Josephine Falls, Cairns

4.8
#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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  • Pretty little spot - visited on a warm day and water looked quite refreshing. One of the must do falls on the waterfall circuit. 
    Pretty little spot - visited on a warm day and water looked quite refreshing. One of the must do falls on the waterfall circuit.  more »
  • Good sliding down the rock face and safe if you take care. I'm 82 and I found it a nice walk in the rainforest and not tiring at all' 
    Good sliding down the rock face and safe if you take care. I'm 82 and I found it a nice walk in the rainforest and not tiring at all'  more »
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  • 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.
  • A nice waterfall with a lovely clear swimming area at the bottom of the rock slide. The safety signs indicate to be super careful diving around rocks can be life changing. A easy walk talk a bater bottle the path leading to the falls is clean and fresh you smell it in the air.

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