Cougal Cascades are located at the end of Currumbin Creek Road, within the Mt Cougal section of Springbrook National Park. This family-friendly destination offers an easy bush circuit, opportunities for freshwater swimming and up-close experiences with waterfalls.
A bitumen walking path (suitable for prams and wheelchairs) leads through the rainforest. It travels alongside the creek, providing glimpses 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 - Mr 7 years easily navigated along the rocks but Miss 5 years required assistance.
The Cougal Cascades track 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.
Park facilities include a picnic table, toilets and small car park.