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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. 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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  • Didn't think I especially it is often listed in guidebooks and brochures.
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  • Probably more impressive in the wet season, but stunning drop worth your time to take a look. Easily accessible for all party members  more »
  • Not enough water in May 2018 to make this waterfall as spectacular as it probably could be. Waterfall circuit around Millaa Millaa better for waterfalls  more »
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  • Cairns and surrounding areas are like nowhere else in Australia. Vertical. Most of Australia is usually pretty flat but not up here. The highway up from Cairns is incredibly winding and frankly a bit intimidating but the falls are worth it. You're about a kilometer away from the falls when you get to the lookout but they still make a racket. The walkways mix surface paths with canopy sections but aren't too much up and down. You can get up to the falls by steam train, car or cable car. The table lands are cooler than the coast ... reletively, but autumn and spring are the best times to go. Winter is cooler but the falls are less spectacular then. Be wary of the cassowary birds. They can be extremely dangerous. The are no shops nearby. Bring your own food and cold drinks. There are fresh water taps and toilets but that's it.
  • I imagine the falls are much more spectacular in the wet season. Still good to see though. They are doing an upgrade on walking tracks at the moment so you will get better views once that is finished.
  • Beautiful place, really like the walk threw the forest with lookouts along the trail, will be returning in wet season to see the Baron Falls in peak.
  • Scenic falls and really nice both on the scenic railway lookout when the railway stops on the way to Kuranda as well as the SkyRail lookout. The SkyRail lookout has more information and a CSIRO interpretation centre which is interesting but the railway stop has a nice hiking trail which you can probably do if you don't mind waiting for the next train. Nice views but rather packed when the train stops because everyone wants photos.
  • Absolutely beautiful and worth the walk as it is only a short walk from the car park down and up a nice gentle slope. The pathways to the second lookout are well built and you will always feel very safe.

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