Rainy weather sparks tourism spike at Falls
THOUSANDS of people from across the globe have made their way up to Far North Queensland to catch a glimpse of the fast flowing Barron Falls.
After weeks of rainfall in the region, the iconic attraction at Kuranda has welcomed an increased number of visitors as well as stealing the spotlight on social media.
“It’s probably one of the most trending images on social media at the moment,” Tourism Kuranda executive officer Marc Sleeman said.
“With this bit of rain around, I think a lot of locals have it on their bucket list to go see the falls.
“The whole of Kuranda as a destination benefits when the falls are in full flow.
“There’s a real economic spike.”
Mr Sleeman said even in the drier months the Barron Falls were a major drawcard for the village.
“Even when the Barron Falls isn’t in full flow it’s still such a spectacular sight,” he said.
“It’s really quite an amazing attraction and quite unique to our region. Almost one million visitors go to Barron George each year.”
Mareeba locals Brendan Keeling, Ava-Lily Srhoj, 10, Jaxon Srhoj, 7, and Kiera Stanley visit the fast flowing Barron Falls at Kuranda after weeks of rainfall in the region. Inset: Brendan Keeling from Aertography used a drone to take an amazing shot of the falls.