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Exploring Currumbin Beach and Beyond on Two Wheels

by | Nov 15, 2023 | Local Attractions

Bringing your bike to your Currumbin Beach holiday is an exciting prospect. Currumbin is a bike-friendly suburb thanks to its marked bike lanes on major city streets and easy-to-navigate interiors. 

It’s a place of contrast, too. One moment, you’re cycling in the suburb’s centre with shops and Currumbin hotels lining the streets. Next, you’re cycling up a hill, enjoying the lush landscape, and feeling the breeze cool your sun-kissed skin.

But you’re still new to Currumbin and need an itinerary for your cycling adventure. So, without further ado, here’s your handy guide to exploring Currumbin on two wheels.

Where is Currumbin Beach?

Currumbin Beach is located on the southern portion of the Gold Coast. This laid-back suburb sits along the southern bank of Currumbin Creek and is flanked by Palm Beach in the north and Tugun in the south.

What is Currumbin known for?

Currumbin is known for its long and sandy beach. It’s an excellent place for surfing and other water sports. It has a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for those wanting to escape the hectic city life.

Exploring Currumbin on a Bike

Head over to Currumbin Beach and Currumbin Alley

The Gold Coast has a lot of fantastic beaches, but we are partial to Currumbin. After all, it’s right in front of Rocks Resort, and we can hang out on the beach just by crossing the street.

But here is what sets it apart from other beaches on the Gold Coast. Currumbin Beach is a popular surfing location with fantastic and consistent waves year-round. Plus, the water is one of the most pristine.

But if water sports is not your cup of tea, then maybe sunbathing and swimming are. Suppose you find the sea in front of Rocks Resort too choppy; stroll to the nearby Currumbin Rock and Currumbin Alley. These places sit at the mouth of the Currumbin Creek, making the water gentler and more ideal for swimming. 

You’ll find families here with young kids, your regular solo sunbathers and groups of friends enjoying the balmy weather.

Cycle the stretch of Currumbin Beach to see the ‘Sunbathing Lady’

Since you’re already nearby, why not ride your bike to see Currumbin Beach’s famous Sunbathing Lady? Award-winning Gold Coast sculptor Dion Parker created this whimsical bronze sculpture.

Contemplate the beauty of the sculpture and marvel at Parker’s fantastic artistry while you sit on one of the benches that came with the installation. Snap a picture with the Sunbathing Lady to complete your Currumbin adventure.

Enjoy the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

A visit to Currumbin is incomplete without a visit to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. This world-renowned sanctuary is a haven for wildlife and nature-loving locals and tourists.

The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of native Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, wombats, echidnas, and various species of birds. Visitors can get up close and personal with these animals in a natural setting.

It is well-known for its koala conservation efforts, and visitors often have the chance to cuddle and take photos with koalas. The sanctuary offers entertaining and educational wildlife shows and demonstrations. 

These shows typically include bird feeding, reptile presentations, and opportunities for visitors to learn more about the behaviour and habits of different Australian animals.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary often includes cultural experiences that showcase the rich heritage of the Aboriginal people of Australia. This can consist of performances, art displays, and educational programs.

In addition to wildlife experiences, the sanctuary offers adventure activities such as treetop walks and zip-lining, providing a unique way to experience the natural surroundings.

You can leave your bicycle next to the sanctuary’s accessible parking spaces or next to the Nature’s Gift shop.

Buy jars of honey at the Honeyworld Gold Coast

It’s easy to spend an entire day at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. But if you still have a few hours remaining and want to savour some pure Australian honey, head over to Honeyworld Gold Coast.

It has a small store where you can buy everything honey-related. You’ll find them all here, from cuddly toys to propolis toothpaste, golden raw honey, and bee costumes.

It’s located right across the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, so you don’t have to go very far if you’re tired from strolling all over the sanctuary.

Hurry because the Honeyworld Gold Coast closes at 4 PM.

See the Coral Sea from Elephant Rock

Before you head over for dinner, check out Elephant Rock. It’s a boulder jutting out of the centre of Currumbin Beach and has a nice view of the Coral Sea from the top.

Go up the stairs, see the vast blue sea, and snap pictures of yourself and your friends.

Dine at the Vikings Surf Life Saving Club

Are you famished after a day exploring Currumbin? You’re only a few steps from the Currumbin Vikings Surf Life Saving Club, so why not grab your dinner there?

The restaurant opens at 7:30 in the morning and closes at 8 in the evening. Its dinner menu includes regular fares such as burgers, pasta, and steaks. Check out the club’s salads and snacks if you crave a lighter meal.

Other Popular Places that Are Near your Currumbin Beach Accommodation

Balter Brewing Company

This is a renowned brewery located in the suburb of Currumbin. It is known for its craft beers, including the popular XPA.

Tugun Beach

You can reach Tugun Beach by foot or bike from your accommodation on Currumbin Beach. It also has a pristine beach and excellent surf conditions. 

Palm Beach

This is one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic suburbs. It is famous for its long and sandy beach and consistent surf. It features a variety of dining options, parks, and a vibrant local community. It features a variety of dining options, parks, and a vibrant local community.

Beree-badalla Reserve

You must cross the bridge on your bicycle to the nearby Beree-Badalla Reserve. Here, you can enjoy different activities, including fishing and kayaking. Or you can just stroll on its boardwalk and check out the mangroves.  

Have a Great Time at Rocks Resort – Your Preferred Accommodation on Currumbin Beach

Planning a cycling adventure all over Currumbin or the nearby areas? Check-in at Rocks Resort

This is your premier Currumbin hotel with a wide array of accommodations available. We’ve got everything from simple yet fully furnished one-bedroom apartments to luxurious three-bedroom ones.

Even better? Rocks Resort is next to the beach, so you can get a great view of the Pacific Ocean from dusk until dawn.

Want to stay in instead? Many facilities are available at the hotel, from our refreshing outdoor pool to our fitness room. 

Book your accommodation on Currumbin Beach now at Rocks Resort!