When walking I like to think
that I am seeing
the location for the first time....it’s not always easy
depending on your mood. But most of the time the sheer essence of the
location is enough. I started my walk at Throwers Bridge, (which has
its own history). You have to start at the bridge to really get the feel
of the locality....before you get to Currumbin Beach.
Early morning on Currumbin Creek
Sunday morning …and it’s beautiful along the creek, the area can get
quite busy on the weekend depending on a number of factors. If the fish
are biting, the park will be littered with trailers and 4WD’s hoping for
a great day fishing at Palm Beach Reef. During the weekends the creek
can be alive with lots of activities, picnickers enjoying the lush green
grass and shade at Winders Park.
Following the pathway along Currumbin Creek heading east towards
Currumbin Alley you will come across a number of timber piers with an
assortment of pelicans perched on top constructed from a variety of
metal components. These beautiful art pieces were displayed at Swell
Sculptural Festival, this event is featured on Currumbin beachfront
every year. So put these dates in your calendar and come along!
Continue walking along Currumbin Creek until the end of the Park, and
then it’s onto the concrete pathway ( Duringan St) and under Currumbin
Now you will start to climb
Currumbin hill, so if it’s a hot day there is no hurry, hope you
remembered your hat and bottle of water …..just to keep you fresh in
anticipation for a spot of
breakfast or a coffee at one of the
many cafes &
slideshow of the
walking track.. starting at Thrower Bridge and finishing at Currumbin
Beach, visual guide of the route you will take.
There are many shade trees at this stage of the
walk and openings in the tree line where you will want to stop and soak
in the view. Surfers Paradise in the distance with its towering high
rises makes for a great
Once you have reached the top
of the hill, it’s all down hill to Currumbin Alley!
Now you are at Currumbin
Alley, explore this unique location with it unusual rock formation and
changing moods. The water can be glassy and serene or foaming with
anger, It can be what you want it to be, a world class surfing location,
a photographers paradise, or for you walkers a location to be soaked up
and spoken about…
There are a couple of
lookouts worth climbing, so at this point you can refresh yourself at
one of the many Cafés and then start doing some climbing to work off
that breakfast or lunch it’s up to you.
Currumbin Hill Lookout
At the beginning of the
Currumbin Beach walk, look to your right and you will see a picnic area,
behind the BBQ area is a set of steps, (around 130 to be precise) cross
the road (Pacific Parade) and start climbing take your time we’re not
trying to win a race.
View a short video of what you will see from
Currumbin Hill Lookout
After you have got your breath back lets cross the road (Pacific
Parade) to the beach and enjoy the sand between our toes, head straight
down the beach toward to ‘Currumbin Vikings Surf Club’ walk across the carpark and you will see a set of stairs behind the Surf Club
Just a short
climb and you will see it all!
Check out the short
video of the location. After you have immersed yourself in the view why
not go down the steps to the Surf Club and have some refreshments on
their beautiful deck.
There a very few
places in this world where you can enjoy refreshments and take in the
awesome power of the Pacific Ocean.
Still want to keep
going? Well you can continue along the beach and head for Coolangatta!
Or follow the main road around to
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and spend
the rest of the day there.