Pimpama is a suburb in the northern Gold Coast. It is located on the Pacific Motorway 30 km north of Surfers Paradise. The township of Pimpama is presently the last remaining rural town on the Pacific Motorway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. However with the urban development of the region, Pimpama’s population is set to boom in the next 10 years, almost definitely consuming the township.
Most of the population of Pimpama is located in the Canowindra estate, located to the north of the suburb. This estate, first developed in the 1980s is often referred to as a suburb itself and is part of the green belt between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Hawthorne Woods, a new estate across the motorway from the township also contains a large portion of the population, and is a sign of the development hitting the suburb. Apart from these two estates, the majority of the suburb is rural, with sugar cane farming predominant in areas.
Pimpama is home to a few tourist attractions. The Strawberry Farm is a working farm located in the township. It is home to a variety of animals, as well as a kiosk. The Le Mans complex contains Australia’s only Zorb course, as well as a go-kart track.
Gainsborough Greens, a golf course is also located in the suburb. Another golf course, Pacific Springs was demolished to make way for the Pacific Motorway upgrade in the early 2000s. Remains of the course, as well as the street formally accessing the course still exist, west of the Hotham Creek crossing of the motorway.
Pimpama is home to two state primary schools, Pimpama State School, located near the township; and Ormeau State School, located in Canowindra estate. The suburb is serviced by the QR Citytrain through Ormeau Station, also located in Canowindra.