Places starting with C: Currumbin Valley


On Wednesday, my day off (actually the busiest day of the week!) I made a promise to get out and take some photos.  This made my day very hectic at the tail end but it was worth it.  Not really happy with the photos but hey you cant get a great one each time, its the trying that counts??  Lovely winters day here on the Gold Coast with full sun.

I decided to take the Currumbin Creek Road out to the end, not having done this for quite a few years.  First stop was Currumbin Rock Pools which really was one pool but very pretty this time of year.

Definitely on my list for a picnic when the weather warms up a tad.

After this I ventured on further to the end of the road.  I entered Mt Cougal National Park and hiked up one of the walking trails into the tropical rain forest area.

With no rain in the last few weeks the creek bed was mainly a trickle but still a pretty place to be.

If I didn’t have time constraints it would have been nice to hike further but being by  myself out in a remote area didn’t appeal too much and I didn’t have all day, it will definitely be on my list when the weather warms up and hopefully it rains so there is more water in the creek.

On the way home I stopped off to take a picture of an alpaca or two.  It wouldn’t co-operate so no cute face shot.  There was a lovely kookaburra that stayed still long enough for a profile shot and then off it flew.  Not a bad day out and I will definitely go back.

 

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7 comments

  1. Ha! Everything in Australia is so exotic for me — but for the ducks! Your ducks are precisely like our ducks. Interesting.

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  2. Such a lovely day you had. Very nice photos.

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  3. THe 2nd group of pictures was amazing, especially the fir trees.

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  4. Great photos of our Valley..there is an old timber mill further up that hike you did at Mt. Cougal, past Camp Eden..next time..a nice way to end your day off…

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    • I did walk up as far as the old timber mill, but because of the denseness of the forest my pictures weren’t so sharp. I particularly loved the moss on the felled trees, did look nice in photos but they were a bit blurred. Thanks Di 🙂

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