Nugurun Falls is one of the most picturesque waterfalls along the West Canungra Creek (it’s sometimes spelt as “Nugurin Falls”). The wide cascade is framed by moss and ferns in dense rainforest, and can be seen from different angles as the walking track passes the waterfall. The word ‘nugurun’ is believed to be an Aboriginal word from the Bundjalung language, meaning “dingo”.
Getting to Nugurun Falls
This waterfall is along the 18km West Canungra Creek Circuit and the 12km Box Forest Circuit, which both start along the Border Track from the O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat carpark at the end of Lamington National Park Road. The waterfall is around 4.1km from the Border Track and 6km from the Green Mountains trailhead. The Box Forest Circuit track passes by the waterfall, before crossing the creek.
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