Why The Locals Love Currumbin

While the Gold Coast is home to a whole lotta diversity, Currumbin holds a special sweet spot in our hearts.  Rich with beachy vibes, tropical hideaways and lush valley escapes; it’s easy to see why the locals are crazy about Currumbin.  A quick scoot down the road from GC’s hustle bustle, soak up the coastal fusion of our favourite rainforest getaway mixed with good food, great banter and excellent brews.  Here’s a taster of what you can expect from one of the Gold Coast’s favourite treasures.

Portside Coffee

Worship caffeine at Currumbin’s norti-cool Portside Coffee (get it?).  Kick back under a winter sun the right way – with a homemade cookie in one hand and a decadent brownie in the other.  Pop by on Thursday for pastry days where freshly baked croissants will lead you nose-first into the local’s favourite coffee house.

Get there: 4a/42 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Facebook: /portsidecoffee

Currumbin Valley Harvest

Open to the public on Saturday and Sunday mornings, you’ll fall head over heels for Currumbin’s favourite eco friendly market.  Currumbin Valley Harvest is your go-to for locally grown fruit and veg, fresh blooms and sustainably sourced fruit juices.  Um, yum!

Get there: 1380 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Facebook: /currumbinvalleyharvest

The Salt Mill 

Perfectly positioned a stones throw from Currumbin’s dazzling beach, the locals can’t get enough of The Salt Mills green juices, fruit stacked acai’s and friendly atmosphere.  Whether you’re combining a refreshing swim with a late brunch or simply running to your next slice of raw carrot cake, this seaside bliss fest is the place to be on your next visit to the big C.


Get there: 785 Pacific Parade, Currumbin
Facebook: /thesaltmill


Rustic chic meets thirst-quenching bevvies.  A visit to Currumbin simply isn’t complete without stopping into Balter HQ for a frothy beer with your mates.  The creation of surfing champ dream team, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and a bunch more, this seriously huge warehouse (that can be hired out privately too), is definitely worth checking out and planning to catch an uber home, ahead of time.

Get there: 14 Traders Way, Currumbin
Web: balter.com.au

PBC Farmers Markets

Supporting local growers never felt so fabulous.  Browse a range of second hand fashion, hand made home wares and organic produce at Currumbin State School each Saturday morning.  A relic on the Gold Coast, this crew has been providing locals with the goods for over 14 years so there’s no questioning that PBC know their stuff – boogie on down this weekend!

Get there: Thrower Drive, Palm Beach
Web:  yourlocalmarkets.com.au

Currumbin Rock Pools

An infamous hot spot in summertime, Currumbin Rock Pools is also the perfect location for picnics on a Sunday arvo – paired with a crisp sav and your cheese haul from PBC.  Be entranced by the calming streams of fresh water dancing between rock pools while you laze under towering rainforest greenery.

Currumbin RockpoolsGet there: Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
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