Cairns - Crystal Cascades

Crystal Cascades

Estimated time:

2.5km return


About this walk

Crystal Cascades is only 10 minutes from Cairns city and is the perfect place to walk with a pram. Crystal Cascades is a cool sanctuary hidden among tropical rainforest

Freshwater Creek flows as procession of small waterfalls falling into tiered swimming holes surrounded by smooth boulders.

The wide, sealed path follows the creek for just over a kilometre and is on a gentle slope. Crystal Cascades promises a peaceful stroll with an enchanting view. The path is mostly shaded and cool.

Crystal Cascades is the perfect place for a swim, particularly in Summer when marine stingers make swimming in the ocean dangerous. Access to the swimming holes is not suitable for prams or wheelchairs, however the stream is very close to the track in places so you can carry little ones in.


  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Picnic table

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