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Crystal CascadesUpdated: 31-May-2012
Crystal cascades is another great option for a self drive day trip from Cairns. 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.
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.
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.
Located only 15 minutes 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, so make it a day and bring your lunch.Edit This Page