Josephine Falls, Cairns

#1 of 9 in Nature in Cairns Region
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • There were no signs informing you of the hazard. Especially afterrecent rain spell, it ought to be there. None at all. Trek at your own peril.  more »
  • This place is like none other. We have been to a few other waterholes around Cairns and so far this is our favourite. The water is deep but clear blue, it's cold but not too cold. The forest...  more »
  • 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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