Stoney Creek Falls was a waterfall that we were under the impression was only viewable while riding the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Based on this assumption, that was the primary reason why Julie and I chose to wind down our final full day in Far North Queensland by going on a paid tour that included this train ride. I’m not sure if there would be other means of seeing this waterfall without having to go on the scenic railway or not, but all of the photos you see on this page were taken directly from the train ride. As you can see, it wasn’t easy to get a satisfactory view of it from within the train both because it was moving, and because the train tracks passed very close to the falls.
I’m not certain how we would have been able to take the kind of photos that we had seen in advertisements as well as photos in the literature showing an attractive shot of the falls in context as rail cars would pass right before it. We’ll have to do a little more research to see if any of the walking tracks within the Barron Gorge National Park would have yielded such alternate views. In any case, we were pretty much relegated to sticking our heads (and arms) out the window in order to get our fleeting awkward glimpses of the falls before the train would continue its journey back downhill towards the Cairns lowlands.
We also saw the Barron Falls earlier on in the train ride, so this double waterfall feature on this train ride further compelled us to just do the train ride. Hopefully next time, we might be able to figure out how to get those elusive contextual views of the falls and the scenic railway.
See the Barron Falls page for how we were able to experience this falls via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. To my knowledge, we aren’t aware of any other way to visit this waterfall.
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