Lookout for the spectacular in Gold Coast Hinterland

22 Aug 2014 12:06 PMJann Stuckey

Mt Cougal

22 August 2014

Families can once again enjoy one of the Gold Coast’s most spectacular views with the completion of a $110,000 makeover for the Mount Cougal lookout in Springbrook National Park, located in the Currumbin electorate.

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey said the new lookout replaced three structures but was an improved design and built to provide an even better experience for visitors.

“This lookout provides spectacular views of the waterfalls and rainforest surrounds along the Cougal’s Cascades section of Currumbin Creek,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The original lookouts were built in the 1980s but failed to stand the test of time, suffering damage from floods, termites and soft rot.

“The new lookout has been designed to overcome those challenges posed by a rainforest environment.  It’s been built to a higher standard but the new lookout has also been located further up the slope of the creek bank to avoid the problems of flooding which affected the old structures.”

National Parks Minister Steve Dickson said the Mount Cougal lookout was another example of the Queensland Government’s investment in improving and upgrading park infrastructure.

“We are also investing in a suspension bridge at Purlingbrook Falls which, along with the Mount Cougal lookout, will provide an even more memorable experience for visitors,” he said.

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