Crystal Cascades, Redlynch

4.6
#3 of 8 in Nature in Cairns Region
A scenic stretch of water set in lush parkland, has an idyllic atmosphere that lends the whole area an idyllic feel. Gentle waterfalls and leafy riverside paths make this an ideal location for a leisurely walk. Or+E8 dip your feet in the nearby swimming hole or plunge right into the cool water. Put Crystal Cascades and other Redlynch attractions into our Redlynch day trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Crystal Cascades is a flowing river with a pretty little waterfall at the top with a series of smaller waterfalls, small rapids and still waterholes in between which are fantastic to swim in. It is fr...  more »
  • Decided in the Cairns area and plenty of Creek and cascade, going to feel where the day even better. Also good is the most free in parking. Where can I swim in a part of Cyristal Cascade, to walk. But since it rained the day before and the flow of the river strongly needs attention. You have time come to stop should be. Cairns is a lot of places like this in less than 30 minutes drive.
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  • A perfect place for a swim and to explore. My husband and 4yo son had so much fun scrambling over rocks. Easy access which is perfect when your aim is to cool down. Has toilet facilities. Visiting is ...  more »
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  • Blissful haven. A natural wonder. It's so relaxing to visit this place and chill out in the water with the friendly fish. Great place to work out too, you can swim on the spot because of the current.
  • Great swimming hole. Was very busy around the Christmas holiday period. Despite this we still found a park and uncrowded pool to swim in. Like so many of our beautiful outdoor spaces I find it a shame that people leave so much rubbish behind. Very easy 1.2 km path leads to one of the bigger waterfalls. The top of the track was closed during my last visit. Ideal location for a night walk to see native fauna. If your lucky you may spot a carpet python.
  • I cannot praise enough the location. Waterfalls at their best in February! The car park was full - had to park 100m away - on top of that signage and safety is unfortunately lacking. I'll call a spade a spade! A new effort to add boardwalks for Fairy Falls and the Cascades is keenly desired. Who pays and who does the work is a concern but we the people who love it need to raise our voices! ... and maybe our shovels OR picks ⛏ ⛏⛏ Council, State and Federal Govt please take heed 📣📣📣
  • Crystal cascades themselves are a good place to swim but the real treat was fairy falls, the path is at the other side of the carpark, be prepared for some rocky tracks and climbing over some rocks in the river to get to the falls but it's well worth it!
  • Great spot for families to cool off. Water cooler than most pools in the area. Be careful of rocks under foot and minor current from fall. Very clean clear water with fish swimming in area. Many spots to swim from close to car park to end of track at water fall. Approximately 1.2km to fall. Closer to car park better for families.

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