Everyone knows the special location where Tallebudgera Creek flows into the ocean - it's one of the most spectacular swimming spots on the Gold Coast. But follow the creek inland and it will lead you to the semi-rural suburb of Tallebudgera. Drive down winding roads through rolling green acreage, farm land and rainforest to discover pretty little creekside parks that make the perfect picnic spot. Keep going and you'll find yourself in the neighbouring 'Tally Valley' as the locals know it, which borders Springbrook National Park.
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is perched atop a forested ridge in this picturesque location. The award-winning eco retreat offers a transformative experience through immersive health and wellness programs featuring exquisite spa treatments, premium accommodation, mindfulness practices and nourishing, organic meals. Other accommodation in the area include farmstays and B&Bs.
For golfers, Tallebudgera offers three golf courses and a driving range, plus some sprawling, shady parks to enjoy nature walks. Schuster Park has a wonderful playground, picnic tables and BBQ facilities on the creek, while Eddie Kornhauser Recreational Reserve is a favourite for dog owners. With all the natural bushland, Tallebudgera is a haven for native wildlife including an abundance of bird life. The heritage-listed Tallebudgera Post Office opened in 1878 when the area was mainly banana and dairy farms. It’s still standing on Trees Road and is one of the oldest surviving buildings on the Gold Coast. And if you’re wondering where the name comes from, it’s thought Tallebudgera is derived from a word in the language of the indigenous Kombumerri people, meaning 'good fish'.