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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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  • Drove to this site via car in the evening and had the trail to ourselves. Use mosquito repellant. There is an excellent canopy trail and the falls are spectacular. Best of all, this is a free activity...  more »
  • Stopover on the Kuranda railway, we went sightseeing. Looks pretty waterfall Mirador are spectacular views. Rerun the train immediately after a train whistle, 1. After a second time will keep going.
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  • We were so looking forward to this fabulous site. We visited in early January, 2017. The waterfall was little more than a trickle. Of course, this is Mother Nature's doing. Apparently, the runoff hadn...  more »