Suburb Profile: Currumbin Valley – Tallebudgera

Location and boundaries

Currumbin Valley – Tallebudgera is bounded by the locality of Reedy Creek, Old Coach Road, the locality of Burleigh Heads and the Pacific Motorway in the north, Tallebudgera Creek, Guineas Creek Road, the locality of Elanora, Marsh Place and Piggabeen Road in the east, the New South Wales border in the south, and the localities of Springbrook, Austinville and Bonogin in the west.

Name origin

Currumbin Valley is named from an Aboriginal word meaning “high up” or “place where high trees grow” or “kangaroo”. Tallebudgera is thought to be named from an Aboriginal word meaning “rotten or soft tree” or “good fish”.



Land area

11,470 hectares (115 Km2)

Population density

0.59 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1840s, with land used mainly for timber-getting and grazing. Population was minimal until the 1870s and 1880s, when many banana plantations, sugar crops and dairy farms were established. Some growth took place during the early 1900s, following the construction of the railway line. Significant development occurred from the 1970s. Rapid growth took place during the 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area. Growth slowed between 2001 and 2011 as fewer new dwellings were added.

Land use

Currumbin Valley – Tallebudgera is a rural-residential area with substantial rural areas.

Major features

Major features of the area 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.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the localities of Currumbin Valley, Tallebudgera and Tallebudgera Valley.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14