Barron Falls, Kuranda

4.3
#2 of 10 in Parks in Kuranda
Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
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. Before you head to Kuranda, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kuranda day trip site, to make sure you see all that Kuranda has to offer, including Barron Falls.
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  • Even though it wasn't the wet season it had been raining for a week prior to our visit and still was. There was virtually no water in the river though you could see where it had been during the wet...  more »
  • I love it. However just do it by your own rather then book it by a tour...doesn't have any coaching that goes with you. Rent a car and do Kuranda National Park on your own and do the train view for 2....  more »
  • We stopped here earlier on the train trip and decided to revisit it later. A very good decision. The walkway from the carpark to the falls station is stunning!  more »
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  • Great and scenic in the rain season! A must see. If you have a car you don't need to catch the expensive train, but just follow the signs and park on top of the path along the woods. Marvellous nature walk of about 15 minutes on a safe platform and magnificient views
  • Definitely worth seeing! Such an amazing view. 100% recommend to everyone. You can get there by car, the access is very easy.
  • An absolutely majestic beauty spot, at least during wet weather. The walkway to the falls is well designed and makes the trip from car park to falls an engaging and reasonably comfortable experience.
  • This is a fantastic place to visit if you are in the Cairns / Port Douglas area. Taking the Kuranda scenic railway, you get to stop over for around ten minutes to appreciate the magnificent natural beauty. We took Skyrail from Smithfield to Kuranda and then had lunch in the village before taking the train back to Freshwater station.
  • I was lucky to visit this waterfall after a heavy rain. It is a magnificent sight that you don’t want to miss out here in Kuranda!

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