Little Crystal Creek
Little Crystal Creek
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Marco B
Mount Isa, Australia143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
This is a really beautiful place the first time I had ever come and I must say wow. This is definitely well with the drive from Townsville, they have a great picnic area, awesome swimming in the creek beautiful and crystal clear. Photography is fantastic here also so much to see, definitely recommend coming and visiting this place for sure.
Written September 17, 2022
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joloho1
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Falls and lakes were beautiful, sliding rocks were great fun although very busy. Got to see lots of fish and even little baby turtles. We camped at the big crystal creek camp ground. Site was clean, facilities basic but functional. Definitely worth a trip
Written October 20, 2022
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KHillery
Meadowbrook, Australia426 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
A little drive North of Townsville and you will spend a great day BBQing and Swimming at these watering holes. There is lots of parking and good facilities there. Every effort has been made to provide seating etc, whilst not upsetting the natural environment. It was very clean and liter free. The stone bridge itself is a beautiful thing to look at. Great Day out
Written October 9, 2020
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Brissielyn
Brisbane, Australia122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Lovely falls, you can swim here. An historic bridge is there too. But the road is just scary. It is long, narrow, takes ages, single lane in some areas. Do NOT take your caravan up here. Dangerous. Thank goodness we left ours at the CrystalCreek van park near the highway!
Written June 16, 2022
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Gemma
Skipton, UK154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
A beautiful spot just up into Paluma. There is a short drive up the windy road before you reach the parking area.
There are a few spots where you can find a rock to sit on or get into the water at Little Crystal. Great for jumping in at the lower part.
Access is via a few steep steps, no problem for most but may be an issue for less able people and certainly wheelchair users. You can still view the waterfall from the bridge though and it’s well worth it even if you’re not swimming and just out for a drive for the day.
There are BBQ and toilet facilities. The only problem we had was ants on the picnic tables. So many ants! But it is to be expected really.
It is a short drive back down the range to Big crystal which is also well worth a visit if you’re in the area and then you can’t miss Frosty Mango’s on the way out!
Written April 13, 2019
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Louise G
Townsville, Australia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Crystal Creek National Park is about a 40min drive north of Townsville. The lower section is called Paradise pools for that reason. When the water is flowing well after good rain it is paradise. A beautiful big swimming hole and a good picnic area and camp ground with bbq tables and toilets. Only complaint would be there is not much shade even though there are lots of trees so I recommend you bring your own. Further up stream around 10km up the Paluma range is another beautiful swimming hole with lovely falls a historic bridge and picnic area. There is no camp ground at this site. Well worth the trip out of town on a hot clear day.
Written March 3, 2018
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TraceyC4
Brisbane, Australia165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
It's around 45 minutes from Townsville to Crystal Creek (Paluma). The road up to Paluma is steep and very windy in parts (and doesn't warrant the speed some people are doing) but you are rewarded with some amazing views as you travel up. Little Crystal Creek has car parking facilities and it is a short walk down to the historic bridge nestled amongst lush scenery. Places to swim are located close to the bridge and it's easy to access. Definitely worth the drive up even just for the scenery, a swim in a natural location just tops of the trip!!!! From here you can keep heading up to the town of Paluma (there is a coffee shop but it was closed on the day I visited). Downside (for me) was that there are no pets allowed at the waterhole as it is part of the national park.
Written October 13, 2019
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Enlightened101
Brisbane, Australia53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
An incredible historical paradise that is accessible by car with car parking area and restrooms. Steps lead down to the crystal clear waters and up around the rocks to the waterfalls. Just a short detour off the Bruce Highway takes you to this fabulous location.
Written October 2, 2019
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Lionel d
Sierre, Switzerland29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
It takes 45min to reach Crystal Creek from Townsville and it is worth it.

We directly headed to Big Crystal Creek and had a swim there.
The water is cold but it is so clear that it is wonderful!
Written June 4, 2019
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thisismelly
St Leonards, Australia435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Absolutely stunning natural waterfalls and waterhole.

Part of me thinks I shouldn’t be reviewing this so that it stays a little more secret!

Lots of swimming spots and the most spectacular natural scenery.

There are public toilets (long drop) & shower next to the car park. Picnic tables & plenty of parking.

Recommend driving another 14kms up the mountain to the cute little village of Paluma. On a cloudy day, it’s like a walk among the clouds!
Written February 21, 2018
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