Surfers on the beach at Currumbin

Located about halfway between Coolangatta and Burleigh Heads, Currumbin is a particularly beautiful section of the Gold Coast that is well known not only for it’s wonderful scenery but also for being home to theĀ Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Things to do in Currumbin
If you like to surf you will feel right at home at the Alley, while children can play and swim in the safer waters of the creek. You can get some great views out over the water and along the coast from points like Currumbin Hill Lookout: photographers will love the place. Kite-surfing is popular is popular here too, or perhaps you would like to try kayaking?

While you will find all the shops you are likely to need during your stay, it’s fair to say that Currumbin is not a major retail centre – which for many visitors is a big plus. In the case that you feel the need for some retail therapy during your stay, you won’t have a hard time satisfying that need with a short drive into the surrounding areas.

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is well worth a visit, and is a must-see if you are travelling with children – they will love it. The Sanctuary has over 25 hectares of grounds with more than 1000 birds and animals including kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, snakes and more. The daily Lorikeet Feeds are a big draw, and the Sanctuary has the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest walk-in aviary.

The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary makes the perfect day out for all ages

Don’t miss a visit to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Places to Eat

There are plenty of places to enjoy a bite to eat in town, whether you are just looking for a snack or feel like something more substantial. Pacific Parade is a good choice for meals and for views, and this is where you will find the Point Restaurant, the Elephant Rock Cafe Bar & Restaurant and the Beach Shack.

The Deck Cafe has a nice terrace area too. The RSL is popular for it’s bars and restaurant, while upstairs the SoundLounge offers live music to a younger crowd. For more information on where to go after dark, please visit our Gold Coast Nightlife page. Here are some of the most popular places to eat in Currumbin.

Coffee and Cafe Food
The Deck Cafe: Shop 1, 794 Pacific Parade (07) 5534 6899
Elephant Rock Cafe: 776 Pacific Parade (07) 5598 2133
The Beach Shack: 818 Pacific Parade (07) 5598 2000
Dune Cafe: 945 Gold Coast Highway (Palm Beach) (07) 5521 0951
Genki Cafe: 1114 Gold Coast Highway (Palm Beach) (07) 5598 1966
Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club: 741 Pacific Parade (07) 5534 2932
Allure on Currumbin: 136 Duringan Street 07 5525 6006
Creek Restaurant: 2 Thrower Drive (07) 5534 3888
Currumbin RSL: 165 Duringan Street (07) 5534 7999
La Bocca Pizza: at Currumbin RSL – address as above (07) 5534 0908
Currumbin Creek Tavern: 3 Traders Way (07) 5534 2322

Live music at Soundlounge

Live music at Soundlounge


Currumbin is a beautiful section of the Gold Coast, ideal for all ages and it has a good selection of accommodation at very reasonable rates. There isn’t a lot of nightlife – which for many visitors is a plus – so if you want a big night out you will probably want to head north to Broadbeach or Surfers Paradise.


Currumbin Sands on the Beach in Palm Beach offers family-friendly accommodation in a secluded location.

Currumbin Sands on the Beach

Currumbin Sands on the Beach
With a wonderful beachfront location, beautiful tropical gardens and a choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments, Currumbin Sands delivers good quality accommodation at a surprisingly low price. A great choice for families travelling with children.

Sanctuary Lake Apartments
Another well located option highly suitable for families is Sanctuary Lake, with it’s selection of very affordable two and three bedroom apartments. A nice big heated pool for the adults and a wading pool for kids.

Regent Court Holiday Apartments
Within easy walking distance of the beach and the Wildlife Sanctuary, Regent Court offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments built around a tropical garden setting. Please note that all apartments are walk-up. Another highly affordable option.

Little Cove
Conveniently located for the beach and local cafes & restaurants, Little Cove Currumbin has two and three bedroom apartments. Considering the quality of accommodation and facilities, they are competitively priced and another good choice for families.

Kallora Escape Bed & Breakfast
This lovely bed & breakfast, situated away from the beach in the Hinterland , is aimed at couples seeking a peaceful, secluded break. With just three guest suites it offers a totally different experience to the vast majority of accommodation on the Gold Coast.

Sandcastles Currumbin
Well located for the beach and the wildlife sanctuary, Sandcastles has just 15 two bedroom/bathroom apartments and a three bedroom penthouse. The pricing is very reasonable. The views vary so if you would like an ocean view, confirm this before you book.

The Hill Apartments
This complex offers a selection of reasonably priced two bedroom, two bathroom apartments. A nice location on location on Currumbin Point, be aware that their are no lifts if you opt for one of the higher levels. Not the swishest, more a home-away-from-home.