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Barron Falls, Kuranda

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Barron Falls by using our Kuranda itinerary builder.
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  • I must say that is my humble opinion, the classic after classic of Cairns in fact if you have a car in 40 50 minutes you are in kuranda, then given the absurd prices but giusticabilissimi in Australia, why is everyone so, guided tours or the Skyfalls or the train, with your own transportation there is cheap for a ride to kuranda nostalgic , a bit retro, and then you walk to the lookout of the Barron falls. You see a little to far and in August of course are stressed so to speak but then again the little walk in the forest is short with no stairs and pretty. After the sea, Port Douglas and Palm Cove there is!
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  • We hired a car & drove up to the falls. The road way was very beautiful. We wanted to avoid the crowds & arrived at 3:45pm. No entry fee, plenty of parking. Walk was so easy about 20-30mins with vario...  more »
  • Stunning views from the stop along the skytrain! I was shocked when, as we turned a bend on the path there was suddenly an overwhelmingly huge hole in the ground, and water running down in it! Breath ...  more »
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  • I went during the wet season and the water was gushing down the mountain. Beautiful view. If you take the train up the mountain the train stops at Barron falls and you can take the pictures of breathtaking views.
  • Nice and easy walk from carpark to lookout platform. Great views at the falls.
  • Amazing waterfalls. It is better during the wet season. Go down to the train station the view is so much has better
  • Absolutely incredible !!! A Camera cannot capture the beauty, transcendence and magnificence of this view. If I could give any advice, spend your time taking in the scenery instead of capturing it on your camera. Truly a amazing display of nature. Another tip: it's perfectly safe to walk barefoot and also I found gave me a stronger connection with the place :) Enjoy.
  • The Barron Falls are awesome, a bit of a trek to get to the best view, but well worth the effort.

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