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.