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Barron Gorge National Park

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Address: Queensland, Australia
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Fantastic Waterfall

There are three ways of seeing the park. Travel from cairns to Kuranda by Skyrail and marvel at the expanse of this tropical rainforest or drive to Kuranda and follow the signs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
Jim D
Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

There are three ways of seeing the park. Travel from cairns to Kuranda by Skyrail and marvel at the expanse of this tropical rainforest or drive to Kuranda and follow the signs to Barron Falls. From the parking area you walk for about 20 minutes through the rainforest to view the falls. The third way is take the Kuranda train... More 

Thank Jim D
Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Barron Gorge national park is only a short fifteen minute drive along the road from Lake Placid at Caravonica. With water levels up from recent rain activity, there is also several little waterfalls flowing nicely, one such one with good photo opportunities is Surprise Falls, and you see that directly from the power station bridge. Unfortunately the Stanwell Barron Gorge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Come to Barron gorge. This is an incredible area and has been made accessible in a lovely way. Definitely bring your swimmers and have a dip in the river. We rock hopped up the river quite a way and there is plenty of smaller and secluded pools away from the main swimming area. This is a must see if you're... More 

Thank James C
Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

We travelled to baron gorge on the train then took cable car through the rain forest the scenery was spectacular

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We drove out to the car park and went for a walk down to the Rail Station. The walk was all on board walks sometime many metres off the forest floor. The views of the Gorge from the Railway Station were great. This was a relatively easy walk which could be enjoyed by persons of all fitness levels.

Thank John W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Having no time to get catch the Karunda Scenic Rail we went to the Barron Gorge. Fantastic place and was pram friendly enjoyed the scenery and the walking trail as there was not many people and it was very peaceful.

Thank AdnanMir
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

WOW! The Barron Gorge National Park is an absolute Must for freshwater hole swimming. These amazing waterholes of which there are plenty are beautiful. In the summer months stingers are in the ocean and make swimming very hard so freshwater creeks are the way to go.

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

The Barron Gorge is a magnificant gorge that can be viewed from a cable-car, a train, walking, mountain bike or explored by car. The upper gorge which hosts the spectacular Barron Falls is best viewed from the Barron Falls Railway Station which is 5 km from Kuranda. The lower gorge, which is a mecca for white water rafting and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

There is a picturesque walk to overlook the Barron Falls near Kuranda out of Cairns. You can see this Gorge from the Sky-train but it is a lovely walk in the Barron Gorge national Park.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We had been told to take the cable car up to the Barron Falls but we were tooling along Highway #1 and turned off at Kuranda and drove up to Barron Falls Lookout. There is a small parking lot and from there an elevated trail through the jungle and down to the narrow gauge railway station. At a few points... More 

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