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Shanti Bhavan Retreat Space and Healing Sanctuary


The Shanti Bhavan Retreat Space and Healing Sanctuary is a Bed and Breakfast with independent massage clinic and kahuna bodywork and wood fired sauna. They have organic/vegetarian food. Personalised Retreat packages and airport pick up are available.

Invigorate your mind, body and soul in a region renowned for its myriad of alternative therapies, practitioners and retreats. Find inner peace at a meditation class, take a yoga class, take a walk on a rainforest trail, or explore ways to save the earth.




Creegan Road
Barkers Vale, NSW, 2474

Located 21.9K from Cougal

Tree Top Walkway


O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk allows you to walk through a canopy of flowering and fruiting trees covered by vines whilst you explore the epiphytic orchids and ferns surrounded by the many birds and animals that inhabit the tree tops.

The Tree Top Walk, was the first of its kind in Australia, is 180 metres in length and is made up of nine suspension bridges, with much of the walkway being 15 metres above the ground. Profiles depicting the rainforest flora close by have been placed along the walkway to assist visitors in identifying the plants in the immediate vicinity. Two observation decks have been constructed in a Strangler Fig above the walk way, the highest one being 30 metres (approximately 110 feet) above the ground.

The Tree Top Walk is a unique and innovative structure that gives visitors what can only be described as an exhilarating experience - a chance to observe life in the rainforest canopy at close range for the first time in their lives.

Free of charge and there is no age or height restrictions for this activity. However, parental guidance of young children during the climbing aspect of the activity is recommended.






Lamington National Park,
Green Mountains Section
Canungra, QLD, 4275

Located 22.1K from Cougal

Horseshoe Park Pony Rides


Horseshoe Park specialises in kids pony rides, so why not come out and meet the ponies today? If you do not wish to ride, you can brush and feed the ponies or, for older children or adults, trail riding is an option. Bookings are essential.

The Pony Pals program is an interactive program for people with a disability.

Pony parties are also available. For more information, please visit the website.








Lot 3 Wainwrights Road
Horseshoe Creek, NSW, 2474

Located 22.8K from Cougal

Mount Bithongabel


Lamington National Park boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area's forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world. As the Border Track to Mount Bithongabel climbs 240 metres, observe the change from subtropical to temperate forest. Good examples of Antarctic Beech, a cool temperate species, are growing in the area around Mount Bithongabel.

The view from Bithongabel Lookout allows one to trace Bernard O'Reilly's journey when searching for the lost Stinson in 1937, along the McPherson Range to the West as far as Mount Throakban. Continue past some large tree ferns on the left to Toolona Lookout where a view can be obtained of Mount Warning and Murwillumbah.




Green Mountains section, Lamington National Park
Canungra, QLD, 4275

Located 22.9K from Cougal

Homeleigh


This half day drive takes you through stunning examples of the rural lifestyle, offering views of the Border Ranges National Park as a breathtaking backdrop. There are many opportunities to view the Border Ranges National Park from the left hand side of the road. Other features start to appear as the road turns east offering spectacular view into Horseshoe Creek Valley. Look for Mount Warning (Wollumbin), Mount Nardi, (easily identified with its television towers) and Nimbin Rocks, steeped in Aboriginal legend. While travelling along this drive you may see many species of birds and perhaps the occasional koala.
From Kyogle to Homeleigh Road is sealed road, though the Homeleigh/Sargent's Road Loop is gravel.




Homeleigh Road
Homeleigh, NSW, 2474

Located 24.5K from Cougal

Lamington National Park, Green Mountains Section


Green Mountains, in the hinterland of the Gold Coast and part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, features lush rainforests, ancient trees and spectacular views. This section of Lamington National Park is located on the western side of the Lamington Plateau. Densely-forested ranges and valleys conceal the area's ancient volcanic origins and dramatic lookouts afford views over the southern edge of the Scenic Rim, a chain of mountains stretching from the Gold Coast hinterland to Mount Mistake.

Get away and be at one with nature as you camp at the park's Green Mountain camping area. Choose from the many half-day or full-day walks that explore the park's best attractions. In the picnic area, take photos of crimson rosellas. On the Python Rock track, listen for the masked mountain frog's popping call. Enjoy excellent views of Morans Falls and Morans Creek gorge on the Morans falls track. Spot leaf-tailed geckos on the West Canungra Creek track. Set out on a full day walk along the Border track or Mount Merino track for outstanding views. Look for the regent bowerbird, rufous scrub-bird and Antarctic beech tree, ancient species that have survived since prehistoric times.




Lamington National Park Road,
via Canungra
Canungra, QLD, 4275

Located 24.6K from Cougal

Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat


Nestled amongst the foothills of World Heritage-listed, Mt Barney National Park, Mt Barney Lodge is a unique country escape that offers a variety of accommodation and Eco Accredited adventure activities. Their award winning activities are diverse, educational, and are tailored to suit participants of different ages, fitness levels and abilities.

Activities range from a Sunset Eco Walk for the nature lovers; exciting interpretative activities for the children such as the famous Kids Night Adventure, Bushtucker Tracker and Bush Survival Camp; or guided walks up Mt Barney, rock climbing or abseiling for the adventure seeker. For those wanting to explore on their own, the surrounding national park offers spectacular views, endangered wildlife, rare plants and cascading rivers all at the back door of Mt Barney Lodge.

Why not come and explore on your own, with a friend, or allow them to lead you into the depths of this precious World Heritage-listed National Park.




1093 Upper Logan Road
Mount Barney, QLD, 4287

Located 24.9K from Cougal

Cougal: Events

Forest Weekend


Join their visiting experts for an insight into the complex world of the Rainforest. Learn about Lamington's part in the 'Gondwana Rainforests of Australia' World Heritage site and the fascinating features that warrant its inclusion. In the past Forest Weekend guests have joined the likes of Bill McDonald (Queensland Herbarium) to discover the different make-up of trees and leaves within the forest. This years guest speakers combined with legendary O'Reilly's such as Big Pete O'Reilly are sure to provide a insight into the unique flora of the Lamington National Park region. Often combined with the following weeks 'Bird Week' this weekend is suited to all those interested in the flora of the region from novice botanists, students or those that just enjoy being involved and learning about the natural environment.


Event Dates
2016
      12th Nov
      13th Nov


Lamington National Park
Canungra, QLD, 4275

Located 22.2K from Cougal

Cougal: Travel Tips

Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre


The Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre is located on the Mt Lindesay Highway in Rathdowney.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans.

The Rathdowney Museum was opened in November 1984. Volunteers from the surrounding districts have put our collection together. There are many displays of artefacts, pictorial displays and historical records of events and family histories.

Over the years,an extensive collection of historical buildings from the district have been added.






82 Mt Lindesay Highway
Rathdowney, QLD, 4287

Located 20.4K from Cougal

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