Cedar Creek Falls

Swim & explore the rockpools and waterfalls near Airlie Beach
Cedar Creek FallsConway National Park

Cedar Creek Falls

Swiming at Cedar Creek Falls

Cedar Creek Falls is a popular natural attraction located near Airlie Beach. It is known for its picturesque waterfall cascading into a refreshing swimming hole. The falls are especially beautiful during the wet season when the water flow is stronger. The swimming hole offers a cool oasis where visitors can take a dip and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings. In addition to the main waterfall and swimming hole, there are also smaller rock pools downstream where visitors can relax and unwind in a tranquil setting. These rock pools provide a peaceful spot to cool off and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Walking Trails
There are walking trails around Cedar Creek Falls that allow visitors to explore the area further. One popular trail is the Cedar Creek Falls track to the lookout, which is an easy 500-meter return walk. The track offers scenic views of the gorge and the waterfall from a lookout point.

There are public toilets and changing rooms available near the car park area at Cedar Creek Falls. It's advisable to bring your own drinking water and snacks as there are no food or beverage facilities on-site.

The walking trails at Cedar Creek Falls vary in difficulty, with some sections requiring moderate fitness levels. Visitors should take caution when swimming and exploring around the falls, as rocks can be slippery and the water conditions can change with the weather.

Nature and Wildlife
Cedar Creek Falls is not only a scenic location but also a habitat for various wildlife species. Visitors may have the opportunity to spot native birds, butterflies, and other creatures while enjoying their time at the falls.

Cedar Creek Falls is situated approximately a 40-minute drive from Airlie Beach. It is nestled in the Conway National Park, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest.

Getting there from Airlie Beach | 40 minutes Drive
Enjoy scenic views of the surrounding countryside and stop for lunch at a beachside cafe in Cannonvale along the way. The travel time by car from Airlie Beach to Cedar Creek Falls is approximately 40 minutes. To get to Cedar Creek Falls by car from Airlie Beach, you can follow these directions.

  • Start by heading southwest on Shute Harbour Road from Airlie Beach.
  • Continue on Shute Harbour Road for approximately 17 kilometers.
  • Look for the signposted turnoff onto Conway Road and turn left.
  • Follow Conway Road for about 8 kilometers.
  • Turn left onto Saltwater Creek Road and continue for about 2.7 kilometers.
  • Finally, turn right onto Cedar Creek Falls Road, which will lead you to the falls.
  • Follow this road for approximately 1.3 kilometers until you reach the end.

Conway National Park

Cedar Creek Falls is part of Conway National Park. Conway National Park encompasses a vast area of approximately 22,500 hectares and features diverse landscapes, including rainforests, open eucalypt forests, and picturesque waterfalls.
Conway National Park offers a range of scenic walking trails through lush rainforests and along coastal cliffs. The Conway Circuit is a popular trail that provides panoramic views of the surrounding islands and coastline.

Walking trails in Conway National Park

Cedar Creek Falls Track
This trail leads to the stunning Cedar Creek Falls, offering beautiful views and a refreshing swimming spot. The track is approximately 500 meters long and is suitable for most fitness levels.

Honeyeater Lookout Track
This trail takes you to Honeyeater Lookout, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Whitsunday Islands and surrounding landscape. The track is around 1.6 kilometers long and is of moderate difficulty.

Kingfisher Circuit Track
This circuit track is a 2.4-kilometer loop that winds through the rainforest and offers a chance to spot diverse wildlife, including kingfishers. It provides a peaceful and immersive nature experience.

Mount Rooper Track
For a more challenging hike, the Mount Rooper Track is a 6.8-kilometer trail that takes you to the summit of Mount Rooper. From the top, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline and surrounding areas.

Impulse Creek Track
This track follows Impulse Creek through lush rainforest, offering a tranquil setting and the opportunity to spot native flora and fauna. It is a relatively short walk, around 1.2 kilometers long.