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Josephine Falls

Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland (QLD), Australia


Josephine Falls are ranked among the most beautiful in the Tropical North Queensland, and have been used in many television commercials. Josephine Falls are located at the foot of the southern face of Mount Bartle Frere in the Wooroonooran National Park, in Queensland, Australia. The falls are a popular recreation site among locals as the water flows over a large rock to form a natural waterslide. Visitors can swim in the crystal clear waters, and relax on the sandy beach as the gentle breeze rustles leaves high in the rainforest canopy.

Josephine Falls is 75 km south of Cairns. On the Bruce Highway between Babinda and Innisfail turn off the Bruce Highway 2 km south of Mirriwinni and drive 8 km to Josephine Falls. In order to arrive at Josephine Falls, one must turn left just south of Miriwinni if coming from Innisfail or right if coming from Cairns. From the car park, there is a 700-metre walk to the falls and swimming area. Access to the top section of the falls is prohibited. Serious injuries and deaths have occurred here. Also the natural rock slide can be dangerous for those unused to the area and there is occasional flash flooding - no warning, just a sudden increase in the water volume.