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Published July 10th 2018
A visit to this possibly 'most famous' waterfall is a must
Surroundings of rugged mountains, ravines, lush rainforest, rich and varied wildlife and the sounds of roaring tumbling waterfalls make Barron Falls Lookout a nature and outdoor enthusiast's dream come true!
The mighty and spectacular Barron Falls during dry season.
This lookout is situated in one of the most popular National Parks in North Queensland- the World-Heritage Listed Barron Gorge National Park, which is nestled between Cairns and Kuranda. Barron Falls Lookout Track indubitably captures the true power of nature and the great outdoors, making you want to come back for more.
The main viewing platform overlooking the lush rainforest.
The boardwalk is approximately a 1.2km return walk and is an elevated, wheelchair-accessible walkway. It is suspended high above the forest floor, making you feel that you are almost walking sky-high through the mighty canopies, and transverses its way through exuberant rainforest leading to the viewing platform where offerings of a full frontal aspect of the spectacular falls can be seen and enjoyed.
Close up of Barron Falls cascading into the gorge.
The main viewing platform not only offers uninterrupted views over the stunning gorge and picturesque Barron Falls, glimpses of the gondolas from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway can also be seen gliding above the far-side of the gorge and the Kuranda Scenic Railway tourist train pulls into the platform below the Lookout.
During wet season you will be enveloped with clouds of mist as the falls come to full thunder, magically pouring down to the stunning gorge and during the dry months the 260-metre Barron Falls tumbles endlessly over water-sculptured rocks of the narrow gorge walls and into the deep rainforest-lined chasm of the Barron Gorge.
Whether you are an outdoor and nature enthusiast or not, Barron Falls Lookout Boardwalk Track will undoubtedly impress all ages. It is a truly magical attraction that must be added on the bucket list and itinerary!
Take a rest and enjoy the picnic & rest areas on the boardwalk track.
Barron Falls Lookout can be accessed via Barron Falls Road or from the tourist train, which stops at the Barron Falls Railway Station. Skyrail's cable car gondolas offer an alternative view from above too.
There are informative signs located at the beginning and the end of boardwalk track to the Lookout
From the car park at Barron Falls Road, follow the sign to the Boardwalk and from here the spectacular easily accessible walk begins winding its way through the rainforest with plenty of seats and stops on the way to the viewing platform where the Lookout is located.