In search of Crystal Creek Falls

In search of Crystal Creek Falls
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An off-track scramble along McCarrs Creek (from McCarrs Creek Reserve) to its  confluence with Crystal Creek. A recent on-line chat with a fellow bushwalker led to a discussion about how to get to Crystal Creek Falls. A tributary of McCarrs Creek, Crystal Creek starts just below the Chiltern Track in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. It’s described as “a shallow six metre pool that drops twenty metres down a waterfall into another shallow pool. It contains many smaller rock pools which are home to Freshwater Crayfish” [Pittwater Online News].

The waterfall is not shown on the topographical map, so we agree it’s probably near the confluence of Crystal Creek and McCarrs Creek. The best way to find it is to start downstream near McCarrs Creek Reserve, and walk up the creek (going downstream would mean a fairly tricky descent of the Lower Gledhill Falls). I park the car by the side of McCarrs Creek Road near the bottom, and start walking up the road. Mc.... Continue Reading at Hiking The World

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