I have recently moved to Brisbane after seven years in London. I am loving exploring the city, beaches and nearby National Parks.
Published October 29th 2013
Go up the creek with a paddle
Located one and a half hours drive from Brisbane on the Southern end of the Gold Coast, Currumbin is the perfect day trip. It has the same gorgeous sandy beaches and surf as nearby beaches like Surfers Paradise but is much quieter and more relaxed.
Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast, perfect place for a relaxing day trip.
For Surfers there are usually good waves either by the rocks at the surf club or at The Alley, where the Currumbin creek meets the ocean. Further in along The Alley is more sheltered and a popular place for families with children to swim.
The sheltered beach of The Alley is a popular place to swim.
Other fun activities along the creek include kayaking and the very popular stand up paddle boarding. If you don't have your own you can hire both from the Boatshed Bait and Tackle store. Stand up paddle boards are $15 per hour, if you are worried about not knowing how to use them there are beginners lessons every weekday 9:30- 10:30am. Kayaks are $15 per hour for singles and $20 for doubles. We hired singles for one and a half hours, being beginners it was enough time for us to explore the creek a little and not get too exhausted. It's enough time to get to the beach of The Alley for a mid paddle swim and paddle back. Those with more experience (and a little fitter) could easily go further up the creek for a longer trip.
The Boatshed Bait and Tackle hires kayaks and stand up paddle boards.
A kayak is a fun way to explore the creek.
Kayaking on Currumbin is a wonderful and relaxing way to start the weekend, it's also a cheap and fun way to improve your fitness. When you are finished, the Currumbin Surf Club is only a few minutes drive away for a drink and delicious lunch with one of the best views on the coast.
Finish the day with a meal and drink at the Currumbin Surf Club