Things to do in Currumbin
When you stay at the Rocks Resort Currumbin the best Gold Coast experiences, attractions, and entertainment are right at your fingertips. Spectacular natural attractions, world famous beaches, family friendly theme parks, dining hotspots, and wildlife encounters are yours to discover. The Southern end of the Gold Coast offers its own unique charm, rich with surf culture and laid back coastal vibes. If you are looking for a holiday destination where you can slow down away from all the hustle and bustle, and truly unwind, Currumbin is the perfect choice.
Here’s just a small selection of the things to see and do during your stay;
Shopping & Dining
When it comes to enjoying delicious cuisine, you are spoiled for choice when you stay at our holiday apartments. There are several trendy cafes within walking distance of the resort, as well as highly popular restaurants nearby that draw in locals and visitors alike. View our top picks for dining in Currumbin here.
You’ll also find several great opportunities to shop up a storm close by, just a short stroll or drive from the resort. If you head South you’ll find Cornerstone Stores on the Gold Coast Highway in Tugun. The new kid on the block but ready to impress, you’ll find a delightful collection of eateries, homewares, boutique clothing, wine and gourmet cheeses, beauty products, and so much more.
A little further down the coastline you’ll find Tugun Village Shopping Strip, a 4 minute drive from our resort. There are a range of shops for your convenience, including a fruit market, bakery, IGA, BWS and others.
The Pines Shopping Centre is a 6 minute drive away, and boasts over 80 specialist stores – Coles, Woolworths, Kmart, and ALDI included. The recently upgraded Pacific Fair Shopping Centre in Broadbeach is impressive in both scale and design. Robina Town Centre is another popular shopping destination, with over 400 specialty stores for you to choose from.
Beaches and Natural Attractions
Blessed with calm, shallow waters, bright white sand, and some of the region’s best surf and fishing spots, it’s not difficult to see why Currumbin Beach is adored by locals and visitors alike. You can teach the kids how to fish at Currumbin Creek, catch a wave at renowned surf spot “The Alley,” or try your hand at stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling or diving in the pristine local waters.
Currumbin Alley (known to locals as “the Alley”) is one of the most famous breaks on the Gold Coast with very consistent, world-class waves. This is a great spot to learn to surf as it is protected from Southerly onshore winds. Currumbin Alley Surf School offers year-round surfing lessons in groups or one-on-one.
Elephant Rock and Currumbin Rock are fascinating remnants from ancient volcanic activity. Climb to the top, see what you can find in the tranquil rockpool surrounds at low tide, and snap a sunset picture with the iconic Gold Coast city skyline as the backdrop. Currumbin Beach also hosts the Swell Sculpture Festival each year, where a multitude of breathtaking art installations are set up along the sand to be enjoyed by all.
Further up the coast, Burleigh Heads is a must for your visit, with the breathtaking Burleigh Head National Park and walk around the headland to Tallebudgera and Echo Beach guaranteed to delight. Just a short drive inland from our resort, you’ll find the unspoilt rainforests, mountains and waterfalls of the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland including Currumbin Valley with the much loved Currumbin rock pools.
Theme Parks and Family Attractions
Our Currumbin Holiday Apartments are located just a short walk from fantastic local family attractions Surf World, Superbee Honeyworld, and the iconic Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Fun for the whole family is a given, with an impressive array of native and exotic wildlife to meet, plus wildlife shows, animal encounters, entertainment, playgrounds, splash zones, and interactive experiences are all part of the package when you spend the day at Currumbin Sanctuary.
For free family fun, Palm Beach Parklands is just a 4 minute drive from our apartments. Featuring a pirate themed playground that will delight our younger guests, and sheltered swimming spots perfect for families, it’s a wonderful place to spend a few sundrenched hours building sand castles and enjoying a paddle.
World class Gold Coast theme parks including Sea World, Warner Brothers Movie World, Wet ‘N’ Wild and Dreamworld are all within quick and easy reach by car. There’s also Paradise Country, Outback Spectacular, Top Golf, and White Water World attractions ready to be explored.
Wanting to book your tickets today? Please see our Online Tour Desk HERE.
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