Currumbin Valley is relatively small in size being approximately twenty-four kilometres long and around four kilometres wide boasting a stunning natural environment with steep hills and heritage listed rainforests.
Currumbin Valley is a unique part of Australia’s Green Cauldron, being the first valley to the north of the escarpment of the cauldron – the temple of which is Mount Warning located to the south at Murwillumbah.
With a World-Heritage-Listed rainforest walk, the Cougal Cascades waterfall and an abundance of native flora, fauna and stunning views, attracts visitors from far and wide.
Getting there is via Currumbin Creek Road – approximately a 20km scenic drive along Currumbin Creek to the start of the walking trails – part of the pristine eastern section of the Gondwana Rainforest
The famously renown Currumbin Rock Pools located 12km inland are a huge attraction mainly in summer, popular with families for swimming, BBQ’s and relaxation.
Currumbin Valley properties are sought after and consist mostly of rural type acreage properties fluctuating in size with a mixture of simple eco friendly cottages through to magnificent country style and contemporary manors befitting of the landscape.
The original Currumbin Valley settlers were enticed to the area from the 1840’s for timber gathering, then around the 1870’s/1880s’ sugar cane, bananas, fruit, citrus, and dairy farms.
Population growth was minimal until the Nerang to Tweed Heads railway line extension was built in 1903 slowly bringing more settlers to the area. Bananas were continued to be grown and had replaced most previous farming by the 1930’s.
Over the years working farm acreage properties were slowly subdivided and some became lifestyle or hobby farms often occupied by families and workers of the original settlers.
The area didn’t see a lot of growth until the 1970’s when more homesteads were built and again in the 1990’s due to a slow and continual population increase. The last Australian census in 2016 recorded a population of approximately 1,950.
Host to the Men and Women’s Cycling Road Race for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the annual Up the Buff trail foot race, a charity fun run of approximately 16km and 25km set in the surrounds of The Ecovillage and the adjacent buffer trail.
Currumbin Fair in Bienvenue Drive is the closest shopping precinct plus other smaller shops servicing the area.
There are numerous attractions in the Currumbin Valley region – some of which include:
Parks & Recreation: