If you’re looking for something a little closer to the city but just as refreshing, you have to check out Cedar Creek Pools for a dip (don’t confuse them with Cedar Creek Falls on the Gold Coast).
Cedar Creek Pools are located a few minutes out of Samford (between Samford and Dayborough). Take Cedar Creek Rd, off Rd and mozy on down the road towards the pools. There are plenty of swimming spots alongside the road so don't drive too quick or you might miss one!
If you'd prefer an area like the flat rocks pictured, or to do a bit of boulder hopping to find your own private natural rock pool, head to the end and park in the designated car park before you go exploring!
Cedar Creek is a picturesque waterway, which beings its life as water moving from the high altitudes of Mount Glorious in the D'Aguilar Ranges to the low lying areas of South Pine River. As the creek meanders towards the coastline of Moreton Bay, it is a treasure trove of rock pools, waterfalls, stunning picnic spots, plus home to a diversity of Australian native flora and fauna, including kookaburra's, platypus and wallabies. You can start your exploration from either the location called Cedar Creek (near Samford) or Draper (near Eatons Hill), both just thirty minutes from the Brisbane city centre. Cedar Creek is one of the go-to spots for North Brisbane families and one of the must-dos for Moreton residents. - Extract from Visit Moreton Bay Website
744 Cedar Creek Road, Cedar Creek Queensland 4520, Australia