Josephine Falls, Cairns

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#1 of 9 in Nature in Cairns Region
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Nestled under the canopy of a lush rainforest, Josephine Falls is a popular recreation site where you can take a plunge in a crystal clear swimming hole or laze on large rocks. Wearing water shoes will make scrambling over slippery rocks easier. After splashing around, make use of the picnic tables and barbecues near the parking. Observation decks on the way to the falls offer great views. Use our Cairns itinerary builder app to visit Josephine Falls on your trip to Cairns, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • For me this is the pick of the Falls near Cairns. Located between Cairns and Innesfail its an easy drive in and quite scenic. July August is harvesting time for the sugar cane, there is lots of... 
    For me this is the pick of the Falls near Cairns. Located between Cairns and Innesfail its an easy drive in and quite scenic. July August is harvesting time for the sugar cane, there is lots of...  more »
  • Lots of parking space. But this also means lots of people. Yes there's toilets. Easy walk (see pic for tracks) not sure why someone wrote it was hard. Signs up everywhere warning you of the dangers... 
    Lots of parking space. But this also means lots of people. Yes there's toilets. Easy walk (see pic for tracks) not sure why someone wrote it was hard. Signs up everywhere warning you of the dangers...  more »
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  • these falls are amazing! you can slide down the natural waterslide here as the water is quite deep, good place for snorkeling as the water is crystal clear, lots of catfish in the water! be careful with children here it’s a bit tricky getting around the waterfall, gets quite busy here sometimes.
  • Easy drive from Cairns, bitumen road all the way with good signage. Great car park and easy access path to falls. A wheel chair could get to the end but not down to the water hole as there are steps and a gate. Good view of the falls, beautiful but not spectacular. To get to the water hole to swim requires walking over the rocks which is slightly challenging. The water is crystal clear but quite cold, albeit very refreshing when you get it. Great fun to slide down the rocks but again can be risky with slips and falls possible. Even so a great place to see and spend a couple of hours.

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