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Cedar Creek Swimming Holes

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Published February 27th 2012
A scenic 45 minutes' drive, north west of Brisbane, will lead you to the quiet, picturesque rock pools of Cedar Creek.

Cedar Creek
One of the many swimming options along Cedar Creek

Located east and directly below Mt Glorious, Cedar Creek has easy access for the family and is ideal as a side trip to cool off while exploring this magnificent part of South East Queensland. Other possible destinations to include are Samford, Mt Glorious and Dayboro, all located within a day trip from Queensland's capital. Avoid the crowded beaches this summer and relax in the cool mountain streams Cedar Creek has to offer.
Cedar Creek
One of the many swimming options along Cedar Creek

The more adventurous groups can consider a bush walk following the creek system up to Mt Glorious, although this should only be attempted by those with serious navigation and off track bush walking experience. Not for the faint hearted!
Cedar Creek
One of the many swimming options along Cedar Creek

To access the swimming holes, turn left into Cedar Creek Road 5.7km north of Samford driving along Mt Samson Road and follow until the end.

Samford is approximately 30 minutes north west of Brisbane.
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Why? Relax in the quiet, picturesque rock pools of Cedar Creek.
Where: Cedar Creek Rd, Cedar Creek
Your Comment
The address is incorrect - it should be Cedar Creek Road, Cedar Creek. Nowhere near Tamborine!
by Mumma Bear (score: 1|13) 2840 days ago
Please be aware, these swimming holes are located on private property. Your recommendation should be removed. As locals we are sick of cleaning up the mess left by people.
by Three (score: 0|2) 2444 days ago
I would agree with the comment below..
They are on private property and visitors cause damage to the properties....
Please refrain from bringing your dogs......
by matph (score: 0|3) 2364 days ago
This place is great, fuck the property owners they don't own our water...
by Cats. (score: 0|2) 2293 days ago
I have been to this place twice now. The first time my mate and I went we climbed all the way up to the large waterfall where you can swim in the crack.
To us it felt like a big accomplishment and joked about how we climbed all that way in flip flops "no climbing gear"

The reason for going the second time was because we had this urge in the back of our minds that told us to go further but this time we would take shoes and a backpack with some food and water "so we did"

We made our way back up to the large waterfall where you can swim in the crack, went to the right hand side of it and could see many vines and roots for foot holes. We proceeded to climb the very steep side, at times it was freaky and often got stuck with no were to go but in the end we prevailed. The reward for taking a chance was worth it. We could see the countryside from were we stood. He and I continued on from there for about an hour. Unforchantly the sun was low so it was time to head back. The climb down the steep side was harder then going up.

My mate and I will be going agane and will make it all the way next time.

So now my question is has anyone elss been up there?

P.s we made especially sure not to disturb the surroundings too much and took what we bring with us back.
by KyleM (score: 0|2) 2258 days ago
I want to know if it is legal to go through the property's, as this is a natural wonder and we shouldn't be denied such a beautiful place.
by frame (score: 0|2) 2194 days ago
why dont you be appreciative Cats that the owners have let people freely use the waterfall for so many years though they have no obligation to. They could fence it off if they wanted too.
by hidde (score: 0|2) 1851 days ago
are dogs allowed?
by rupan (score: 0|2) 1414 days ago
According to Moreton Bay Regional Council with regards to the creek being near private property, as long as you walk up the creek itself, you can get to the swimming hole and go swimming, as the land owners do not own the creek.
by melin (score: 0|2) 1387 days ago
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