Currumbin Valley, Queensland

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Currumbin Valley
Gold Coast CityQueensland
Currumbin Valley is located in Queensland
Currumbin Valley
Currumbin Valley
Coordinates 28°10′12″S 153°26′3″E / 28.17000°S 153.43417°E / -28.17000; 153.43417Coordinates: 28°10′12″S 153°26′3″E / 28.17000°S 153.43417°E / -28.17000; 153.43417
Population 1,711 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4223
LGA(s) Gold Coast City
State electorate(s) Currumbin
Federal Division(s) McPherson
Suburbs around Currumbin Valley:
Tallebudgera Valley Tallebudgera Valley
Tallebudgera
Elanora
Tallebudgera Valley Currumbin Valley Currumbin Waters
Dungay Piggabeen
Glengarrie
Tomewin
Cobaki Lakes

Currumbin Valley is a suburb in the Gold Coast hinterland of South East Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 1,711.[1]

Geography[edit]

The valley is relatively small in size being approximately twenty-four kilometers long and around four kilometers wide.[3] Furthermore, Currumbin Valley provides both rural and residential land but is predominantly rural.[4] Currumbin Valley is a unique part of Australia’s Green Cauldron, being the first valley to the north of the escarpment of the cauldron (the temple of which is Mount Warning) in the Murwillumbah region, to the south.[5]

The main road through Currumbin Valley – Currumbin Creek Road extends 20 kilometres west to the Mt Cougal Section of the Springbrook National Park, where it terminates, with a World-Heritage-Listed rainforest walk, the Cougal Cascades (waterfalls) and abundant, native flora and fauna.[6] This pristine rainforest is part of the eastern section of the Gondwana Rainforest's of Australia.[6]

History[edit]

The Currumbin Valley was predominantly used for timber getting and grazing – the settlement date of this area dates from the 1840s.[7] In the 1870s and 1880s many banana plantations, sugar crops and dairy farms were established.[7] This therefore enabled the minimal population to grow.[7] Again some growth took place during the early 1900s, following the construction of the railway line.[7] Significant development occurred from the 1970s.[7] However, significant growth took place during the 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.[7] Growth slowed between 2001 and 2011 as fewer new dwellings were added.[7]

Attractions[edit]

There are now numerous attractions in the Currumbin Valley region – some of which include: Springbrook National Park, Nicoll Scrub National Park, Currumbin Valley Rock Pools, Burleigh Palms Golf Course, Meadow Park Golf Course, Tallebudgera Golf Course, Burleigh West Golf Driving Range, Coplick Family Sports Park, George Dacca Bramley Park, Robinson Park, Schuster Park, Gold Coast Archery Club, Camp Eden Health Retreat, Coolangatta Special School Farm and several schools.[8]

The Currumbin Valley Rock Pool are located 12 km inland from Currumbin beach.[9] The natural rock pools attract many people and are a fantastic place for family to come and visit.[10] Springbrook also offers a number of walking trails around the beautiful rainforest. Information about the walking trails around the Springbrook National Park can be found at the Rangers offices in Natural Bridge or Springbrook.[11] Nicoll Scrub National Park is a protected area in Queensland, 88 km southeast of Brisbane. It adjoins the Currumbin Valley Reserve and protects remnant rainforest vegetation.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Currumbin Valley (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Big Volcano. "Northern Rivers, Gold Coast Hinterland and Scenic Rim". Volcano Villages. Tourism Marketing & Media. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Whereis. "Map of Currumbin Valley, QLD 4223". Sensis Pty Ltd. White Pages. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Tallebudgera and Currumbin Valleys. "Currumbin Valley". Gold Coast City Council. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  5. ^ New South Wales Government. "Wollumbin National Park". Office of Environment and Heritage. New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife service. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Southern Gold Coast. "Discover Currumbin Valley". Gold Coast City Council. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g The City of Gold Coast. "Profile Areas: Currumbin Valley - Tallebudgera". Community Profiles. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  8. ^ GoldCoast.com.au. "Currumbin Valley". GoldCoast.com.au. News Limited. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  9. ^ McMahon, Alle. "Currumbin Valley Rock Pools". Weekend notes. On Topic Media PTY LTD. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Lidster, Deb. "currumbin rock pools currumbin valley". Must do in Brisbane.com. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Australian Explorer Pty Ltd. "Springbrook National Park". Australian Explorer Pty Ltd Since. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  12. ^ TouristLink.com. "Nicoll Scrub National Park". Retrieved 15 June 2014.