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  • Address: Lamb Range QLD 4870, Cairns, Australia
  • Hours: Open 24 hours
  • Admission: Dependent on activity
Whether it’s hiking, boating or tracking wildlife, the lush hills and scenic passes of Barron Gorge National Park make up the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts to explore this natural Australian wonder, which lies just beyond Cairns city limits.

Overnight travelers can set up camp at nearby Speewah Conservation Park before setting out on one of Barron Gorge’s popular hikes, which range from an easy 1.2 kilometers to more challenging excursions between the park’s three main trailheads. Commercial rafting trips along the Barron River let daredevil travelers explore less accessible parts of the lower gorge, while wildlife lovers can find tree-kangaroos, flying foxes, spotted-tail quolls and even the endangered southern cassowary along the river’s edge.

Visitors often stroll along the banks of Lake Placid in the lower Barron Gorge, and the popular Skyrail Rainforest Cableway takes visitors high up into the park’s rainforest canopy.

Practical Info

The lower section of Barron Gorge National Park is located 18 kilometers northwest of Cairns, and the upper section is 27 kilometers outside the city. Rainy season lasts from December to April, so it’s best to travel between May and September to escape the downpour.

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Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns, Cairns ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Do you want to have your own private tour guide and vehicle all to yourself? This tour will take you to some of the most spectacular scenery in a World ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $570.70
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White-Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas, Cairns & ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White-Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy an outdoor adventure in Queensland with a 2-hour white-water rafting tour in Barron Gorge National Park. This experience is a suitable introduction to ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 3.5 to 5 hours

From USD $75.33
Cairns 4WD Waterfall and Rainforest Tour Including Kuranda Scenic Railway or Skyrail Rainforest ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Cairns 4WD Waterfall and Rainforest Tour Including Kuranda Scenic Railway or Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Spend a morning exploring the spectacular scenery and rainforest surrounding Cairns in small group comfort. By 4WD vehicle you’ll explore the Barron Gorge ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.90
Cairns 4WD Rainforest Waterfall Tour Including a Great Barrier Reef Island Tour, Cairns & the ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Cairns 4WD Rainforest Waterfall Tour Including a Great Barrier Reef Island Tour

Spend the morning getting a taste of the Great Barrier Reef traveling to the magical Green Island enjoying its unique reef environment; Then spend the ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $190.23
Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Spend a morning or afternoon exploring the spectacular scenery and rainforest surrounding Cairns. By 4WD vehicle you’ll explore the Barron Gorge National Park ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.92
Herberton Historical Village Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda and Barron Falls, Cairns & ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Herberton Historical Village Day Trip from Cairns Including Kuranda and Barron Falls

Tour through Pioneering Australian History with the award winning Herberton Historical Village. Visit Kuranda lookout, Barron Falls and the local Bridges ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.38
Cairns Combo: Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Morning Tour and Afternoon City Sightseeing Tour, ... 
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Cairns Combo: Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Morning Tour and Afternoon City Sightseeing Tour

See the best of Cairns as you combine your afternoon Cairns city sightseeing tour with a morning tour of Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park where you can learn ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.38
Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation, Cairns & the ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Join a full day tour to Kuranda, in World Heritage Rainforest. Experience the largest flight aviary in Australia at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, the ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $186.43
Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns, Cairns & the Tropical North, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Seeking a white water rafting adventure? The Barron River, 20-minutes north of Cairns, offers spectacular scenery including the Barron Falls on this two-hour ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $101.20
Small-Group Cairns City Tour with Optional Green Island Cruise, Cairns & the Tropical North, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group Cairns City Tour with Optional Green Island Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

See the sights of Cairns’ city, port and beaches on a small-group afternoon tour! You also have the option to combine the tour with a morning cruise to Green ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: Cairns half-day city tour: 5.5 hours
Cairns and Green Island full-day tour: 9 hours

From USD $57.07

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