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
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.
Disabled access available, contact operator for details.