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Currumbin Location

Currumbin is located on the Southern end of the Gold Coast, near the border of New South Wales and has about 10,000 residents.  It is about one hour north to Brisbane and one hour south to Byron Bay and Ballina along the Pacific Highway.

Currumbin is known for its picturesque surf beach and beach homes, luxury houses, low rise apartments and duplexes in a quiet semi-country setting unlike the hustle and bustle of the northern Gold Coast.  Apart from low rise ocean front properties, many properties across the Gold Coast Highway are fortunate to have lovely views of the creek, beach and Hinterland from Currumbin.

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Currumbin is a seaside village so directly west is The Pacific Ocean. Palm Beach is the next suburb to the North of Currumbin with Tugun, Bilinga and the Coolangatta Airport directly to the South.  The new Southern Cross University is now built on the southern end of the airport and within walking distance from Tugun.

The Gold Coast Hinterland via the Currumbin Valley is East of Currumbin.  Also to the East is the as yet undeveloped new suburb of Cobaki Lakes in New South Wales just across the border.

The Tugun By-Pass Road, linking the Pacific Highway from the border of New South Wales to Currumbin was completed in June 2008 and returned the seaside villages of Currumbin and Tugun to quiet locations, taking trucks and traffic off the Gold Coast Highway to a direct route south into New South Wales and north to Brisbane on the Pacific Highway.

The goal of this website is to give locals and visitors a closer look at Currumbin and the facilities and businesses located here.

Transport around Currumbin

Buses run through the Currumbin beachside shopping strip to the Pines Shopping Centre in Elanora, and north to Southport via the M1 and also go south into the Tweed District. Interstate and overseas trips are no problem with the Coolangatta Airport a couple of kilometres to the south. This link has plane timetables. Tugun has rental cars available. Here is a link to Gold Coast bus, train and ferry timetables and transport planner.

Recreation in Currumbin

Currumbin is the home of the Currumbin  Rugby League Club, the Currumbin Soccer Club, the Palm Beach-Currumbin AFL Club and Cricket Club, Horse Riding Club, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.


Tugun Seahawks Rugby League Club Tugun Bowls Club Tugun Surf Life Saving Club

There are sporting ovals for rugby, afl, cricket and soccer along with cricket nets, a small bmx track and a skateboard park located at the Betty Diamond Sports Fields on Boyd Street, Tugun.

The Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club is on the beach just near Elephant Rock.  They run a Nippers program and the beach is patrolled.  It is surrounded by green parklands designed for young families with excellent car parking facilities.

It is possible to walk all the way from Currumbin to Snapper Rocks via Tugun all the way along the beach. A short drive either way from Currumbin along the Highway will take you from the famous surfing points of Currumbin Alley to Burleigh Heads to the north and Kirra and Snapper to the south.

A ten minute drive from Currumbin  to the west will take you to the Tallebudgera Golf Course which is  an 18 hole par 67 course bordered by the Tallebudgera Creek and is open every day of the week.  There are also two nine hole courses in the Tallebudgera Valley, Tally Valley and Meadow Park, ideal for a quick game and beginners. Ten minutes to the south you can play either or both the courses at the Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club or the Twin Towns Services Club Course at Banora Point.  All three are easy walking championship courses and have very reasonable green fees.

Child Care in Currumbin

There are three child minding centres in Currumbin, two Goodstart Early Learning Centres and Bright Buttons Kindergarten. There are many playgrounds and of course, parks and beaches. The famous Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is in Currumbin just back from the beach with Honeyworld and Surfworld opposite.

Schools in Currumbin

Schools in Currumbin are Currumbin, Currumbin Valley and Elanora State Primary Schools, and St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School in Currumbin.

Palm Beach/Currumbin High School is the secondary school in Currumbin .

Community Organisations

  • Friends of Currumbin.
  • Lions Club.

The Gecko Hall is available for hire offers a variety of events and activities.


Currumbin Christian City Church, Beachside Community Church, Currumbin Church of Christ.

Medical Facilities

The John Flynn Private Hospital is about two kilometres from the Highway along Boyd Street in Tugun. There are doctors at the Pines, Elanora, Palm Beach and Tugun Family Medicine, dentists, and physical therapists in Golden Four Drive, Tugun.

There are two vets in Currumbin to help your pet.

See the directory for more details.

Shopping in Currumbin

The village has a shopping strip on the beach and at the Creek. There are shops along Currumbin Creek Road and at Currumbin Fair in Currumbin Waters. There are also many Factories in the Industrial Centres East and West of Stewart Road. There are supermarkets, essentials such as chemist, post office, coffee shops, ATMs, car dealers, service stations, hair and beauty shops and other retail outlets.  See the directory for a full list.

Tugun Shopping Strip looking south Tugun Figtree Tugun Shopping Centre Upgrade

Dining Out in Currumbin

Currumbin has a range of restaurants and fast food outlets.  You can choose from Italian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese and many Coffee Shops as well as the Surf Club and the Currumbin Creek  Tavern and RSL Club on Currumbin Creek. Fast food available includes pizza, fish and chips, subs and burgers. See the restaurant directory for a full list.

Currumbin Accommodation

Resort accommodation and beach house rental along the Tugun beachfront.

Currumbin Real Estate

Currumbin has an excellent beach and headland at the estuary of Currumbin Creek and there are ocean views from many of the properties on Currumbin Hill.   Currumbin offers ocean-front properties with housing consisting of both new developments and older styled homes and waterfront homes in Currumbin Waters/. Many of the older fibro-style dwellings in the area are purchased for redevelopment. Homes across the highway range from older homes to more modern brick houses and many have views. Once again see the directory for real estate agents who can help you with more information about valuations and properties for sale. See the real estate directory for a full list.

Currumbin Local Summary


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