Cougal Cascades

Springbrook National Park
Many walks are currently closed due to COVID-19. Please,
  • check the walk's official website to confirm if the track is open
  • turn back if it looks like the track is too busy when you get there

A short walk next to Currumbin Creek. Great for a short walk not too far from the Gold Coast or for cooling off on a hot day (without the sand and salt of the sea).
There are plenty of fantastic swimming holes further up the cascades if you don't mind a 20min walk upstream .

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Exit the Gold Coast Highway (exit 95) at Currumbin onto Stewart Road and then left onto Currumbin Valley Road It is 21km to its end.


Cougal Cascades

Route/Trail notes

The Cougal Cascades track is a bitumen path which follows Currumbin Creek alongside a series of rock pools and small waterfalls. Viewing platforms are provided for viewing the cascades and a historic sawmill is found at the end of the track. The track is suitable for prams and wheelchairs. The path gently rises as it follows the creek.

The creek is a great place to cool off on a hot day, but follow the warning signs and avoid diving into the creek. Picnic tables are provided.

Other References/Comments:

None found.


Nice Easy Walk to Picturesque waterfalls ..

DrummerJeff on 10 May, 2014

Great walk. Very short but great for those wanting to get out of the heat & have a swim in the rock pools. There is a great old logging mill to have a look at too.

Callaghan Clan on 24 Jan, 2013

Took my 2 year old daughter on a short walk here. Nice and close to the coast and easy short walk for her to experience the walk.

Richard Mason on 7 Apr, 2012

Easy stroll beside the creek, with some nice hidden swimming holes.

Viking on 2008


Click here to load this map.

Nearby Walks

Done this walk?

This walk has been ticked 95 times

Aussie Bushwalking can keep track of your bushwalks.

Login/signup to tick this walk off.

Tick walks to keep track of where you've been. You must Login to tick walks. Accounts are 100% free so sign up if you don't have one.