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Crystal Cascades

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Address: The Rocks Rd | The end of the road, Redlynch, Queensland, Australia
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Small-Group Canyoning Experience from Cairns or Northern Beaches
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Beautiful place.

A great place to visit for a refreshing swim in crystal clear cool water. Love this place. It is easy to drive to with good parking. Kids will love it.

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Poitiers, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It wasn't easy to walk on the rocks but it's a cute place. It's nice to chill there with some friends.

Thank CXuor
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A great place to visit for a refreshing swim in crystal clear cool water. Love this place. It is easy to drive to with good parking. Kids will love it.

Thank cherylmareeb
Geelong, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

During steamy summer weather it was a delicious treat to pop over to Crystal Cascades. Clear water - cool but not cold and a delightful spot for a picnic away from the crowds. We shared the water with turtles and fish - and a bush turkey came to visit. It about a half hour drive from Cairns.

Thank FoodieFifi
Wellington, New Zealand
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Nice refreshing lace to swim (away from the threat of crocs) but while a pretty walk, the Cacades arent that impressive when there hasn't been much rain.

Thank Kiwiworldtravellers
Rockhampton, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

After being disappointed by the northern beaches of cairns we discovered the crystal cascades.. what a beautiful spot plenty of great swimming spots and doesn't require hiking or extremely long walks to get to... enjoying cooling of in one of the many swimming holes before walking to the waterfall which was one of the nicest ones we came across in... More 

Thank Steph9201
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

What an amazing spot amongst the rainforest. POSITIVE Gorgeous scenery Has to be 5 degrees cooler than Cairns Water was refreshing Easy walk Bins and seats along a concrete path to water Well signed and easy to find Warning sign for stinging vine (excellent tip) Loads of parking Clean public toilets NEGATIVE Handicap sign faded and useless Female toilet door... More 

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Great spot to cool off so close to cairns. Very refreshing, water is very cold but it is worth getting in.

Thank Michael F
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The hike is not too long (maybe 15-20 mins each way) but it's a nice place to stop and take a quick stroll thru the wilderness and see a nice natural wonder like Crystal Cascades. Very beautiful and off the beaten path.

Thank Brix510
Brighton, Michigan
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery and location is close enough for all to easily get too and enjoy. Highly recommend the waterfall rappelling, jumping and zip lining adventure by Reading Thunder

Thank 3Coopers
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Take a dip to cool off or enjoy a walk alongside the river or into the forest. Toilet faciities are provided and plenty of parking.

Thank Suzanne818

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