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“Definition of a hidden gem”
Review of Barron Falls

Barron Falls
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Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns
Ranked #3 of 31 things to do in Kuranda
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Definition of a hidden gem”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Looking for something to make a day of, another traveler and myself we're told about this mystery waterfall. We took a local bus up to the Kuranda Markets which was only 4 bucks each way if I recall, compared to a very pricey tram/gondola/train situation. It was quite the adventure making out way to the falls but we managed, and worth it is an understatement. We took the trail from Kuranda, through the rainforest, then up the long road to the entrance only after going to a dead end trail which we thought was the right route. On the way back to Kuranda we walked along the train tracks which was out of service at the time, and ended up being a more direct route with some incredible views as it goes along the river. I highly recommended that you start your day early as this is an all day event and you'll have to catch the last bus back down the mountain.

Visited March 2012
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Ubud, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great View!”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Great view of the waterfall and of the gorge! If you're in Kuranda, it's very easy to get to. Take a bottle of water though. You'll snap some great photos, but you really have to see it with your own eyes to admire its beauty.

Visited February 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Very powerful, pretty waterfall”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is absolutely worth a visit when you are in the area. HUGE waterfall; some great photo opportunities.

Visited January 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 463 helpful votes
“Nice view of a waterfall”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

The trails to the falls are very well made and maintained so it was easy access. There are plenty of birds and beautiful scenery along the way. I'd advise mosquito repellent or you are very likely to get bit. The best view seems to be from the train platform, so be sure to go all the way down

Visited January 2013
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Helensvale, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic Scenery!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Definately worth to go and get a few photos of the Falls. The scenery is great! Bit of a short walk to get to the look outs,
but well worth it!

Visited February 2013
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