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

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

Located at Barron Falls Station, The Edge Lookout is an impressive steel and glass structure which provides unimpeded panoramic views of the spectacular historical landscape and invites daring visitors to push their own boundaries by standing on a nerve tester glass panel section of the boardwalk suspended some 160 metres above the Gorge.


Experience amazing views of one of Cairns' most iconic and visited landmarks from The Edge Lookout

Easy access walkways lead you through the rainforest where two separate lookouts 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 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


Maintenance Works: Red Peak & Barron Falls Boardwalks

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway will commence boardwalk maintenance works at Red Peak and Barron Falls on May 17, 2019. During these ongoing works, short sections of the boardwalk will be closed, however the majority will remain accessible at all times, minimising disruption to our customer experience. Our complimentary Ranger Guided Tours at Red Peak will continue, as will access to the Rainforest Discovery Zone. The Edge Lookout and CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre at Barron Falls, will not be impacted. Restroom facilities at Red Peak and Barron Falls will remain fully accessible during these works. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to delivering an enhanced visitor experience in the near future.