Tallebudgera Creek

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Burleigh Heads and Tallebudgera Creek 2.JPG
Tallebudgera Creek close to the mouth and Burleigh Heads National Park
Country Australia
State Queensland
Region South East Queensland
Mouth Burleigh Head
 - location Palm Beach

Tallebudgera Creek is a large creek on the Gold Coast which runs from the Springbrook Plateau in the west through Tallebudgera Valley to the southern slopes of Burleigh Mountain at Burleigh Heads and the Pacific Ocean in the east. Its water catchment is narrow at about 30 kilometres (19 mi) in length.

Tallebudgera Creek is known for good fishing, and its name even translates in indigenous language to "good fishing".[1] Bream, flathead, whiting and the bull shark are common species that are found in the creek.

As well as the main creek there is an extensive canal system, whose shores boast some of the Gold Coast's best housing.[citation needed] It is one of the Gold Coast's three main canal and creek systems, alongside the slightly smaller Currumbin Creek to the south and the much larger Nerang River to the north.


The construction of the bridge in 1926.

The first bridge across the creek was opened in 1926.[2] The road was then known as Main Ocean Road, later to be upgraded to the Pacific Highway.

The Tallebudgera Creek Dam was constructed on the creek in the 1950s.

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  1. ^ "Tallebudgera Creek". Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  2. ^ Longhurst, Robert (1995). Gold Coast:Our heritage in focus. South Brisbane, Queensland: State Library of Queensland. p. 29. ISBN 0-7242-6563-5. 

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Coordinates: 28°06′S 153°28′E / 28.100°S 153.467°E / -28.100; 153.467