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Cairns woman dies after falling from Far North Queensland waterfall

Horrific scenes as woman, 58, going for a hike with friends plunges to her death from a 100m waterfall famous for its natural infinity pool

  • The woman, 58, fell up to 100metres from the top of Windin Falls on Sunday
  • A rescue helicopter, officers and drones found her body three hours later at 4pm
  • It’s unclear if the woman was swimming in the pool or posing for a photo

A woman going on a hike with friends has tragically fallen to her death after slipping off a waterfall in Far North Queensland.

The Cairns woman, 58, fell up to 100metres from the top of Windin Falls just before 1pm on Sunday.

A fellow walker called police but it took a rescue helicopter, officers on foot and drones three hours to find her body at 4pm. 

The waterfall has a natural infinity pool at the top of it, with thousands of people making the 90-minute trek to take a photo at the picturesque spot.

It’s unclear if the woman was swimming in the pool or posing for a photo in the moments before she slipped to her death. 

A woman (not pictured) going on a hike with friends has tragically fallen to her death after slipping off a waterfall (above, natural infinity pool at top of Windin Falls) 

The waterfall is only accessible through the Old Cairns Track in the Wooroonooran National Park.  

‘Exercise extreme caution and stay back from the edges,’ the Tourism Tropical North Queensland website warns.

‘There is a natural infinity pool at the top of the falls that drops deep into the valley below.’ 

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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