While it is an impressive spectacle at any time of year, the majestic Barron Falls literally comes alive during the wet season as the tropical rains feed its dramatic descent to the rugged gorge that has been carved out below.
A visit to Australia’s tropical rainforest with Skyrail during wet season is a must do experience, particularly if waterfall photography is on your bucket list!
Rain is a vital part of this ancient environment and its arrival 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.
One of the most popular things to do in Cairns is to combine a Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience with a Kuranda Scenic Railway journey, a number of alternate itinerary options are available to ensure you experience the best of Tropical North Queensland’s best selling rainforest attractions. The Barron Falls can be viewed from Kuranda Scenic Railway’s Barron Falls Station viewing platform and with three separate lookouts at Skyrail’s Barron Falls Station, photographers of all levels are drawn to the up-close-and-personal views that are on offer. And don’t worry about getting wet as your Skyrail rainforest tour comes complete with complimentary umbrellas.
The Tropical North Queensland region is also a place of great inspiration, not only for travellers from all over the world, but also Hollywood’s elite. James Cameron’s Avatar broke box office records in 2009 and received many accolades and awards. Avatar takes you to a special world beyond the imagination and highlights the journey of Jake Sully [Australia’s very own Sam Worthington]. Jake is first sent to infiltrate the Na’vi people of Pandora, only to fall in love with a Na’vi female called Neytiri. It is not long before he also feels part of the beautiful surroundings of Pandora including the floating mountains; the tree of souls and the spectacular scenery that has created a world of lush, green escapism for movie goers world-wide. Now you can see the real thing, on Skyrail!
Avatar designer Dylan Cole revealed his inspiration for Avatar’s forest, came from a trip on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway!
On Skyrail, visitors glide just metres over ancient rainforest with a bird’s view of the forest canopy, basket ferns and a multitude of leaves, sparkling a million shades of green. In our rainforests there is the world’s oldest kangaroo, the world’s first flowering plants and many relic species from the days of Gondwanaland. As for the famous blue residents, there are a few. The iridescent Ulysses butterfly flashes across the canopy, while the Southern Cassowary’s blue neck and red wattles provide a stark contrast to the green foliage. The Wet Tropics are even home to bioluminescent residents including fungi, fireflies, glow worms and some large earthworms. Unlike Pandora, these rainforests are protected and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway provides the most sustainable and environmentally friendly way to visit them and is a truly unique rainforest experience, available no-where else in the world.
We look forward to sharing our Pandora with you.
Visiting Australia’s World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforests in the rain really is a magical and must do experience. Rolling cloud formations hug the majestic rainforest clad mountain ranges, shrouding this ancient environment in a cloak of moisture laden mist. Skyrail is the perfect rainy day experience.
Relax and immerse yourself in a fascinating journey of discovery through the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest on earth!Take a look right now from our live Cairns webcams to see the forest and falls! We look forward to showcasing the best of Tropical North Queensland’s waterfalls to you this summer.
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