Barron Falls Station

The Barron Falls is a majestic 260-metre, granite-faced waterfall and is one of Cairns’ most iconic landmarks

Barron Falls
View the mighty Barron Falls at Skyrail Rainforest Cableway's Barron Falls Station

On approach to Barron Falls Station you will enjoy spectacular views of the Barron Gorge, a deep chasm lined with dense rainforest vegetation, and the Barron Falls.

A friendly Skyrail attendant will welcome your gondola into Barron Falls Station before you alight to explore the rainforest station.

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

When is the best time to visit Barron Falls?

The Falls are at their most spectacular during the wet season in Cairns, which is December through to March. The majestic Barron Falls literally come alive during tropical rains which help feed its dramatic descent into the rugged Barron Gorge.


Barron Falls in the wet Season

A visit to the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth during wet season is a must do experience.

Easy access walkways at Barron Falls Station lead you through the rainforest to three separate lookouts providing breathtaking views of the Gorge and Falls. 

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.

The station is also home to the Rainforest Interpretation Centre. The Centre, developed in conjunction with CSIRO, Australia’s premier scientific research organisation, houses a visual and interactive presentation of the rainforest environment.

Touch-screen computers, videos and a range of graphic displays will help you to unravel some of the mysteries of this complex ecosystem while providing you and your family with a fun and entertaining learning experience to enhance your enjoyment of the rainforest.

The final 1.7kms to Kuranda Terminal takes just under 10 minutes, where you will arrive at the village in the rainforest!


Barron Falls Station is also the meeting point for those that have added an ATV tour with Kuranda Rainforest Journeys into their day.

Guests who experience Skyrail and have chosen to add the ATV tour to their rainforest experience prior to travel, will be greeted at the Barron Falls Station by a Kuranda Rainforest Journeys tour guide.


Add another element to your Skyrail experience by adding an ATV tour of the exclusive Barron Falls Estate

Free wireless internet is available at our Barron Falls Station during opening hours.  Look for the WiFi signs within the terminal. 

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