Rugged peaks, steep gorges, tumbling waterfalls, lush rainforest, varied wildlife, easy access, a colourful history and a range of recreational opportunities make this one of Queensland’s most popular national parks.
18km (lower section) and 27km (upper section) north-west of Cairns, in North Queensland
The Traditional Owners—the Djabugay Aboriginal people—welcome you to their country, a place of many stories, and ask that you respect their special place.
- No campfires
- Information centre
- Picnic tables
- Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
- No camping
- Canoeing and kayaking
- World Heritage
Highlights and announcements
Dramatic! Exhilarating! Invigorating! The wet season is an exciting time of year to explore the tropics of north Queensland.
- Temporary construction works: Barron Falls section, Barron Gorge National Park 24 August to 28 September 2021
- Safety advice: electrical tower works, McDonald and Douglas tracks, Barron Gorge National Park 9 July to 30 November 2021