National Parks


QLD Gold Coast - Mt Cougal National Park

Just behind the Gold Coast, Mt Cougal’s twin peaks overlook the scenic Currumbin Valley. This small section of Springbrook National Park protects a subtropical rainforest remnant, scenic cascades and the headwaters of Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks.

The Mt Cougal Section is an important wildlife habitat and the most easterly known location of the Lamington spiny cray. One of the world’s largest skinks, the land mullet, also lives here.

A bush sawmill operated here from 1942 until 1954 producing timber for housing and to crate bananas grown in the Currumbin Valley. The remains of the partly restored sawmill are located at the end of the walking track.

The Mt Cougal Section of Springbrook National Park is part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage Area.

Go for a scenic drive through the picturesque Currumbin Valley. Have a bush picnic by the creek or just sit quietly and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the bush away from the noise and bustle of the nearby Gold Coast. Take drinking water.

See the local wildlife. Eastern water dragons, sooty owls, water-rats, brushtail possums, brush-turkeys and logrunners are some of the animals you might see. Please do not feed the animals.

Camping is not allowed in the park.


Mt Cougal is just 35 minutes’ drive from Palm Beach on the Gold Coast, 43km from Nerang or 113km from Brisbane

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)