Waterholes in Queensland

We are the biggest water lovers I know. Seriously.
Until we came to Orange, NSW  (for work) we’d be in the water daily. From fresh water holes, the ocean, cenotes, lakes, rivers, the pool, creeks… you name it we found it & swam in it. Which is probably the reason Miss P taught herself to swim, like a mermaid according to her.

Paradise Waterhole

Paradise Waterhole

Because there isn’t anywhere to swim here (in Orange) & the pool wasn’t as heated as it claimed to be I started reminiscing a little. So here are some pictures & a few details of some beautiful places we swam in nature, completely untouched by man.

Paradise Waterhole

Paradise Waterhole

Paradise Waterhole was a real treat. Absolutely stunning & lots of fish so don’t forget your snorkel gear! (Apparently this is attached to Big Crystal Creek but I guess it’s downstream cause we found them to be completely different)

Paradise Waterhole

The other side of Paradise Waterhole

Little Crystal Creek has some great history with a heritage-listed arch bridge constructed manually in the 1930’s during the depression. A small but fun place to have a picnic or a paddle. (60 kms north of Townsville in the Paluma Range)

Little Crystal Creek

Little Crystal Creek

Just down the road is another one called Big Crystal Creek, if you don’t have much time & prefer a little more excitement I’d recommend this one over the one above. (roughly 60 kms north of Townsville in the Paluma Range)

Big Crystal Creek

Big Crystal Creek

Lots of natural rocks slides on different levels. Kids bathers had holes in them by the end of the day though  so pack the old ones.

Big Crystals Creek

Big Crystals Creek

Beautiful big rocks with amazing curves. Nature at its finest.

Big Crystal Creek

Big Crystal Creek

I’ve forgotten the name of the one below.. but its alot of fun, especially for those with smaller children. Will update as soon as it comes to me.

Big Crystal Creek?

Plenty of jumping & sliding from rocks

Josephine Falls was absolutely breathtaking but filled with bus loads of young tourists so not very peaceful.(off the Bruce Hwy between Babinda & Innisfail)

Josephine Falls

Josephine Falls

The current was quite strong so the kids weren’t able to go very far out. We mainly enjoyed the trees & majesty of it all. Was also a lovely walk through the rainforest to get there.

Josephine Falls

We loved The Boulders. Water flow was perfect, the colours were amazing & the surrounds were stunning. A fabulous cool off in the heat of summer. (Just south of Cairns)

The Boulders

The Boulders

The Boulders

The Boulders

Crystal Cascades— Rough rocks in the water so shoes help. Current was very strong & also quite cold. But an enjoyable day out. (Just 25 min from Cairns city)

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Crystal Cascades

This is in the Daintree Rainforest behind Masons restaurant.

This is in the Daintree Rainforest behind Masons restaurant.

Good fun swinging in!

This is in the Daintree Rainforest behind Masons restaurant.

Gorgeous & tranquil

This one (Kondalilla) apparently has eels in it. They didn’t bother us at all. Quite the hike down (& up) but well worth it. (roughly 90 kms from Brisbane)

Kondalilla rock pool & falls.

Kondalilla rock pool & falls.

A little creek behind the Kenilworth show-ground/pony club… just walk over the hill, through the forest, past some tall grass & voila.. its awesome. (a rural area in the Sunshine Coast with cheap camping)

Kennilworth Creek

Kennilworth Creek

And lets not forget about this one on Fraser Island. Yes, its fresh water!

Cold in the middle of winter but that didn’t stop Miss P.

Eli Creek, also on Fraser.

Beautiful clear water

Beautiful clear water.

All croc free & absolutely fantastic!

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I'm a long term traveller, dedicated mum of 2 & passionate about living life full of adventure. I love living my dreams & helping others live theirs as well. I hope you enjoy our informative journey!

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