Josephine Falls, Wooroonooran National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Leigh Willis © Queensland Government

Danger - Unpredictable water conditions

Conditions at Josephine Falls can be extremely dangerous. Flash flooding (rapidly rising water) can occur at Josephine Falls at any time of the year. Photo credit: Leigh Willis © Queensland Government

Josephine Falls is a scenic waterfall fed by rains falling on Queensland’s highest peak, Bartle Frere, which looms above this popular picnic area.


75km south of Cairns


The Noongyanbudda Ngadjon (noong-yan-budda-nud-jun) local Aboriginal people maintain a close spiritual connection with the Bartle Frere area and Josephine Falls, and they welcome you to their country.

Learn moreGetting there

Park facilities

  • Lookout
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • No camping
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • World Heritage

Highlights and announcements

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.