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Coombabah QLD


Postcode: 4216

Coombabah is a northern suburb of Gold Coast. Surrounding Coombabah is Paradise Point and Hope Island to the north, Arundel to the south, Runaway Bay and Biggera Waters to the east and Helensvale to the west.

The minor arterial road servicing Coombabah is Oxley Drive.

In terms of real estate, Coombabah is not as highly strung as it’s neighbouring suburbs, because of the sewage treatment plant which is located within.

The word Coombabah is an English corruption of the Aboriginal word, and can have three alternate translations. The first, ‘Koomboobah’, means ‘place of the cobra worms’. The second, ‘Koombabah’ means ‘place of the turtles and the third, Coombabah is an aboriginal word meaning ‘home of the turtles’, or a pocket of land.

Ugly Dave Gray is a current famous resident.