Why you need to come to Skyrail when it rains…
The majestic Barron Falls have literally come alive this week after recent tropical rains have fed its dramatic descent into the rugged Barron Gorge.
A visit to the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth during wet season is a must do experience, particularly if waterfall photography is on your list!
Should I visit Skyrail if it’s raining?
The answer is an emphatic – YES! The ancient environment shrouded in mist gives it a somewhat mysterious ‘Jurassic Park’ feel as you ascend high into the clouds. The arrival of rain heralds the flowering and fruiting of many plants, not to mention the effect it has on the Barron Falls! A giant 260-metre, granite-faced waterfall, the Barron Falls is one of Cairns’ and Tropical North Queensland’s most iconic landmarks. Impressive year round, the falls are truly a sight to behold in the summer months, as the churning waters thunder over the granite precipice to create an impressive monument to nature’s deluge.
Bring the kids, your rain jackets and your cameras. You don’t want to miss this!
All images supplied by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway environment ranger and photographer Mike Gaia
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