Though the water may have a slightly brown colour to it this is a very natural process as the water picks up the tannins from the trees and shrubbery in the area. Inflatable pool toys are a great way to enjoy the waters in absolute style! Please do be mindful, although it may be tempting to jump or dive from the waterfall for your own safety this is strictly prohibited.
As mentioned earlier there is plenty of native wildlife to enjoy at Cedar Creek falls, from beautiful plant life to unique animals. Plant life in the area ranges from large Cedar trees, to Alexandra palms and even native orchids offering great photo opportunities. There are many animals in the area too ranging from curious lizards to beautiful butterflies, there is something for everyone. Goannas (Australian monitor lizards) are a common sight in the bush surrounding the lagoon and are very cool to see, though are easily frightened. If the area is quiet and calm you may get to see the shy freshwater turtles that inhabit the lagoon. The turtles are very calming to watch and certainly a treat when they appear. There are also many smaller animals in the area both in the water, like freshwater shrimp and small fish, and above the water, such as butterflies and crazy coloured ants! There are a few critters to be aware of however, being the Australian bush there is a chance of snakes so please be mindful when coming down to the lagoon and if exploring the bush tracks.
The best time to visit the falls is when it has been raining, as the waterfalls are in full action! During dry season or when it has been sometime between rains the falls themselves often dry up, however the lagoon below still remains, as do all the beautiful flora and fauna! Cedar Creek falls usually only has a few visitors in a day though during school holidays can be a little busier with people who are keen to check out the local treasure. When travelling to Cedar Creek falls its best to bring some drinking water, a towel, sunscreen, shoes if you are hiking, and some insect repellent to keep those pesky mosquitos at bay.
On a quiet day if you’re looking for something to do, why not come out and explore the hidden oasis of Cedar Creek falls?