Crossing Currumbin Bridge as you drive south on Gold Coast Highway, you get a tempting glimpse of paddle boarders cruising across a calm, sparkling estuary and waves rolling into shore on the surf beach beyond. This is your first taste of a suburb that stretches from the beach to the lush hinterland, and exudes the kind of coastal chill that the Gold Coast is famous for. Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, fresh produce, fine dining or a beachside stay, Currumbin is the kind of place that can make everyone happy.
From its world famous wildlife sanctuary to watersports, there's a huge variety of activities to try and places to visit. Every September the beach becomes an open air art gallery for Swell Sculpture Festival. The calm waters of Currumbin Creek are a popular spot for kayaking, fishing and SUPing. "The Alley" is the perfect beach for beginner surfers and families. If you'd rather not get wet, you can enjoy the water views from creekside cafes or the Currumbin RSL, or venues with ocean views or Vikings Surf Life Saving Club. Climb the steep steps of Elephant Rock for sweeping views from Surfers Paradise to Coolangatta. Or head inland for bush walks through lush rainforest and a refreshing dip in rock pools that are only 15 minutes drive from the beach but feel a million miles away.