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Address: Paluma Dam | Paluma (via), Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia

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Crystal creek

What a fantastic spot for a refreshing swim and picnic. A few stairs but otherwise right next to the car park, toilets and picnic ground. Would definitely go back and recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New South Wales, Australia
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New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic spot for a refreshing swim and picnic. A few stairs but otherwise right next to the car park, toilets and picnic ground. Would definitely go back and recommend the drive.

Thank FrPaKr
Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So lovely. Stopped for dip in Little Crystal Creek. Easily accessed. Lots of spots to dip. Beautiful scenery and such a refreshing experience. Highly recommend.

Thank Rosemary F
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

the lake is located in the heart of Rain forest, you will sense the past ages while you are going in and out, very nice and awesome route to get there from little paluma till arriving the lake, has many camping spots, with a fire BBQs, kayak is very important to go with, bicycles encouraged to go and try the... More 

Thank Mostafa S
Charters Towers, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We drove up not expecting much but wow. Great swimming hold at little crystal creek where we had an amazing picnic. The water was beautiful. The road however was shocking on the way down. You can't see around corners very well and the people driving up were speeding and causing us to veer very close to edge. Big crystal creek... More 

Thank ashelks
Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

When looking for a scenic view of natural water falls and swimming holes then Little Crystal Creek is your place. An hour out of Townsville and a windy 7 km mountain drive and you are there. There are BBQ facilities and good parking. A lovely relaxing day out.

Thank Mandy M
Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

From Townsville the drive will take you the best part of two hours but man what a drive. Once you leave the Bruce highway the road narrows and gets very windy, however you start at standard Aussie bush and climb up into tropical rain forest that completely closes in over the road. The atmosphere is amazing, the bird song, wind... More 

1 Thank barrygregory2016
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Lake Paluma is one attractive lake surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. If you are lucky you may see a platypus, peregrine falcon or eastern water dragon. It is a wonderful place for camping, but due to its popularity, there are a limited number of camp sites available and you must pre-book a permit. It is well worth it though!

Thank KarolaRS
Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

seeing is beliving great sight with all this water around one off the better sights in north qld dont forget to go to forrest beach

Thank meyou2016
Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

At the moment, there isn't much water in the lake, but the rainforest and nearby creeks are great . Very picturesque, cooler than surrounding areas, and the camping is stress free. Where else can you have a fire (in the fire pits) in March around Townsville?

Thank Kylie M
Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is a really good place to visit if you are in Townsville. Very enjoyable if you go with freinds. Dont forget to pack the picnic lunch as there are not many cafes or restaurants there. The freshwater creek and lake are lovely. Its not dangerous and is quite safe to swim.

Thank MoltenAsh

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