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Barron Falls, Kuranda

4.3
#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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  • Well worth the trip either on the train or the sky rail - for me one of the wonders of the world - make sure you bring a camera  more »
  • There was none of the waterfall. In the wet season it will be fixed very nice and we had hoped for. Unfortunately there was a little bit when we stopped here with the steam train. When it's been a while is dry I'd save yourself the trouble.
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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.

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