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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  • Lovely place to visit Very strong currents, I wouldn't hop in the water out of fear of being swept down the rapids and being seriously hurt. Also the risk of catfish and crocs wasn't worth it. Nice to...  more »
  • We were fortunate to be in the region when there was a tremendous amount of rain. I say fortunate only because we got to see the Crystal Cascades when they were full. The water was flowing to fast to ...  more »
  • This is a lot of fun, but please make sure that you are a confident swimmer as the current (in places) can be fairly strong.  more »
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  • 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 📣📣📣
  • 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.
  • Beautiful and short rainforest walk. There is a swimming hole if you would like to cool down and beautiful sights, all for free. Parking is free.
  • Beautiful valley with swimming pool after waterfall all the way up. Lots of easily accessible parts from the Main concrete path or more secluded spots if you’re willing to climb up the rocks. I’ve heard there are more spectacular falls in the area but for a quick dip easily accessible from Cairns, this has dramatic rainforest scenery and is well worth a visit.

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