Barron Falls


Barron Falls

One of the most impressive and popular waterfalls in North Queensland, Baron Falls is a tall and spectacular waterfall which is reached via a 40-minutes’ return walk. Definitely, a must-see waterfall.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 16° 50.203' E 145° 38.636'
Parking: the end of Barron Falls Rd, Kuranda
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 40min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 131m Type of the waterfall: Segmented

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
GPS:          S 16° 50.203' E 145° 38.636'
Parking:     the end of Barron Falls Rd, Kuranda
Access:     40min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Barron Falls is roughly a 40 minutes’ drive away from Cairns, or 1hr 10 minutes’ from Port Douglas. From Cairns travel 29km north-west on the A1. Then turn left onto well-signposted Fallon Rd. In 1.1km, on a round-about, turn left onto Masons Rd, and then, finally, onto Barron Falls Rd. The car park is located at the end of the road (1.3km). The road is a sealed one.

Alternatively, you can drive through (or walk from) Kuranda Village centre – the parking is 3.2km away from the village. Just follow the signs.

The car park is a big one, and has toilets.

From the parking follow an easy path which in 15-20 minutes brings you to Din Din Barron Falls lookout. This walk is a wheel-chair friendly (with assistance). You can see the full waterfall from a distance.

Return via the same route. Total walking time 30-40 minutes.

Alternatively, you can access the falls’ lookout from the tourist train, which stops at the Barron Falls Railway Station; or via Skyrail’s cable car gondolas which offers unforgettable falls’ view from above.

Barron Falls is a permanent waterfall. Beautiful all year round. Best time to visit – Dec to Mar.

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