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Josephine Falls Water Slide at Wooroonooran National Park 

Starting on the south-east side of Queensland’s highest peak on Mount Bartle Frere.

Just a little trickle 7.5km down from the Bartle Frere summit, its waters run down and across granite boulders. The water eventually leads down as series of cascading waterfalls we know as Josephine Falls Cairns Australia.

The traditional indigenous owners of Noongyanbudda Ngadjon-jii use to live around here and Mount Bartle Frere. The Aboriginal tribe would move around freely, based on its seasons. The women would gather, whilst the men would hunt. The locals only took what they needed, so that the circle of life remained intact.

The indigenous people have a very special connection to mother nature. Parts of Josephine falls are very special to the indigenous and are out of bounds for the public.

This is one of the many waterfalls around Cairns, it’s located in the World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest. Josephine Falls has stunning picturesque views, an abundance of plant species, wildlife, crystal clean waters. It’s been voted numerous times as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Tropical North Queensland.

The Josephine falls walk is roughly 600m each way from the car park. The walking track is fairly flat, the ground area does vary and bend a little. Wheelchair access is possible for the top viewing area only. There are 3 main viewing platforms, the bottom viewing area is the entrance point to this freshwater swimming holes Cairns.