Currumbin is where the bush meets the beach, featuring more natural vegetation than most other areas on the Gold Coast. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, a long standing landmark and tourist attraction, occupies a large chunk of naturally vegetated land on both sides of the Gold Coast Highway. Stretching from Currumbin Creek in the north to Wyberba Street in the south, the suburb is easily identified due to its headlands that project into the ocean. Subdivisions first began in 1904 with more rapid growth occurring in the 1970s and 80s, although the steeply sloping terrain has meant that sizeable areas of natural bushland remain.
Currumbin real estate varies from renovated family homes to low rise apartments and a few original fibro beach shacks. However, most of these have now been redeveloped into luxury beachside mansions, fetching prices in the millions. Only one kilometre west of the Pacific Highway is yet another option in Currumbin real estate – the canal development of Currumbin Waters, linked to the creek to provide ocean access. Further west is the picturesque Currumbin Valley, offering the opportunity for luxury acreage living and hobby farming.
Removed somewhat from busy tourism centres, Currumbin is a natural hideaway and popular with families as a holiday venue. Fishing and paddle boarding are popular pastimes on Currumbin Creek and there are many parks with picnic areas and barbeque facilities along both creekfront and beachfront. Boardriders flock to Currumbin Alley, which forms at the bar of the creek. As well as the spectacular beaches, following the creek west leads to Currumbin Rock Pools, a unique spot for a swim amid natural rainforest. Along the beachfront are chic cafes and boutiques overlooking oceanfront parkland that is the site for the annual Swell Sculpture Festival.
Currumbin real estate puts the buyer within easy reach of the Pacific Highway and only a few minutes from Coolangatta International airport. There are many sporting clubs devoted to the outdoor life and a good choice of retail centres within five minutes of the beachfront.