If you love exploring natures waterholes and swimming in Cascades, then Cascades Falls Cairns Queensland is another must do experience.
Cascade Falls Cairns
Providing relief from their warm summer days, Crystal Cascades is the perfect Croc Safe freshwater swimming hole near Cairns. A short 20 min drive from the city centre make’s it a easy drive.
This place does get popular in the warmer months and by midday parking is full. Head up early to claim your car park space and find the spot to lay out towels and set up a picnic.
Cascade Falls is Croc free and safe. However, it’s important to remember that with rainfall this area can become dangerous quickly, so adhere to warning signs.
On arrival, conveniently located public toilets are available at the Car Park. Make any stops necessary here as there are no toilets further up.
The walk up the Cascade Falls Cairns is not too bad with a slight incline on a well-maintained tar path. Suitable for prams or wheelchair access and a viewing platform of the falls is up the top for photos.
Cascade Falls – 1.2 Kilometres from the Car Park
Swimming holes start from 270 metres.
At the start of the path, there are large undercover eating areas. Perfect for families or groups.
We recommend you walk to the falls first, checking out the various swimming holes along the way so you know what spot to target on your return down.
The swimming holes are not pram or wheelchair friendly, but stairs available make popular swimming spots more accessible for able families.
Several of the swimming holes have fun sliding rocks. Lots of fun for kids in nature!
Price – FREE
TIPS – Bring along a pair of Reef Shoes to assist you better getting in and out of the swimming pools. Sharp slippery rocks makes the entry and exit tricky without reef swiming shoes
Absolutely find this place if you are into nature and swimming in beautiful swimming holes. The walk is easy, find the stairs to keep things easy with younger kids. Bring floating devices for young children and let the older braver ones enjoy the natural water slides. Highly recommended. If you are looking for further recommendations on the best family activities in Cairns then we have you covered here.