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Enjoy Nature at Mt. Cougal, Springbrook National Park

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 Oct 8th 2016 6:16pm


Experience nature at its finest at Mt. Cougal, Springbrook National Park.

Mt. Cougal is an area that is part of Springbrook National Park. It is a mountainous area which is part of the Gondwana Rainforests which is an Australia World Heritage Area.

The legend behind Mt. Cougal’s twin peaks, according to the Yugambeh people, is that these came from the burial mounds of the two prized hunting dogs or dingos of the legendary hunter Gwayla. The peaks are called Ningeroongun and Barrajanda after the two dingos.

The folklore behind the mountainous area of Mt. Cougal shows how important it is to the indigenous people in the area. When you take a trip to Mt. Cougal, you can see how its beauty has withstood the test of time and legend.

For $5, you get access to the park and its trails. Mt. Cougal is famous for its walking trails, you can walk past cascades and rock pools while experiencing nature at its finest.

A popular walking trail is the Cougal Cascades. It is a scenic route that is marked by a bitumen path which snakes along the Currumbin Creek. There are plenty of rock pools and small waterfalls on this route. You can also swim at the rock pools located in the area.

There are many other trails located at Mt. Cougal and the trails change with the seasons. For the rock pools, it is important to note the depth of the pools for swimming and diving precautionary measures.

To add to your experience with nature, consider the Sanctuary Lake Apartments as your holiday address when visiting Mt. Cougal. These Currumbin Apartments are less than a 10 minute drive from Currumbin Creek Road, where Mt. Cougal is located.

Whilst staying at this Currumbin Beach Accommodation, you will have access to a fully equipped and furnished apartment. Not to mention a swimming pool, a sundeck, a heated spa, and a barbecue area.

Sanctuary Lake Apartments are very close by to other places that will let you experience wildlife and nature such as the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

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