Josephine Falls, Cairns

4.8
#2 of 8 in Nature in Cairns Region
Nestled under the canopy of a lush rainforest, Josephine Falls is a popular recreation site where you can take a plunge in a crystal clear swimming hole or laze on large rocks. Wearing water shoes will make scrambling over slippery rocks easier. After splashing around, make use of the picnic tables and barbecues near the parking. Observation decks on the way to the falls offer great views. Use our Cairns itinerary builder app to visit Josephine Falls on your trip to Cairns, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We visited on a rainy day to see the falls and it was quite a sight. Its an easy walk on concrete paths all the way to the top of the pathway (as far as it is open - parts were closed when we...  more »
  • the day I went it poured with rain but what do you expect in the wet season. No swimming at the falls as the water was flowing swiftly  more »
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  • Beautiful but very crowded, even in the quiet season. Good spot for a swim if you can get to the water and don't mind other people around. Water is cool and refreshing. Have to walk a little but it's easy.
  • Beautiful waterfall. There was high waters when we went as there was continuous rain previous few days, but this made it more beautiful. A wonderful place to take a swim on a hot summer day.
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