Police are trying to piece together the final movements of a young couple found dead at Kearneys Falls in Far North Queensland.

Their bodies were found at a high point on the rocks late on Monday and police believe they had been trying to scale the falls.

Cairns Police Detective Acting Inspector Ed Kinbacher said it seems the couple fell to their deaths after going for an early-morning swim.

“We believe this incident is a direct consequence of misadventure rather than any third party involvement,” Insp Kinbacher said.

He said the area was dangerously slippery – and off limits.

Media reports said the pair are Simon Walker, 24, and Sherei Anderson, 32.

Police don’t yet know when the couple died.

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They are calling for anyone who may have seen the couple at the campground to come forward to help them work out when they arrived.

The couple were travelling in a white utility and were parked near the entry to Kearneys Falls path.

Officers know the pair were in Cairns on Thursday, because the man picked his partner up from the airport when she returned from a holiday in Japan.

They were planning to camp for a few days before returning to Townsville.

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The Kearneys Falls walking track and viewing platform are temporarily closed for maintenance work.

AAP