Barron Gorge National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: © Queensland Government

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.

Learn moreGetting there

Park facilities

  • No campfires
  • Information centre
  • Lookout
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • No camping
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • World Heritage