Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane.
Published March 14th 2020
Superb rainforest swimming in the Gold Coast Hinterland
Currumbin Rock Pools in the Currumbin Valley offer excellent swimming to those fortunate enough to find them. Although less than a drive from Currumbin Beach, these rock pools in the Gold Coast Hinterland feel like they are a world away.
The rock pools are characterised by small cascades on the upper reach, with the water flowing into a large pool just beneath them. Here it sits for a while before rushing down the little rapids at the other end of the park.
This large pool has a shallow beach on one side, but is quite deep in the middle and towards the cliffs
These include a number of picnic areas and gas BBQs. There is also a little walk along the creek with trees to climb and a rope swing hanging over the pool from one of them. Dogs are welcome but must remain on the leash at all times.
Someone thoughtfully installed this rope swing over a deep section of the pool
If you don't feel like bringing a picnic or meat to BBQ, there is a coffee shop directly across the road from the Currumbin Rock Pools carpark area. Beneath the car park and swimming hole is a large grassy parkland with additional picnic shelters.
Om Cafe and Convenience Store opposite Currumbin Rock Pools