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Josephine Falls

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Address: Wooroonooran, Queensland, Australia
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Best waterfalls for swimming

Its about 1.25 hours drive south of cairns and worth it. Because it had been raining there was plenty of water in the falls and it was nice and refreshing. The swimming hole is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Its about 1.25 hours drive south of cairns and worth it. Because it had been raining there was plenty of water in the falls and it was nice and refreshing. The swimming hole is nice and deep and quite spacious so even when a few people are there we had plenty of space to swim in. Well worth the drive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired a car to drive around all the waterfalls in the Tableland area. Enjoyed the trip but if you are short of time and you want to have a nice swim and take great photos- Josephine Falls is the place for it. Don't waste your time going anywhere else and forget Mossman Gorge. This is better and the entrance... More 

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Thank Kas P
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What North Queensland does best - swimming holes. Pure, clear, cold mountain water. Either relax in the rapids for a spa, challenge yourself on the rock slides, or go rock hopping and explore downstream. TIP - Bring a pair of denim shorts to wear on the rock slides or you will wear holes in your swimmers. Not suitable for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously due to its amazing beauty it was extremely busy with lots of tour buses & groups there. Worth the effort but be prepared for lots of other visitors also.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the way between Cairns and Townsville, a nice stop for a dip in freshwater. You will probably not be the only one but that doesn't prevent to be a good stop for a swim and a lunch! And it is free!

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Thank Gby147
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really neat area with fun natural water slide. Perfect for a hot day as the water is very clean and cool. Not great for small children. Would only recommend teenagers and up. Follow the signs because the upper falls looked quite dangerous. The lower swimming area was a lot of fun. Bring water shoes if you don't like walking in... More 

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Valparaiso, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is so beautiful the fall also u can swim and take great pictures, ideal for spend a good afternoon eating on the bench and later go for a swim. Be careful with the rock are pretty slippery Excelente , muy bonito para ir a pasar la tarde y bañarse, cuidado si tienes espritu aventurero cn las rocas que son bastante... More 

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Thank Sebita
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I think its MUST to visit, very beautiful! The water is really cold though so I would recommend going on a hot day. I saw a lot of families with children from the age of 4 so I would say this is a place for almost everyone :) You will see beautiful waterfalls and also you can go to a... More 

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Mission Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The falls here are quite spectacular, and the large boulders make for a great slippery slide if you are game. Lovely rainforest walk into the falls, take a drink, and bathers to swim in the pools. Picnic tables in carpark, don't leave the camera at home. Note these falls can be dangerous, especially in the wet season when the river... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

One of the nicest locations in North Queensland, plenty of choices for activities and accessible to all. The swimming holes attached to the falls are beautiful and the perfect place to stop and cool off. If you are looking for a longer walk the Mt Bartle Frere track starts here. The walk to the falls is very easy and would... More 

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