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CRYSTAL CASCADES
CRYSTAL CASCADES
NATURAL WATERSLIDES
NATURAL WATERSLIDES
FIND A PRIVATE SWIMMING SPOT
FIND A PRIVATE SWIMMING SPOT

Crystal Cascades

Updated: 11-Jul-2013

Crystal Cascades is only a 20 minute drive from Cairns city.  Drive to the suburb of Redlynch and follow the signs along the road that point to “Crystal Cascades”.  This swimming spot is ideal for families as the walk into the Cascades is short and suitable for prams and small children.  There are picnic and toilet facilities.  You could make a day of it, or, this activity is also highly recommended as a short activity if you are looking for something to do but do not have a whole day.   Especially if it's a hot afternoon.  

Located only 15 minutes from Cairns city,

Crystal Cascades is a short, scenic walk which follows a concrete path along the rainforest creek past a multitude of rapids, rockpools and waterfalls. Take care when swimming here or jumping from rocks.

A series of small freshwater waterfalls hidden away in the rainforest make up the Cascades. The waterfalls runs over smooth natural rock waterslides into deep swimming holes. The area is surrounded by tall rocky boulders and greenery. Crisp clean water makes for a safe and refreshing swim, especially in summer when it is unsafe to swim at the beaches due to stingers.

Dowah Creek is located at the southern end of the Crystal Cascades carpark. The trail begins as a rough track over boulders and vegetation. Located on the eastern side of Dowah Creek the trail is a short 15 minutes, ending peacefully at a small pool and waterfall.  This is an ideal spot to relax and take in the tropical surroundings.

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