Discover Currumbin Valley

Currumbin Valley is a nature-lover’s paradise. Carving its way through the mountain ranges of the Queensland/New South border region, the Currumbin Valley follows the course of the Currumbin Creek, 20km west to its source at the base of Mt Springbrook. A sub-tropical rainforest environment abounds, with a World-Heritage-Listed rainforest walk, the Cougal Cascades (waterfalls) and abundant, native flora and fauna. This pristine rainforest is part of the eastern section of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia and is the showpiece of Australia’s Green Cauldron.

No other Gold Coast Hinterland destination is accessible from the coast within a 10 minute drive. Currumbin Valley is accessed via Currumbin Creek Road, just off the M1 (Pacific Motorway), via Stewarts Road.

It’s the perfect spot for a family picnic and a refreshing dip at the rockpools, or bushwalking through the native rainforest. Taking the high road won’t leave you disappointed either, travelling up Tomewin Mountain Road for spectacular views of the Valley below. 

Tomewin was named after Sir Thomas Tom Ewing (1856-1920), who was the chief surveyor of the Qld/NSW border in the late 1890s. Steeped in farming tradition, and home to the region’s original banana growers, the present-day Tomewin Mountain community has continued the legacy. A thriving organic farming community has sprouted, with a number of businesses cultivating the Mountain’s fertile volcanic soils to produce some of the finest organic produce grown locally on the Gold Coast.  

 


  

Accommodation in Currumbin Valley

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

Freeman's Organic Farm

618 Tomewin Mountain Road, Currumbin Valley, Qld, 4223
0438777763

Things to See and Do in Currumbin Valley

Arthur Freeman Lookout - Tomewin Mountain Rd

Arthur Freeman Lookout - Tomewin Mountain Rd

Perched on top of Mount Tomewin, this little lookout is a perfectly romantic escape. Stop along the way to enjoy cheese and crackers as you take a scenic drive with special someone. There are no facilities, just great views, so make sure you have a blanket and goodies to nibble on.
Currumbin Rock Pools - Currumbin Creek Rd

Currumbin Rock Pools - Currumbin Creek Rd

The Currumbin Valley Rock Pools have long been a favourite family picnic spot. The facilities there are perfect for an all-day outing, complete with a toilet block, shaded areas, tables and BBQs and of course, the cool fresh waters of the rock pools. Kids, big and small can explore the creek and have a play on the rock slides. Whether you are looking for a couples outing, to entertain the whole family or just have a bit of time out, this is our number one pick.
Long Tan Park - Cnr Bains Rd and Currumbin Creek Rd

Long Tan Park - Cnr Bains Rd and Currumbin Creek Rd

Drive across the old one lane bridge that spans Currumbin Creek to find this out of the way little park, that has a few tables and lots of charm. While there are no toilets or BBQs here, it is still a lovely place to spend time by the creek. From the shallows you can wander a little further downstream and find deep swimming holes with sandy bottoms and you may find a few rope swings about the place to add a little excitement. Native birds and wildlife are an added attraction.
Mt Cougal National Park

Mt Cougal National Park

This is a fantastic spot for a hike and a swim in the refreshing waters between cascades and waterfalls. Learn about local fauna and the historic Saw Mill which is a short walk past the cascades, known to locals as the Rockslide. Viewing platforms display additional information about the area and its inhabitants. They do have tables under the canopy in the car park area, so pack the picnic basket, grab a few friends or the family and enjoy the scenic drive that takes you to the Springbrook National Park, Mt Cougal Section. This is a part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, so enjoy the cool rainforest air and be sure to leave no trace of your visit.
Ridge Top Park - Currumbin Creek Rd

Ridge Top Park - Currumbin Creek Rd

Nestled deep in the valley, this little treasure of a park has just one table and a baby chair rope swing. This is a good place to stop and stretch your legs and let the kids run free for a while before continuing on to the Springbrook National Park Mt Cougal Section. The park sits right below the majestic escarpments of Mt Tallebudgera and has lots of lovely shade trees.
Robert Neumann Park - Currumbin Creek Rd

Robert Neumann Park - Currumbin Creek Rd

Enjoy a day at what locals lovingly refer to as The Duck Pond. This park is a popular spot for the local geese and duck population, who visit the park area daily. The park has all the amenities you need for a great day, including BBQ's, kids play area, toilets and gazebo's to sit under. You can even throw a line in the water and see what you can catch!