Little Crystal Creek

Townsville & Mission Beach

En route to Paluma, be sure to stop off at Little Crystal Creek, a picturesque swimming hole with a cute stone bridge, a picnic area and waterfalls. Try and avoid weekends, when it gets really busy.

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Nearby Townsville & Mission Beach attractions

1. Paradise Waterhole

2.54 MILES

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2. Big Crystal Creek

3.59 MILES

In the Mt Spec section of the park, Big Crystal Creek, accessible off the partially sealed Spiegelhauer Rd, is a gentle introduction to the park's charms…

3. Jourama Falls

13.73 MILES

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4. Tyto Wetlands

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