Cedar Creek Falls Whitsundays Attraction
islands and sandy beaches may be the main attraction in the fabulous
Whitsunday region, yet there are hidden treasures that are equally spectacular,
just a short drive inland from Airlie Beach.
Locals have enjoyed the secluded Cedar Creek Falls for many years,
savoring the cool, clean water below the waterfall as a swimming hole
and a respite from the tropical heat during the wet season.
as a picnic spot that the whole family can enjoy, the Cedar Creek Falls
are particularly spectacular after good rain. Perhaps the best times
to visit the popular waterfall is during the wet season, which runs
from around the beginning of December to the end of March, when the
level of consistent rainfall is at the highest.
How to get to Cedar Creek Falls
Cedar Creek Falls is just off Conway Beach Road. Driving from Ailie
Beach, take the Proserpine - Shute Harbour Road and turn left at Conway
Beach Road. Travel down this road for about 7 kilometers, then turn
left again at the turn off to Cedar Creek Falls.
The road is well signed
so you can't miss the turnoff. The final leg of the trip is on gravel
road and there is a causeway that could have water across the road,
so limit your car speed and drive according to the conditions.
There is ample car parking, toilets and picnic area located on site,
with the falls visible from the car park area, which is ideal for those
with limited mobility. The walk from the Cedar Creek Falls car park
to the water is just some twenty paces along a dirt track.
Cedar Creek Falls is a wonderful place to enjoy the refreshing clean
water and unspoiled rain forest, you must take care as there is danger
of accidents. Do not attempt to climb the falls or jump from any height
into the water.
Fatalities have occurred in the past and even with signs
stating that jumping or diving from the falls can be fatal, people still
disregard the safety notices and stupidly, severely injure themselves.
Please do not become a Cedar Creek Falls statistic. Above all, enjoy
the spectacular waterfall, swim safely and look where you walk. It is
your responsibility to act sensibly in a safe manner.
(Images © E J Hodgkin for funtours.com.au).