Crystal Cascades

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Crystal Cascades
Queensland State Archives 1217 Crystal Cascade Freshwater Valley source of Cairnss water supply c 1935.png
Crystal Cascades is located in Queensland
Crystal Cascades
Location Far North Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 16°57′42″S 145°40′46″E / 16.96167°S 145.67944°E / -16.96167; 145.67944Coordinates: 16°57′42″S 145°40′46″E / 16.96167°S 145.67944°E / -16.96167; 145.67944
Type Cascade
Watercourse Freshwater Creek

The Crystal Cascades is a cascade waterfall on the Freshwater Creek in the Far North region of Queensland, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The Crystal Cascades is located in a relatively unspoilt section of the upper Freshwater Creek, in the Redlynch Valley, west of Cairns, with numerous waterfalls and swimming waterholes popular with locals and tourists. The largest waterhole is sited alongside a sheer cliff which locals and tourists climb to jump into the adjoining deep waterhole. The most famous part of the cliff is called "No Fear" which is the highest perch from which to jump. In 2014 an 18–year–old man drowned when he failed to resurface after slipping over the edge of the waterfall, while swimming in a restricted area.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kim, Sharnie; Shorey, Kier (12 February 2014). "Teen missing after Cairns waterfall plunge at Crystal Cascades". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Uhr, Grace (12 February 2014). "Family and friends fear the worst following accident at Crystal Cascades in Cairns yesterday". The Cairns Post. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Crystal Cascades at Wikimedia Commons