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“One of the best waterfalls close to Cairns”
Review of Crystal Cascades

Crystal Cascades
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$134.42*
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Small-Group Canyoning Experience from Cairns or Northern Beaches
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Redlynch
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

The bigger waterfall in crystal cascades is a good one. But there is a smaller one that is less touristic and more interesting in general. Most of the local people go for a swim there.

You can climb up the cliff by some vines and tree root to dive into the waterfall pool.

be aware that the rainforest around Crystal Cascades has a not so pleasant plant called stingplant. It leaves you iching for a long time. Sowandering into the rainforest is not such a good idea :)

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Crystal Cascades is a great place and lots of locals go there, not wheelchair or disabled friendly because you have to walk down steep stairs or even through the bushes to get to the river. Best thing on a hot humid day.

Thank Shian L
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

really close to Cairns and easy to get to if you have a car. go with a group of people and make an afternoon of it. some really cool cliff jumping to do, though a little dangerous to actually get up there.

i have been out here about 10 times and simply love it, just wish there was a second place to cliff jump as the one spot gets a little full on a hot day

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

These waterholes are beautiful and there are shaded areas where you can have a picnic nearby. It is surrounded by rainforest.

The area is only about 25 minutes from Cairns and well sign posted from Redlynch. We visited on a weekday and there was plenty of parking and 3 toilets but suspect it may be crowded on weekends. It does not have a cafe but has plenty of fresh water.

We had a swim then ventured off on the walking track to Lake Morris. The walk is up the side of a mountain and really is "strenuous" but the views are spectacular. Our search on the Internet for this walk said that there was a kiosk at the top where we could buy food so we didn't take much with us. Unfortunately the kiosk was closed but boiling water, coffee, tea and milk in an esky were left on the bench for visitors to use. We met a lovely local lady at the kiosk, who took pity on us and gave us home made Anzac cookies!! The kiosk overlooks Lake Morris and is covered so quite cooling. The return walk is steep and not dangerous on a dry day but I would be very wary going down if it was wet. We are fairly fit and the walk took an hour each way with extra time at the top to relax at the kiosk.

We finished by having a swim in one of the waterholes when we returned to Crystal Cascades and it was a fantastic way to cool down.

Thank maxtraveller34
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Although when we visited the Crystal Cascades the water was cold, we loved the scenery and the kids loved having a fresh water swim.

Thank Christian K
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