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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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  • There are great views of the Falls from both Skyrail and Scenic Rail. Each gives you a different perspective, so it's fun to do both, but if you only do one, we recommend Skyrail. 
  • While on a Trafalgar 2 week tour of Australia last January, we enjoyed a morning at Tjapukai out of Cairns and then a Skyrail ride over the awesome rainforest. We made a brief stop at Barron Falls on ...  more »
  • Just a short from the skyway cable car platform gives you some wondered views of the falls. Through not much water is flowing at the moment is is still worth the walk