Josephine Falls, Cairns

4.8
#2 of 8 in Nature in Cairns Region
Nestled under the canopy of a lush rainforest, Josephine Falls is a popular recreation site where you can take a plunge in a crystal clear swimming hole or laze on large rocks. Wearing water shoes will make scrambling over slippery rocks easier. After splashing around, make use of the picnic tables and barbecues near the parking. Observation decks on the way to the falls offer great views. Use our Cairns itinerary builder app to visit Josephine Falls on your trip to Cairns, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • These falls are spectacular and were breathtaking to look at. I would absolutely go again. Just be warned - there are leeches in the area, as my partner found once we got back to our car!  more »
  • We enjoyed the walk from the car park to the falls, it was lovely and shady on a hot day. The path is well maintained and the viewing platforms ensure a great experience.  more »
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  • Beautiful but very crowded, even in the quiet season. Good spot for a swim if you can get to the water and don't mind other people around. Water is cool and refreshing. Have to walk a little but it's easy.
  • Beautiful waterfall. There was high waters when we went as there was continuous rain previous few days, but this made it more beautiful. A wonderful place to take a swim on a hot summer day.

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