Josephine Falls walking track, Wooroonooran National Park
Grade: easy.... more
Distance: 1.2 kilometres return.
Time: allow 30 minutes walking time.
Josephine Creek starts as a trickle high on the south-east side of the summit of Bartle Frere and ends as a substantial creek flowing into the Russell River. Approximately 7.5 kilometres from the summit of Bartle Frere, the waters of Josephine Creek tumble over granite boulders, forming the picturesque Josephine Falls.
From the car park the track leads through lush tropical rainforest, to viewing decks overlooking Josephine Creek and falls. Viewing platforms offer excellent views and opportunities for photography. Wheelchair access is available to the viewing platform at the top pool. Do not enter the restricted access area around the top of the falls. Serious injuries and deaths have occurred here. Penalties apply.
Flash flooding (rapidly rising water) is common during wetter months. Rapid and unpredictable water level rises have isolated people on the far bank requiring their rescue. The rocks are also exceptionally slippery, the water cold and submerged objects may be in the creek. Never jump or dive into the water and take care around steep slopes and rock faces along the track and at the lookout.... less
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