platforms ensure a great experience.  more »
  • Great views from three viewing areas. Some people were swimming but I would suggest caution including fitness to climb over rocks to the pool area and awareness of the weather as conditions could easi...  more »
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  • Beautiful but very crowded, even in the quiet season. Good spot for a swim if you can get to the water and don't mind other people around. Water is cool and refreshing. Have to walk a little but it's easy.
  • Beautiful waterfall. There was high waters when we went as there was continuous rain previous few days, but this made it more beautiful. A wonderful place to take a swim on a hot summer day.
  • Such an amazing fun water fall to visit. Has this awesome fun rock water slide that is perfect for all ages. Be wary though as it is very slippery and I stacked it just hopping out the water. But absolutely stunning!
  • Beautiful spot for a dip, rocks can be very slippery, the water is fast moving in places and caution is needed. Follow the instructions clearly stated on the signs and you should have no trouble. Nice little stroll to get to falls but well worth it. Even saw a wild bush Turkey. Carpark is fairly large and ammenities are adequate, information board for walking paths, also for the local fauna and flora. Worth the trip Will be back to visit again
  • Beautiful location, serene and safe swimming location for all ages. Water is always cool even in 45 degree weather. Parking is very adequate and the path to the falls is paved and very easy to walk. Excellent location all around.
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