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Josephine Falls Walking Track
Cairns, Cairns Area

Free Entry - Entry Information

13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

Description

Josephine Creek begins as a trickle high on the south-east side of Bartle Frere, Queensland's highest mountain. By the time it reaches Josephine Falls, the trickle has become a substantial creek, which at times turns into a raging torrent. Tumbling over granite boulders, it forms the picturesque Josephine Falls.

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This track leads you through lush tropical rainforest, to viewing decks overlooking the Josephine Creek and Falls, where there are excellent photographic opportunities. Wheelchair access is available to the viewing platform at the top pool.

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About the Walk

1.2 kilometres
30 minutes
Short Walk
Easy
Circuit
The Josephine Falls parking area.

Walk Highlights

  • World Heritage Area
  • Picturesque waterfalls
  • Granite boulders
  • Lush tropical rainforest

Walk Hints

Josephine Falls is an extremely refreshing place to visit - but it is also potentially dangerous. The rocks are exceptionally slippery, the water is cold and water levels can change suddenly and without warning.

There is a restricted access area around the top of the falls. Serious injuries and deaths have occurred here. Some walks may be closed during the wet season, between October and May and flash floods are common during this period.

Daytime temperatures and humidity can be high at any time of the year and nights can be very cool. Please carry suitable clothing to accommodate all extremes. August to September is generally the driest period, but heavy rain can fall at any time.

Best Time To Go

To ensure your visit is fun and comfortable, try to visit between April and October when the weather and track conditions are at their best.

Property Details

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Further Details:
To ensure your visit is fun and comfortable, try to visit between April and October when the weather and track conditions are at their best. Highlights of the Josephine Falls Walking Track include: World Heritage Area, picturesque waterfalls, granite boulders and lush tropical rainforests. This easy 1.2 kilometre walk should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Josephine Falls is an extremely refreshing place to visit - but it is also potentially dangerous. The rocks are exceptionally slippery, the water is cold and water levels can change suddenly and without warning. There is a restricted access area around the top of the falls - do not enter this area.

How To Get There:
Josephine Falls is 75 kilometres south of Cairns. Turn off the Bruce Highway two kilometres south of Miriwinni and drive eight kilometres to Josephine Falls. Access is possible by conventional vehicle.


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Map of Josephine Falls Walking Track
Wooroonooran National Park
Cairns
Queensland 4870 Australia

Contact Details

13 7468

 

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