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Behana Gorge Waterfall

Address: Behana Gorge Rd, Cairns, Queensland Aloomba 4871, Australia
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Ranked #11 of 34 Attractions in Cairns
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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QLD Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

It's not an easy place to find, but it's worth the effort to do so. Go south of Cairns, turn right onto Behana Gorge Road and simply drive to the end. You'll end up at a pump station with an asphalt path and pipeline leading away from it. Just follow the path. It's quite steep in some places and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

apart from the ordeal to get there it is well worth it, love the walks though the little one struggled a bit but not pressed for time so took it easy, recommend the insect repellant though!!!

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Sydney
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's a bit of a trip, but significantly better than Crystal Cascades (larger, more scenic, quieter), and light years ahead of that tourist trap Mossman Gorge!! Uphill 2km walk in, but the swim at the waterfall a the top make it all worthwhile. Nice drive there too.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have been here 4 times. Also, I have been to pretty much every big nature spot around Cairns and this is hands down my favorite. The walk in is great exercise. People usually comlain the walk in the first time, and then take it all back when they arrive at the gorge (make sure you have about a liter... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

If you love walks with lots of hills. 3.5km of them will get that off your Wishlist. The waterfall was nice. The swim and dives off the cliff fantastic... The March flies sucked. Overall, did it. Wouldn't do it twice. There are plenty nicer walks in cairns worth doing again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Well worth the walk, Just bring a bottle of water; its an easy walk thats well with the view & the awesome swim once you arrive. (BRING A WATERPROOF CAMERA!!!)

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A turn off the main road at Behana Gorge Road takes you to a small car park. The sign says "3.2 KM walk with slight incline at the end. That is SOOOO understated!. The walk is along a concreted path fit for cars but the undulating inclines are wicked. Only good walkers should attempt this. At the end you are... More 

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Silverton, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Something of everything in Queensland: beautiful waterfalls, hikes, quaint shops, great coffee, interesting exhibits.

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Toowoomba
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A friend and I went here for a leisurely walk! Was SO worth the walk and the climb down the water was fresh! The scenery was beautiful!! There was march files when we went but they didnt bother us too much! A must have when going here is good walking shoes, sun screen and probably something to eat because there... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Perfect spot to go for a walk, enjoy the waterfalls and go for a swim in the pools. 25-min trip from Cairns city and worth the drive... It isn't well marked which is probably a good thing. When we went we were the only ones on the trail which added to how nice it was :)

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