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Currumbin Rock Pools

A favoured secret of locals looking for a way to cool off, the Currumbin Rock Pools offer swimming and picnic facilities in Currumbin Valley.

Highlights

Great family alternative to the beach
Swimming in natural waters
Scenic drive on the way in
Picnic and toilet facilities available
Great day trip
Popular during summer

What you need to know

A favoured secret of locals looking for a way to cool off on the Gold Coast, the Currumbin Rock Pools offer quality natural swimming as well as picnic facilities in Currumbin Valley. Situated roughly a 25 minute drive inland from the Gold Coast Highway at Palm Beach, the rock pools can be reached via a scenic road that winds its way past farmland and through shady forested delves. The Currumbin Rock Pools are fairly easy to miss if you're not careful - keep an eye out for a small general store and adjacent parking area (there are almost always cars here to spot) and you'll know you have arrived. Just down a small series of steps is a comfortable, grassy area that sits alongside a creek that runs into a single main "pool" which can be used for swimming.

Children can often be seen diving off the side of the rocks into the pool below - a fun but risky activity - while the calmer among us can spread out a picnic blanket and take advantage of the shaded areas and picnic tables. There are also toilet facilities here, and any small items can be purchased from the store / cafe across the road; however it's often best to pack your own lunch to eat or cook. A great spot for swimming that serves as a nice alternative to the beach, it can get busy during holiday seasons but is seldom overcrowded.

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NOTE

  • Located roughly 25 minutes drive from the Gold Coast Highway at Palm Beach
  • Picnic and toilet facilities available
  • Nice scenic drive on the way in
  • Small general store across the road
  • Grass area for picnics