Josephine Falls, Cairns

4.8
#2 of 8 in Nature in Cairns Region
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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  • Josephine Falls really took me by surprise. I had done my research and knew the waterfall itself was exotic in itself but didn't expect the ridiculously fun waterslide that accompanied it!  more »
  • Very beautiful waterfall which consists in two parts The upper part (the most beautiful) which is forbidden to water activities and which is a pleasure for contemplation And the lower part that offers water holes but also natural slides thanks to rocks smoothed by erosion
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  • Beautiful but very crowded, even in the quiet season. Good spot for a swim if you can get to the water and don't mind other people around. Water is cool and refreshing. Have to walk a little but it's easy.
  • Beautiful waterfall. There was high waters when we went as there was continuous rain previous few days, but this made it more beautiful. A wonderful place to take a swim on a hot summer day.
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