Cruise the lake and live laid-back lifestyle
TAKING a stroll through Currimundi is like taking a walk back in time.
Breaking the trend, and retaining many of its original ways, Currimundi is reminiscent of a bygone era.
Innovative architecture, growing businesses and commercial development is on the rise, but fortunately for many, high rises are not.
Currimundi holds the classic 1970’s feeling of relaxed beachside bliss with a touch of modern progression. And that’s just the way locals like it. Quiet, family-friendly and a truly relaxing place to call home.
Originally known as Girrimundi, former Queensland Governor, Sir Leslie Wilson, named the region after the aboriginal word meaning a ‘place of flying foxes.’
Perhaps Wilson noticed a colony of fruit bats flying over his Currimundi house he had built in 1936.
Or maybe it refers to flying fox lines that were put in place during World War II as the northern part of Currimundi beach was gazetted for military defence training in 1939.
Attracting young families, retirees, and quite simply those who know quality living when they see it, Currimundi locals know how to keep a good thing quiet.
With two schools within the district, Currimundi State School and Talara Primary College, the kids will enjoy a morning bike ride to school.
The shopping mall of Currimundi Markets will cross almost everything off the shopping list with Woolworths as well as 19 other speciality shops.
While these necessities are important, it’s the natural wonders and beautiful beaches that shape Currimundi into the beautiful seaside suburb it is.
Currimundi Lake provides almost still-water yet tidal swimming that is a safe place for young families.
For an exhilarating swim or surf, Currimundi Beach is an exposed beach break suitable for both beginners and the experienced.
The winter months provide the best conditions and the ideal swell direction is from the south-east.
Surfers aren’t the only adrenaline junkies attracted to this beach strip. From the sky to the sand, dare devil skydivers often land on Currimundi beach.
Not only suited for the family, the stretch of beach is also pet friendly, the kilometre stretch between beach entries 60 and 62 is off-leash for pets.
Importantly, there’s also plenty of open space to dig, swim or to throw a frisbee.
For a more relaxed outing, swap the frisbee for a knife and fork and check out the cafe strip. Enjoyed for ice creams, tasty burgers and famous all day breakfasts, you’re sure to find something tempting on the menu.
With the opening of the nearby Sunshine Coast University Hospital, and the high demand in residential apartments, real estate has seen a boom within the surrounding areas, Currimundi included.
Boasting a coastal feel and a horizon that shines bright, Currimundi remains a classic beachside community, that has it all plus more.
The Currimundi Lake area.