Located in St Ives, “The Cascades” is a series of natural cascades at the confluence of Middle Harbour and Frenchs Creek. The water flows over a wide rock platform, with the uneven surface forming many small cascades over a large area.
At the bottom of The Cascades are the remains of a weir, constructed in 1934 (and financed by unemployment relief money given to Ku-ring-gai Council) to create a large public swimming pool called the “Bungaroo Pool”.
There are more small cascades just above the waterhole along Middle Harbour Creek.
The Middle Harbour Track continues downstream along Middle Harbour Creek, passing a number of small but picturesque cascades.
More information on the The Cascades
You can reach The Cascades via the Cascades Track from St Ives, the Cascades Track from Davidson or the Bare Creek and Heath Track from Belrose.
- National Parks (NPWS) – Cascades Trail
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