Barron Gorge National Park


Rugged mountains, ravines, tumbling waterfalls, magnificent rainforest, rich and varied wildlife, easy access and a fascinating history make this one of Queensland’s most popular national parks. Nestled betwen Cairns and Kuranda

Popular Walks


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Only a 20min drive from Cairns.


See QLD GOV website below:


Contact details

Queensland Government Parks and Forest:

Very Easy
1.2 km return
45 mins

Barron Falls Lookout

A lovely little board walk with many information signs to a spectacular waterfall (especially in the wet season).

Very Hard
3.6 km one-way
2 hrs

Barron Gorge Waterfalls


The walk starts at Barron hydro-electrical station and finishes on top of Barron Falls. It goes over all the waterfalls. Suited for Alpinist and Mountaineers with previous experience only.

7.1 km
5 hrs

Glacier Rock via Douglas Track

A walk through rainforest to an ancient glacier rock with amazing views for a good chunk of it.

9.4 km return
4 hrs

McDonalds Track

This historic track links Wright's Lookout to the Douglas Track, taking you from Kuranda down the Barron River Gorge. It provides views of the gorge from the southern side, seldom seen by the visitor unless they take the train down.

2 km
1 hr

Stony Creek Weir track

Nice little walk along a beautiful creek to swimming holes

Very Easy
3 km return
1 hr

Wrights Lookout

A beautiful lookout over the Barron Gorge national park down to the Cairns' bay.