Cruise the lake and live laid-back life­style

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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.

Cur­rimundi Lake.

The Cur­rimundi Lake area.

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