Barron Falls

Glide gently into Barron Falls where you’ll leave your gondola to experience amazing views of one of Cairns’ most iconic and visited landmarks – the majestic Barron Falls.

Barron Falls
Barron Falls is a 260-metre waterfall and one of Cairns most iconic landmarks


Barron Falls - Experience Enhancement Works

From June 2018 to January 2019 works are being undertaken to improve Barron Falls Station. Some lookouts and displays will be off limits during this time but views of the Barron Falls will still be accessible. 

Plan to spend around 20 - 30 minutes discovering the rainforest, Barron Falls and the Barron Gorge National Park.

Easy access walkways lead you through the rainforest to three separate lookouts that provide very different perspectives of the 260-metre, craggy faced waterfall that tumbles down to the deep rainforest-lined chasm of the Barron Gorge.

Barron Falls Station
Take in the amazing views across Barron Falls and the Gorge from any of Skyrail's 3 lookouts

The Barron Falls site itself has an interesting history, once the construction base site of the hydroelectric development in the 1930’s. A display of some of the machinery used in the construction provides a fascinating insight as to how the development was undertaken.

While it is a spectacular sight at any time of the year, the Barron Falls really comes into its own during Cairns’ wet season (December to March), when tropical rains help feed its dramatic descent.

The station is also home to the Rainforest Interpretation Centre. Developed in conjunction with CSIRO, Australia’s premier scientific research organisation, the centre houses a range of audio, visual and interactive presentation materials that the whole family can enjoy.

Barron Falls is approximately 10 minutes from the Kuranda Terminal and approximately 15 minutes from the Red Peak.

To Kuranda Terminal