Tag Archives: Bush Walking

Burleigh Ridge Park

Have you been here lately? We are all familiar with Burleigh Headland National Park, but few know about Burleigh Ridge Park, including myself. This is the start of the green belt to Springbrook; Burleigh Ridge is adjacent to Burleigh Headland National Park. (See the map below). What’s interesting about this Greenspace and it’s cultural heritage… Continue Reading

Purlingbrook Falls

Purlingbrook Falls

Purlingbrook Falls Circuit Only nature lovers need apply…. While eating my ‘Best of All Lookout’ toasted sandwich, at the Dancing Waters Cafe, I was contemplating whether to walk the Purlingbrook Falls Circuit. I hadn’t planned on doing a 4km bush walk and wasn’t really prepared. But what did I really need, a bottle of water,… Continue Reading

Best of All Lookout

Springbrook National Park What’s in a name? I must admit I have seen this phrase ‘Best of all Lookout’ on a number of websites and wondered who would call it that, why not a real name reflecting the location. The only way to find the answer is to visit the lookout and see why it… Continue Reading

Mount Cougal Final Ascent at Last!

Mt Cougal Eastern Summit Third time lucky they say and how good it felt to make the top of Mount Cougal’s eastern summit. Around 7.45am we were driving down the Garden of Eden Road, which was littered with branches and foliage, the remnants of some rough recent weather. On our right was Mt Warning bathed… Continue Reading

Mount Cougal Bush Walk

Mt Cougal Bush Walking Track For some weeks we had been looking forward to completing this bush walk, I dreamt of reaching the summit and capturing some of the beautiful photos I have seen online. Today was the day, after a number of cancellations due to inclement weather conditions and various other incidents that wrecked… Continue Reading

Mt Cougal a Great Gold Coast Hinterland Bush Walk

This is a Real Australian Bush Walking Adventure, climbing Mt Cougal! You never know what you will find so take care, check the weather and park alerts before you go. This terrain is always changing, fallen trees and slippery slopes. There are a few websites that mention this Gold Coast Hinterland bush walking track, but… Continue Reading