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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  • Excellent. Visited in August, the dry season... easy drive from Cairns, ample parking (at least when we were there), and an easy walk. The 1.2km walk is up a gradual incline, so it gets you ready for a swim by the time you are at the top. The water was nice and clear, and to my Victorian sensibilities was not that cold. Others there were less convinced, but after visiting Halls Falls out past Atherton a couple of days before, it was really nowhere near as cold as Halls... ;) The furthest part of the open walking trail has a lovely waterfall, which, if you try really hard, you can get up and under. Also some awesome rocks to climb on and around. My 11 year old loved that much more than the water!! Loved it.
  • A nice place to go for a walk or a swim. Some nice swimming holes which you can access via stairs. Water is pretty clear. We saw fish and a turtle. My daughter enjoyed skimming rocks and looking for crystals.
  • Lovely place for a dip! Pristine and cool waters filled with fish. The fish seem to be used to being fed, because they come close if you offer some food in the water!
  • Come here after already going to mossman gorge and Josephine falls and was told I would be disappointed with Crystal cascades but I liked it. It is just as cool and beautiful then the other two, sure its not as big or grand but still amazing to see and a nice place to have a swim and under the water fall. The roads to get here were good as it wasn't that far from cairns.
  • Nice spot. Lots of places to have a dip. But the most spectacular place is closed off and many people ignore the gate, fence and warnings. If your going to have a boundary up then enforce it properly. If not than remove it so at least that way your not limiting people that aren’t fit enough to jump a gate or people that adhere to rules.

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