Barron Falls, Kuranda

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#2 of 8 in Parks in Kuranda
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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  • Usually a trickle of water down a rock face. Heavy rains changed that into a raging torrent. I was told that within a week, it would be a trickle again  more »
  • During the wet season you see quite a bit of water at the falls. There is quite a good walk around to the station viewing platform..  more »
  • We had hoped to go to the Barrier reef but the cyclone prevented it with roads closed and dirty sea, so this was a bonus. With the huge volume of water the sight and the noise were quite overwhelming....  more »
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  • Great potential. Flow dam controlled so amount of water may not reflect what pictures show. Still a nice place. Would be great after some serious rain
  • Nice scenic ride to get there. Make an early start so you're done before the heat catches you. Bring water and a hat/umbrella for heat or rain. Enjoy
  • Great look out place, since we were with family we couldn't explore the way to get close to the water otherwise there were back packers who were having lot of fun sliding into a pot hole of water falls. Look out from Skyrail was extraordinary its beautiful even with less water.
  • This was a beautiful expecially from the perspective of the cable car . when I went it was after some very heavy rains which made the falls spectacular
  • Nice lookout, pretty far off view from the train, wish they stopped for more than 10 mins
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