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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  • I love everything about this place. The swimming experience, the walk to the swimming areas. The wildlife you see if you stay in the moment and look and the exercise slow uphill climb, just enough.so....  more
    I love everything about this place. The swimming experience, the walk to the swimming areas. The wildlife you see if you stay in the moment and look and the exercise slow uphill climb, just enough.so....  more »
  • A happy couple of hours spent sitting, sliding and clambering on the rocks, and swimming in the wonderful pool. A must-visit for any family of teens in the area! 
    A happy couple of hours spent sitting, sliding and clambering on the rocks, and swimming in the wonderful pool. A must-visit for any family of teens in the area!  more »
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  • A hidden gem that comes up easily as place to visit, the falls is absolutely gorgeous and a good place to take a dip and have some fun with friends and family. Easily accessible after a short walk, the only thing everyone needs to be aware and mindful of is the annoying bush flies.
  • Beautiful waterfall and swimming hole, have to climb over some rocks to swim but not too difficult. Lovely clear water. Shady areas under trees or can lie in sun. Didn’t need reef shoes as rocks are not sharp and bottom of swimming hole is just sand. Had a great time!

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