Cut by the Barron River on its way to the ocean
The park is centered around the Barron River which has already travelled some 65 kilometers across the plateau of the Atherton Tablelands before it descends through the gorge to the coastal plain and the Coral Sea.
The river meets the ocean just to the north of Cairns. Being so close to the city, the gorge is a popular toruistattraction, particularly when the river is running well.
Kuranda Scenic Railway
The railway runs through the national park and has a station of Barron Gorge.
The railway runs 37 kilometers from the city of Cairns to the township of Kuranda on the Atherton Tablelands. The journey covers spectacular scenery including the gorge and waterfalls along the way.