Josephine Falls walking track, Wooroonooran National Park

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Josephine Creek starts as a gentle trickle high on the summit of Queensland's highest mountain, 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. Slip into the bottom pool for an icy dip and then warm up on the smooth granite boulders after your swim

Josephine Falls is an extremely refreshing place to visit—but it is also potentially dangerous. Flash flooding (rapidly rising water) is common during wetter months. Rapid and unpredictable water level rises have isolated people on the far bank requiring their rescue.

For your safety, access to the top section of the falls is prohibited. Please keep out of the signposted restricted access area, as serious injuries and deaths have occurred here. Penalties apply. Obey all safety signs and only swim in the designated area. Never jump or dive into water—there may be submerged objects. Leave the water immediately if it changes colour or the water levels rise—these are signs of flash flooding.

Journey Details

Duration Distance
0.5 Hours 1.2 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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Josephine Falls walking track, Wooroonooran National Park

Josephine Falls walking track, Wooroonooran National Park

Josephine Creek starts as a gentle trickle high on the summit of Queensland's highest mountain, 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. Slip into the bottom pool for an icy dip and then warm up on the smooth granite boulders after your swim

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.

This walk is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The map only shows an indicative start point; the track route and end point are not shown, and the map cannot be used for navigation purposes. See www.npsr.qld.gov.au for detailed maps and the latest park information. When you are in the park, read the signs at and near the start of the track.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type Return

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