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JOSEPHINE FALLS
JOSEPHINE FALLS
75 KM SOUTH OF CAIRNS
75 KM SOUTH OF CAIRNS


Josephine Falls

Updated: 02-Mar-2017

Josephine Falls is located 75km south of Cairns.  The turn off is 2 km south of Mirriwinni on the Bruce Highway.  The sealed road drive into the falls is 8 km. 

This pretty waterfall is fed by rains falling on Queensland's highest mountain, Bartle Frere, which looms above this popular picnic spot. Picnic tables, a shelter shed, a coin-operated gas barbecue and toilets are provided in the picnic area near the carpark.

You can view the falls by taking a short walk through the rainforest on an 800m walking track. The walking track leads from the carpark to a viewing platform at the base of the falls.

Josephine Falls has a fabulous natural slide that is very popular.  The water is crystal clear and refreshingly cold. 

Be aware!!  If you notice the water starting to rise or notice a change in the water colour this indicates flash flooding.  At this stage leave the water immediately.  The water can become a raging torrent if there is rain in the higher catchment area.  Flash flooding happens here.  

Josephine Falls is the start point for the walk to Broken Nose ( 8 hours ) and to summit Bartle Frere ( allow 2 days )

Camping is not permitted at Josephine Falls.  Camping permits are required for 'hike in' camping sites in Wooroonooran National Park. 

Birdwatching and wildlife watching is another popular pastime here.  Lists of common birds and other animals are available from the Ranger.

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