Currumbin is a suburb in the Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia.
The Currumbin area is one of a particular character. Stretching from Currumbin Creek in the north to Wyberba Street in the south the area is easily identified because of its headlands that project into the beach. The Pacific Highway skirts to the rear of Currumbin creating something of a quaint backwater. Even the more usual commercial development of the Gold Coast Highway is absent as the Gold Coast Highway winds over the headland and past the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
At the beach front, Elephant Rock and Currumbin Rock enclose a discrete surf beach. Currumbin Alley is a popular surfing site formed on the bar of Currumbin Creek, particularly for longboards. Some properties to the south are only separated from the beach by an undeveloped public road reserve and the elevated land provides opportunities for views unusual at the coast. Many of the houses at Currumbin date from the period of its earliest subdivision and the area contains a substantial grouping of ‘fibro’ beach houses.
Since then later development has occurred including some high rise backing onto the hillside at Pacific Parade. Generally the area contains more natural vegetation than other areas of the coast due in part to the difficulty of building on the steep hillsides and in part to the presence of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – a long standing icon and landmark at the Gold Coast. The Sanctuary comprises a substantial area of land on both sides of the highway adjacent to Flat Rock Creek.
Currumbin Valley is located to the west of Currumbin. Of late, developments in the area have started to destroy the natural rainforests and wildlife.