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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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  • We had an interesting time taking in the rainforest scenery along the raised boardwalk to the Barron Falls viewing area. The information boards along the way explained the fauna and flora as well as s...  more »
  • This is a lovely place and there's a treetop walkway down to the falls, don't go if you have a problem with heights, it can be scary.Well worth a visit .  more »
  • We drove to the Barron Falls lookout from Kuranda rather than going via train/skyrail. The walk from the carpark to the lookout was great, very green and scenic and a decent ramp the whole way with ra...  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.