Back on the gondola we travelled the next nearly 5 kms to Karunda stopping off at the next stop which was Barron Falls. The falls are quite amazing. We later saw the falls again from the opposite side. Once we arrived at Karunda we walked into the village which is well set up for tourists. We wandered the shops, stopped at the playground and had lunch at one of the many outdoor restaurants. Peter wandered down to one of the two markets which are popular in the area.
We caught the one hundred plus year old sky train back to Cairns. This takes about an hour and a half as it travels very slowly and has a stop at Barron Falls on the way. The history of the building of the track and the area is given as the train travels. Once we got back to Freshwater Station we got off the train to meet the bus to take us back to where the car was parked at the gondola. Again Roger and Tim took the shuttle direct back to the caravan park.