The Southern Gold Coast hinterland is the closest and most accessible Coast-to-Hinterland route in South East Queensland – just 10 minutes’ drive from Currumbin Beach. With this unique proximity, the SGC hinterland is like entering another world, where the smell of the ocean and spectacular sea views can still be experienced from the lush rainforest setting.

Follow the course of the Currumbin Creek out into the Currumbin Valley for a picturesque hinterland experience, with gently winding roads, breathtaking flora and fauna and a subtropical rainforest to explore. Hike along the World-Heritage-Listed rainforest walk, visit the Cougal Cascades waterfalls and chill out at the Currumbin Rock Pools. View the Southern Gold Coast Drives guide for more ideas on scenic routes. 

Taking a left turn off Currumbin Creek Road, a visit to Tomewin Mountain is a must – the steep ascent provides for spectacular views of the entire region stretching out before you. And the Mountain itself has plenty of attractions, with tucked-away boutique accommodation, day spas and a thriving organic farming community supplying organically grown local produce.

Things to do

Walks & Lookouts

Arthur Freeman Lookout

Arthur Freeman Lookout

Tomewin Mountain Road, Tomewin, Currumbin Valley 1km west of Freemans road-side stall:
  • Views to the north and north- east, spectacular views right down the Currumbin Valley;
  • To the west and south, panoramic view across the Currumbin Valley to the spectacular escarpment of Mt Tallebudgera, Springbrook National Park, Boyd’s Butte, and Mt. Cougal National Park (the Cougals) - all part of Australia’s Green Cauldron.
The Cougal Cascades Walk, Currumbin Valley.

The Cougal Cascades Walk, Currumbin Valley.

  • Located in the Mount Cougal Section of Springbrook National Park, which is World Heritage Listed Sub-Tropical Rainforest (part of Eastern Australia's Gondwana subtropical rainforests) and part of Australia's Green Cauldron:
  • The Walk incorporates viewing platforms which are signposted with explanation boards of indigenous and European history, and flora and fauna (3 km round trip).

Recommended Accommodation

Cottages on the Creek

1464 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Valley, QLD, 4223
1300 329 912

Cougal View Homestead

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

Dreamridge Retreat

639 Tomewin Mountain Road, Currumbin Valley, QLD, 4223
(0403) 316 585

Eden Health Retreat

Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley, QLD, 4223
(07) 5533 0333

Kallora Escape

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