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Granny did it.

I'm 66, my son is 28. We helped 85 y.o. granny down the rope to the pool . My son ended up with... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
Larry W
Sydney, Australia
Unique experience, reasonable fitness level needed

The crystal pool is a beautiful set of deep rock pools within the volcanic edge of the island. Best... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
Michelle S
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 2, 2015

You have to take a rope trail down a steep embankment to get here and back, so you need to be fit! You also MUST check the tides, because ANY time other than low tide, there are HUGE waves that can SWEEP you out to...More

18  Thank USMC_Recon_2003
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

Most people won't walk down to this pool in the rocks when they see the location, but worth a drive to see what's out here. While on this corner of the island, make sure you drive down to Creswell Bay and walk the short boardwalk...More

1  Thank Tripmode33
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We viewed this from above as it's a bit dangerous to get to, though there's a rope to hold onto as you climb, if you're fit. A good swimming spot at low tide, but a bit dangerous at high tide.

Thank Dianne F
Reviewed October 9, 2018

A steep scramble down the cliff and back up with the help of ropes, then a short walk across rocks to get to the pool. Awesome snorkelling, sea urchins the size of basketballs so watch where you put your feet. Good coral and fish. Lots...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed January 21, 2018

I'm 66, my son is 28. We helped 85 y.o. granny down the rope to the pool . My son ended up with torn muscles over his ribs. Granny says it was worth it! Excellent snorkelling & swimming spot at low tide.

Thank Larry W
Reviewed January 4, 2018

The crystal pool is a beautiful set of deep rock pools within the volcanic edge of the island. Best to go at low tide for the best experience. High enough rock edge for jumping into the deepest pool will keep older teenagers happy, and slightly...More

1  Thank Michelle S
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

The crystal pools are beautiful if you want to float around in a deep rock pool at low tide, right by the ocean. Just make sure you come at low tide, or some waves will occasionally come over the top. There is a smaller pool...More

Thank benno007123
Reviewed December 19, 2017

Wear your hiking shoes if you want to go to the Crystal Pool. Very steep climb, with signs advising to do so at your own risk.

Thank Flickorus
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Well worth the visit to this picturesque area on the Island, as with many places here care must be taken with access The waters are clear although we did not swim

Thank roy h
Reviewed September 27, 2017

The climb down to Crystal Pools is for the fit and adventurous. There are ropes to hold on to, so bring gloves so you don't get blisters on your hands. Once down you still need to climb some rocks to get to the viewing area...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed July 30, 2017

this is found down a dirt track that you are not advised to drive down in inclemment conditions. went once and well worth the visit. the view is spectacular

Thank 835cdj
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved this adventure with our 5 year old son, the scenery amazing and an exciting climb up and down. The snorkelling in the pool was fascinating. Big thank you to all the locals that helped us look the right time and day to...More

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