Josephine Falls

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Tourism and Events Queensland

Tourism and Events Queensland

Tourism and Events Queensland

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Josephine Falls is a scenic waterfall fed by rains falling on Queensland’s highest peak, Bartle Frere, which looms above this popular picnic area in Wooroonooran National Park. Josephine Creek starts as a gentle trickle high on the south-east side of the summit of Bartle Frere. By the time it has travelled the 7.5 kilometres to the smooth granite boulders of Josephine Falls, it is a thundering torrent that will take your breath away.

Enjoy the 1.2 kilometre return walk through lush, world heritage-listed rainforest to viewing decks over the picturesque falls. Stay clear of the restricted access area as serious injuries and deaths have occurred here. Penalties apply. Water conditions can be unpredictable and hazardous. Obey all safety signs and only swim in the designated area.


  • Birdwatching
  • Swimming
  • WalksActivity


  • Barbeque
  • Carpark
  • Public Toilet
  • Picnic Area

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions. Ensure to check for any updates relating to any warnings that may be issued for the area, and check for the opening and closing times.
  • Tropical North Queensland is crocodile country. Be croc-wise, particularly around water.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but memories.

Photo & content credits: Tourism and Events Queensland



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2 Reviews

Samanthaat 31 Aug 20
We loved it!!

This has got to be one of our favourite waterfalls in Australia. A car park with picnic area and amenities, a nice little walk through rainforest to the falls. The water is very cool so go on a hot day for a refreshing swim :)

Location & Supplier

Josephine Falls

Address: Josephine Falls, Bartle Frere, Queensland 4861


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