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Published June 20th 2020
Rainforest adventures await
The Cougal Cascades is a family-friendly destination within Springbrook National Park. Visitors can enjoy an easy walk through the rainforest, see the remnants of a historic sawhill and brave the clear waters and waterfall of the creek. Whilst it may be too cold for swimming, children can still delight in rock hopping and exploring the creek surrounds.

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Popular spot for swimming

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Rainforest adventures

The wide bitumen path is easily accessible for both prams and wheelchairs. The trail leads through the rainforest, alongside a series of rock pools and small waterfalls. Designated platforms allow visitors to stop and admire the view.

Accessing the creek requires off-path trekking and caution is advised. Safety signs warn visitors of the dangers associated with climbing and jumping from wet rocks. The most popular spot lies below the first viewing platform. Here, more adventurous visitors can scale along the rocky surface to the pools of water and small waterfall.

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Exploring the creek

The track itself is 1.6kms return, looping around the remains of a 1945 sawmill. From this point, families with younger children can follow a dirt track to reach a shallow and much quieter section of the creek.

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Historic sawmill

Available park facilities include a picnic table, toilets and small car park.
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Why? To enjoy a rainforest walk, freshwater swimming and creek explorations
Where: End of Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley, Q 4223
Cost: Free
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