Barron Gorge National Park
Photo credit
Navaneethakrishnan Palanisamy
Barron River
,
Australia

Tour Barron Gorge National Park

Location icon
Australia

Inspiring you to tour Barron Gorge National Park and immerse yourself in its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and share your authentic travel experiences

Discover Tours

Barron Gorge National Park is located in the Wet Tropics of Queensland, Australia, near the city of Cairns. The park encompasses a dramatic landscape characterized by rugged mountains, deep ravines, and the powerful Barron River, which plunges down into the spectacular Barron Falls. These falls are a key feature, especially impressive during the wet season.The park experiences a tropical climate with a distinct wet season (November to April) and dry season (May to October). The altitude ranges from near sea level to about 1,620 meters (5,315 feet) at its highest points, affecting the types of vegetation and wildlife found at different elevations. The wet season brings heavy rainfall, swelling the rivers and enhancing the waterfall displays.The park is home to an array of plant species, including lush tropical rainforests with ancient ferns, towering trees, and vibrant orchids. Fauna includes diverse wildlife such as the endangered southern cassowary, the spectacled flying fox, and a variety of reptiles and amphibians. Birdwatchers can enjoy sightings of rare birds like the buff-breasted paradise-kingfisher.Visitors to Barron Gorge National Park can engage in several outdoor activities. Popular options include hiking on trails like the Din Din Barron Falls lookout track and the Douglas Track, offering scenic views and wildlife spotting opportunities. The park also supports picnicking, birdwatching, and guided tours that provide insights into the area's natural and cultural heritage.The park holds cultural significance for the Djabugay Aboriginal people, who have a deep connection to the land. Traditional stories and legends are tied to various features within the park, and there are cultural sites of importance scattered throughout. The park management works closely with indigenous communities to preserve and share this cultural heritage.Conservation efforts are robust in Barron Gorge National Park, aiming to protect its unique ecosystems from threats like invasive species and climate change. Sustainable tourism practices are encouraged to minimize human impact, with visitor guidelines promoting respect for wildlife and natural habitats.The atmosphere of Barron Gorge National Park is one of lush, tropical vibrancy mixed with the awe-inspiring power of nature. Memorable experiences include viewing Barron Falls at full flow, exploring the diverse trails, and soaking in the rich biodiversity. Visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear, bring insect repellent, and stay hydrated, especially during the wet season.

How Geeky Planet works:

Icon - Get Inspired

Get inspired to travel

Explore over 300 areas of natural beauty in over 180 countries
Icon - Browse & book trips

Browse & book trips

Find, book & enjoy your new adventure, experience our planet's natural wonders
Why use us icon

Experience your new adventure

This is some text inside of a div block.
Icon - Share your experiences

Share your travel experiences

Create your own personal account to share your tips, trips and travel plans with other users
How to use the Geeky Planet website
Best time to tour Barron Gorge National Park
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Perfect
Good
Tolerable
Awful
Highest temperature
Heading
Temperature High
Lowest temperature
Heading
Temperature Low
precipitation
Heading
Precipitation (Avg)

Geeky Facts about Barron Gorge National Park

Fact 1

Barron Falls can reach up to 250 meters in height during the wet season.

Fact 2

The park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, recognized for its ecological significance.

Fact 3

The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway offers a unique perspective of the park's canopy and landscape.

Tours in Barron Gorge National Park

Green Arrow
Green Arrow
Text Link
Highlights of Australia

Highlights of Australia

Location Icon
Australia
Tour type
Tour Type
Coach Tours
Activity level
Activity Level
2 - Light

17 days from

£5,099 / person

View trip
Text Link
Highlights of Australia

Highlights of Australia

Location Icon
Australia
Tour type
Tour Type
Coach Tours
Activity level
Activity Level
2 - Light

22 days from

£7,699 / person

View trip
Text Link
North Queensland Adventure

North Queensland Adventure

Location Icon
Australia
Tour type
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Activity level
Activity Level
3 - Average

13 days from

£3,230 / person

View trip
Text Link
Bucket List New Zealand & Australia

Bucket List New Zealand & Australia

Location Icon
New Zealand & Australia
Tour type
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Activity level
Activity Level
2 - Light

19 days from

£6,900 / person

View trip
Text Link
Highlights of Australia with New Zealand Add-on

Highlights of Australia with New Zealand Add-on

Location Icon
Australia & New Zealand
Tour type
Tour Type
Coach Tours
Activity level
Activity Level
3 - Average

40 days from

£12,998 / person

View trip
Text Link
East Coast Australia Adventure

East Coast Australia Adventure

Location Icon
Australia
Tour type
Tour Type
Adventure Tours
Activity level
Activity Level
3 - Average

19 days from

£4,655 / person

View trip
Text Link
Daintree & Cape Tribulation Adventure

Daintree & Cape Tribulation Adventure

Location Icon
Australia
Tour type
Tour Type
Small Group
Activity level
Activity Level
3 - Average

6 days from

£1,410 / person

View trip
Text Link
Grand Tour of Australia

Grand Tour of Australia

Location Icon
Australia
Tour type
Tour Type
Small Group
Activity level
Activity Level
1 - Easy

20 days from

£6,399 / person

View trip
Text Link
The Best of Australia

The Best of Australia

Location Icon
Australia
Tour type
Tour Type
Coach Tours
Activity level
Activity Level
2 - Light

22 days from

£6,895 / person

View trip

Stories from the Barron Gorge National Park

Green Arrow
Green Arrow
No items found.

Countries that cover Barron Gorge National Park

Green Arrow
Green Arrow

Wildlife

Other Tropical Forests areas of natural beauty

Green Arrow
Green Arrow
Big Cats
Big Cats
Big Cats
Birdwatching
Birdwatching
Birdwatching
Canoeing
Canoeing
Canoeing
Canyoning
Canyoning
Canyoning
Cruise
Cruise
Cruise
Culture
Culture
Culture
Cycling
Cycling
Cycling
Festivals
Festivals
Festivals
Food & Drink
Food & Drink
Food & Drink
Hiking
Hiking
Hiking
Kayaking
Kayaking
Kayaking
Mountaineering
Mountaineering
Mountaineering
Natural Wonders
Natural Wonders
Natural Wonders
Photography
Photography
Photography
Polar
Polar
Polar
Primates
Primates
Primates
Rafting
Rafting
Rafting
Rail
Rail
Rail
Safari
Safari
Safari
Sailing
Sailing
Sailing
Skiing
Skiing
Skiing
Snorkelling
Snorkelling
Snorkelling
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Wildlife
Wildlife
Wildlife
Winter Sports
Winter Sports
Winter Sports
Zip Lining
Zip Lining
Zip Lining