Currimundi is located on the northern boundary of the Caloundra area of the Sunshine Coast. It was named by Sir Leslie Wilson, using the local aboriginal name for the area, Garrimundi or Girrimundi, meaning 'Place of flying foxes'.
Winner of "Queensland's Cleanest Beach" award in 2004, Currimundi is certainly a gem in the crown of glorious beach areas in the Sunshine Coast region. Doubly blessed with a natural lake connected to a long and unspoilt stretch of beautiful surf beach, it is the place to relax for a few hours or stay a little longer.
Kids and adults alike love the lake's large expanse of water for swimming and frolicking on the sandy shores. The lake and beachfront have extensive parks and walkways for the public to enjoy before or after a swim in the surf or the calm waters of the lake. The lake is perfect for canoeing, kayaking and just paddling about. Try fishing from the shore or in a small motorised boat.
On the northern shore of Lake Currimundi is an area protected from development that showcases the natural beauty of the area. The Currimundi Lake Conservation Park is an unspoilt area of coastline and wallum heath. Check out the native wildflowers in early Spring. Enjoy picnicking, birdwatching and studying nature, taking long bushwalks and admiring the views from the lookout. People in wheelchairs can use the first 130 metres of the walking track to the lake lookout....
The Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre is a secluded getaway behind Currimundi Beach, near the mouth of Currimundi Lake and is the perfect place for a getaway with family and friends.
Their self-contained one and two bedroom units sleep up to six guests and include television, bar fridge, microwave, kettle and air conditioning. Linen is available on request (charges apply).
The Centre is perfectly located for day trips to Noosa, Australia Zoo and the Glass House Mountains. A walking trail through the coastal wetlands area leading up to Currimundi Lake is accessible from the Centre.
There are lots of fun things to keep the kids entertained during your stay. They have Casual Climbing at the Rock Face, a 10 metre high indoor rock wall open on Saturdays and over the school holidays, as well as lots of fun school holiday activities at their Coast Club program. They also have sporting equipment available if you want to shoot hoops or have a hit on the tennis courts....