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  Natural swimming spots along the creek.
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  • Natural swimming spots along the creek. - Cairns
      Natural swimming spots along the creek.
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  • Wheelchairs and pram friendly. - Cairns
      Wheelchairs and pram friendly.
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  • Rustic wood bbq - Cairns
      Rustic wood bbq
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  • Suburban rainforest along Freshwater creek - Cairns
      Suburban rainforest along Freshwater creek
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  • Plenty of room to play,walk,run or chill out. - Cairns
      Plenty of room to play,walk,run or chill out.
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Glenoma Park is a great place where the Cairns locals go for a swim in Freshwater creek or to have a wood fire bbq (wood supplied) but you will need to bring your own newspaper or starter kit. The creek is cold and has slow mini rapids that are safe for children as long as they are watched by adults.It is fast flowing and very dangerous in the wet season or after a heavy rainfall--they then become rapids and flood the area.There are lots of picnic tables and the bbq's are pretty rustic,there is also an under cover picnic shelter.Lots of shady trees along the creek with sloping tracks to the many natural swimming pools amid the rainforest.
The park has paved flat walkways and suitable for wheelchairs and prams,but the creek itself has no disabilty access.There are public toilets and a parking area.Please make sure you take insect repellant and drinking water.
Best thing this is free and a great way to cool off.
Be aware that the left side of the park borders onto the Cool Caravan Park and they have cabins facing the creek.

Address: Glenoma Park,Brinsmead.
Directions: Go north from Cairns along Sheridan Street, into Anderson Street, turn right into Reservoir road,follow until you see the Cool Waters caravan park .Go over the traffic lights and it is the next turn off into the park.
othercontact: Cairns Recreational parks.

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  • Written Sep 23, 2011
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