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Currumbin Rock Pools

Gold Coast

Currumbin Valley


Distance (kms):

0.1 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

8 m

Max. elevation (m):

81 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 2)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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A short stroll beside the Currumbin Rockpools and swimming hole, with a park and picnic area.

This heavily trafficked short walk starts from the car park on Currumbin Creek Road.

The walk is very short, along the banks of Currumbin Creek, with a popular swimming hole and cascading rock pools surrounded by lovely trees.

The swimming hole has a tree rope swing and a cliff that is often jumped from. As always, practice common sense when swimming in natural waterholes, checking depth and that the water is clear before diving.

The picnic area has a few covered tables, toilets and plenty of grass to spread out.

Downstream, the creek becomes shallow on a rock bed with overhanging trees. This is a good spot for spotting birds, such as kingfishers.

Track: There is a concrete path along the roadside and past the main picnic tables. The walk along the bank of the creek has no designated path.

Difficulty: The walk is suitable for all fitness levels.

Direction: The walk is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came.

getting there

The walk starts from the car park on both sides of Currumbin Creek Road in Currumbin Valley, 1.25 hours drive south of Brisbane.

The limited parking gets extremely busy during warmer months and on weekends.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round, however care should be taken if visiting after recent rain as the creek can become flooded and dangerous.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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