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Barron Falls, Kuranda

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At Barron Falls, walk down the gently sloping boardwalk to the viewing point and see where the Barron River descends to the Cairns coastal plain. Protected within the Barron Gorge National Park, substantial rainfalls occur during the rainy season. The falls are used to supply the Barron Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station located downstream. Bring your lunch and have a picnic or grab a bite at one of the eateries. You can reach the falls via the Kuranda Scenic Railway or Skyrail aerial tram. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Barron Falls by using our Kuranda itinerary builder.
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  • Visited after heavy rain. Careful of the walking track if raining as it becomes slippery on the timber. Was a great sight and a fairly easy walk (no harsh steps or strenuous hills) 
  • During the wet season this can be a spectacular site with the Barron River flowing over the escarpment. It can be reached by car from Kuranda. The Cairns to Kuranda also makes a photo stop here. 
  • We saw it from both the cable car and the train. There are some dramatic views during rainy season, but we had a gentle waterfall and a good view of the gorge