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Published September 5th 2019
Top spots for cooling off this spring
There's something rather magical about swimming in the "wild."
Local swimming holes, creeks and rivers offer opportunities for exploration, discovery and relaxation. They are also free of charge, which is great for larger families or those on a tight budget. So pack your swimmers, towel and picnic and visit one of the following locations:
1. Rodbourogh Park 1501 Beaudesert Beenleigh Road, Cedar Creek
The creek itself is a very short stroll from the car park, surrounded by thick, leafy bushland. Stunning mature trees, thick vines and rocky embankments set the scene for family adventures.
The flow of the creek is ideal for families with children of varied abilities and interests. Sections with calm and shallow water allow for rock-hopping, exploration and splashing. In sections with deeper water, more capable children can enjoy wading or simply floating around on an inflatable tube.
6. Currumbin Rock Pools 1206 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley
Currumbin Rock Pools are ideal for children of all ages and abilities.
Less capable children can explore in the shallow waters, whilst more capable children can scale the rocky embankments, jump from rocks or enjoy swimming.
7. Cougal Cascades 1815 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley
Travel further down Currumbin Creek Road to enjoy the Mount Cougal section of Springbrook National Park.
Aptly named Cougal Cascades, visitors are treated to a series of rock pools and small waterfalls.
Dogs are welcome to go for a splash, but must be kept on a lead.
8. Darlington Park 2505 Kerry Road, Darlington
Darlington Park is an amazing spot for family camping or day trips.
Children of all ages can enjoy the river. There are sections with shallow water and lots of river rocks for exploring and deeper areas suitable for wading, splashing and swimming (there is even a tree swing).