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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  • We went here after the ex-cyclone passed through and the water was really high (nearly at the caution marker). Beautiful spot, the water is cold and you need to be willing to do some rock hopping.  more »
  • We did this trip to Josephine Falls with a tour group Waterfall Wanderers. Absolutely loved visiting this amazing place. Josephine Falls is definitely one of those bucket list places to visit and...  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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