I was expecting to see Barron Falls overloading water with many waterfalls. Alas!! I was not lucky, and got the usual trickle of water…beautiful but not as expected
Instead of paying the usual $159 from the Cruise ship, I went with my friend via Public Transport as this time Pacific Dawn was moored out in the sea at Yorkeys Knob, a place that is not easily accessed from anywhere. I walked about 10 minutes to the end of the street and waited for Bus 212 that comes every hour to Smithfield. From there at 11 50 am there was a bus to Kuranda….we walked through the shopping Centre and across the main road and the bus was $3.40. From Kuranda we took a Ride Share Car that cost $12..
The Ride Share took us to the Parking area at Barron Falls and from there we meandered along some paths through some very beautiful Rain forest to the Main viewing area for the Falls……
Cairns Rainforest Webcam – Barron Falls
The Cairns Tropical Rainforest webcam is located on the top of Tower 25, adjacent to Skyrail’s Barron Falls Station and points in a West-North-West direction overlooking the Barron Falls and Gorge. There is a 125-watt solar panel supplying the camera and modem. A daylight sensor is installed to shut down the camera and modem at night to conserve power. The video stream runs on demand wirelessly through the cellular network
We walked down to where the Railway stops to share the view of the Barron Falls…and then back to the top and where we started from.
The Barron Falls may be viewed and accessed by road via the Kennedy Highway that crosses the Barron River upstream of the falls, near Kuranda. The narrow-gauge Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Skyrail aerial tram also leads from the coastal plain to the tablelands. The train stops at Barron Falls overlook, where passengers may disembark for several minutes. The Skyrail stops at two rainforest mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls. The trail at Barron Falls Skyrail station leads through the rainforest to three separate lookouts providing views of the Gorge and Falls https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barron_Falls