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Currumbin is a beautiful place, but as a suburb of the Gold Coast it often gets ignored in favour of places like Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Burleigh Heads to the north, and Coolangatta and Tweed Heads to the south. Apart from the iconic Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (which is definitely a #1 attraction for the area) locals and tourists alike pass it off and opt for more popular locations. But there’s a whole lot to do in Currumbin. The suburb is nestled in between a beautiful beach and lush hinterlands making it a place to stay and explore rather than somewhere to visit for the day just to check out the awesome animals at its world-famous Wildlife Sanctuary. So if you’re looking to hang out in this underrated area, here are a few ways to spend some amazing days in Currumbin.
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary steals the show when it comes to finding things to do here. It’s by far the most popular attraction in the area and deservedly so. For over 70 years they’ve been taking care of endangered and at-risk species from all around Australia, as well as a few from other countries. It’s one of the few spots where you can see rare or hard to find animals like the Goodfellows Tree-Kangaroo and the Tassie Devil all in one place. With such a wide variety of fairly rare and local wildlife, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has become a fan favourite for locals and tourists alike.
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While we’re technically giving Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary two out of the five spots on this list the TreeTop Challenge is a whole different animal. Located inside the sanctuary the TreeTop Challenge lets you climb high up into a dense rainforest, crossing sky-high spans on rope bridges and flying like a bird on one of their 11 epic ziplines. And with more than 80 elements over 4 levels to tackle, there’s more than enough to do here for the entire day.
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If you’re not much of surfer but want to learn about the history of how humans decided that riding a bit of wood under some dangerously crashing waves was fun, head over to Surf World Gold Coast. The place is Queensland’s only surfing museum, which you’d think is a bit odd when you think about how much surfing is part of Queensland’s culture. The exhibition includes an incredibly extensive collection of surfboards, highlighting the radical change of design from the massive longboards of the 1930’s all the way to shortboards of today. There’s also loads of surf memorabilia, cinematography, and even surf artworks. With so much to look at, there’s plenty of stuff for surf nerds and average joes alike.
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Balter Brewery has been blowing up over the past few years. As Australia is starting to drink more than Cartlon Draft, Victoria Bitter, and Goon Bags, people have asked for a craftier brew and Balter has delivered in spades. Balter is beer with a smile, and they’re all about good tastes and good times. If you’re heading round we recommend checking out their IPA if you want something with a whole lot of flavour, or if you just want a beer that tastes like a real good beer give their XPA a go. It’s by far their most popular and perfect if you had no idea what we meant by IPA and XPA.
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Like much of the hinterlands across Queensland, Currumbin Valley is a nature-lovers paradise. Head southwest from the coastline along Currumbin Creek Road and enter another world. There’s so much to do here, and if you wanted to do it all it would take days. Some of the best things include the Currumbin Rock Pools, a natural swimming pool featuring rope swings and great scenery, and Tomewin Mountain, which, at 457 metres tall, gives a great vantage point and amazing views over the entire valley. Finally, there’s Mount Cougal, a place full of history and a diverse range of animals as well as a great walking track that passes the ever scenic Cougal Cascades.