Touring … and Detouring!

After overnighting in Innisfail and restocking the fridge.. and wine rack … we headed north a few kms to Babinda. It’s easy to get sidetracked so the sign to Josephine Falls tempted us off the highway and into the hills. What a worthwhile detour!

Pathway leading to the falls.
The lush undergrowth of the wet tropics.

The path meandered through tropical rainforest vegetation toward Josephine Falls for about 800 metres. Every turn that took us up a rise was compensated by thought of the downhill route on the way back to our vans. 😅

First lookout was at a crystal clear pool

Dave went down the stairs for a closer look but I wimped out thinking of the climb to get to the top of the falls. I needn’t have worried as it wasn’t a strenuous walk at all!

At the second lookout.

And I made it to the top!

Josephine Falls

Josephine Falls is a three tiered waterfall with its source on Mount Bartle Frere, Queensland’s highest mountain. (1611 metres/ 5285 ft high). It is a very pretty waterfall and well worth the short detour off the highway.

Smooth rocks and soft colours.