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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • September 7, 2017
    Very well maintained walk way with plenty of shade and rest spots for hot days or even just to take it your surroundings. Enjoyable walk to the viewpoint. Best seen during the wet season where the water flow is shows its full ability. We visited during the dry season so waterflow was weak (as expected) but the simple view of the rock formations of nature is breathtaking!
  • September 14, 2017
    What a beautiful water falls ! From both sides, either from stop over on the way up to Kuranda village by skyrail as well on the way from Kuranda to Cairns train makes stop over there for tourists to take nice memorable photos !
  • July 17, 2017
    Well maintained trail down to a lower viewing platform and train station looking out of Barron Falls. A combination of steps and gentle slope of a well maintained bitumen path suitable for prams and wheelchair accessible.
  • July 15, 2017
    Quite a memorable sight when visiting Queensland. The scope of the falls were amazing. Nice walk around the surrounding area's too.
  • July 26, 2017
    A must visit place. I visited long time ago and it was beautiful. A good day out.

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