Strap yourselves in and get ready to experience all the adrenalin-pumping action the Southern Gold Coast has to offer. Ride world class surfing breaks, or view them from a 12,000 foot freefall. Walk, ride, skate or BMX through trails and off-road tracks, or take the ultimate plunge to explore our offshore reefs and marine life.  

If you’re after adventure without the level of extreme, there is still plenty on offer across the Southern Gold Coast to keep you occupied. The Currumbin Valley opens up a relatively untouched world to explore – with everything from rock slides to mountaintop views; and the beachfront stretch offers plenty of space for a variety of activities; while Coolangatta’s famous nightlife will take you to the other end of the spectrum, with plenty of restaurants, pubs and clubs, bars and live entertainment for a great night out.  

Dive into the list of activities and start planning your Southern Gold Coast adventure!

Things to Do

Coolangatta Whale Watch

Cnr McLean & Musgrave Sts, COOLANGATTA, QLD, 4225
(07) 5599 4104

Cooly Dive

41 Minjungbal Dr, TWEED HEADS, NSW, 2486
(07) 5523 0022

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

28 Tomewin St, CURRUMBIN, QLD, 4223
(07) 5534 1266

Gold Coast Skydive

18 Coyne Street, Kirra, QLD, 4224
(07) 5599 1920

Judd Adventures

Currumbin Creek Rd, KIRRA, QLD, 4225
(0401) 052 409

Parkrun Australia

22 / 2 Simpsons Road, CURRUMBIN WATERS, QLD, 4223

Those Guys Events

54 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin, QLD, 4224
0439 040 580

Recommended Accommodation

Coolangatta Sands Backpacker Hostel

Corner of Griffith & McLean St, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 7472

Cougal View Homestead

848 Tomewin Mountain Rd, Currumbin Valley, QLD, 4223
(07) 5533 0394

Greenmount Beach Resort Coolangatta

Eden Ave, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 1222

Kallora Escape

823 Tomewin Mountain Rd, Currumbin Valley, QLD, 4223
(07) 5533 0361

Kirra Beach Tourist Park

Charlotte Street, Kirra, QLD, 4225
(07) 5667 2740

Komune Resort & Beach Club

146 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 6764

Mantra Twin Towns

Cnr Griffith St & Wharf St, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
13 15 17 (AU),

Rocks Resort

828 Pacific Pde, Currumbin, QLD, 4223
(07) 5534 4466

Water Sports

If you’re looking for action on the water, then the Southern Gold Coast is the place for it – from surfing to standup paddle boarding, fishing, boating and kayaking. There’s plenty of action under the water too, with offshore reefs to explore by snorkeling or diving.  

The Southern Gold Coast is a surfing mecca, with some of the best point breaks in Australia, and home to the Quiksilver & Roxy Pros. World-famous surf breaks at Kirra and Snapper Rocks draw plenty of keen surfers year round, although there are consistent waves to be found all the way from Currumbin to Rainbow Bay for all skill levels.   

Surf Life Saving is extremely popular, and eight of the Point Danger Branch Surf Clubs are within the SGC region.

Everyone from nippers to state and national champions takes to the beaches regularly for a variety of activities including surf boats, surf skiing and paddling. State and National Surf Life Saving Titles are often held on the Southern Gold Coast, and there is a growing list of events incorporating water sports coming to our shores.     

Southern Gold Coast beaches and waterways are also perfect for swimming, body boarding, standup paddle boarding, wind surfing, kayaking and fishing; and the Currumbin Estuary and river mouth has a boating channel monitored by the Volunteer Marine Rescue situated on the hill behind the Currumbin Alley. Jet skis are also permitted in certain areas, however it is important to abide by the local laws and operate jet skis safely.

Kayak Tours

4km or 8knm downstream kayak tour of Currumbin Creek with a tour guide. Highlightling the natural wonders of Currumbin including meetings with such animals as: koalas, cockatoos, lorikeets, kingfishers, fruitbats and Currumbin's famous Ospreys.

Meet at the Boatshed and depart for tour from Wendts Bridge, Galleon Way, Currumbin Creek.  Free vehicle transfer is included in price.

Tours require a minimum of 6 people and maximum of 20.

Phone The Boatshed 0755 250 338 for more information.

4km tour cost: $44 per person

8km tour cost: $65 per person 

Things to Do

Boatshed Bait and Tackle

2-4 Thrower Dr, CURRUMBIN, QLD, 4223
(07) 5525 0338

Cooly Dive

41 Minjungbal Dr, TWEED HEADS, NSW, 2486
(07) 5523 0022

Currumbin Alley Surf School

Duringan St, CURRUMBIN, QLD, 4223
(0411) 080 112

Roar Industries

8 Thrower Dr, CURRUMBIN, QLD, 4223
(07) 5525 7003

Surf Easy Lessons

Corner of Pacific Parade, CURRUMBIN, QLD, 4223
(0413) 333 602

Surfing Services

PO Box 205, CURRUMBIN, QLD, 4223
(07) 5535 5557

Walkin' On Water Surf School

Greenmount Beach, COOLANGATTA, QLD, 4225
(07) 5534 1886

Recommended Accommodation

Golden Sea Apartments

261-263 Golden Four Dr, Bilinga, QLD, 4225
(07) 5525 6866

Kirra Surf Apartments

2 Creek St, Kirra, QLD, 4225
(07) 5589 0300

Komune Resort & Beach Club

146 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 6764

Rainbow Commodore Holiday Apartments

255 Boundary St, Rainbow Bay, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 7758

Rainbow Place Apartments

180 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 9144

Rocks Resort

828 Pacific Pde, Currumbin, QLD, 4223
(07) 5534 4466

The Bay Apartments

243-251 Boundary St, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
(07) 5536 2988

The Hill Apartments

38-42 Duringan St, Currumbin, QLD, 4223
(07) 5598 1233