Summary: The Cascades is more of a waterhole than a waterfall, but does have a number of small cascades. Continue down Middle Harbour Creek after rain for the best cascades.

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.

The Cascades (St Ives)

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”.

AWAT6709 LR The Cascades - lots of rock pools along a picturesque creek

There are more small cascades just above the waterhole along Middle Harbour Creek.

AWAT6695 LR The Cascades - lots of rock pools along a picturesque 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.

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Upper Cambourne Loop (Garigal NP) | Hiking the World · August 25, 2021 at 9:48 pm

[…] Upper Cambourne Track meets the Cascades Track about halfway to The Cascades, a large natural pool where the Middle Harbour Creek and Frenchs Creek meets. I don’t […]

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