Holiday Homes in Currimundi
Place of flying foxes
Currimundi is located on the northern border of the Caloundra area of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, a state in north east Australia. The coastal town is located approximately five km north of Caloundra and was named by Sir Leslie Wilson, incorporating 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 Beach is one of the beautiful beaches in the Sunshine Coast region. Not only does the beach have a long and unspoilt stretch of sand and surf but a natural lake is connected also, making it the perfect location to go swimming.
Currimundi Beach is patrolled at various times of the year by council lifeguards including weekends from September to April, and every day during the September, Easter and Christmas school holidays. Currimundi Beach is also popular for experienced swimmers and surfers. A good bank can be generally found near the lake mouth. Currimundi Beach is a popular drop site for tandem skydivers and also for kite flying. Change from your swimming gear at your holiday home and watch your childrens’ kites soar high up in the sky!
Currimundi Lake is also an ideal spot to take the kids to go swimming. The expansive lake and sandy shores are great for protected swimming and for playing in the sand. The lake offers other water activities including canoeing, kayaking and just paddling about. For the keen fishermen, the lake is a great place for fishing. Different fish of the river and ocean variety can be caught all year round. During the peak holiday periods, it is best to fish during the morning or evening to avoid the crowds. Fish from the shore or in a small motorised boat and take your freshly caught produce to the barbecue at your self-serviced apartment to cook up a delicious dinner.
Admire the parklands
The lake and beachfront have vast parks and walkways for holiday makers to enjoy before or after a swim in the surf or the calm waters of the lake. On the northern area of Lake Currimundi is a conservation area that showcases the natural beauty of the area. The Currimundi Lake Conservation Park is an unspoilt area of coastline with native wildflowers blooming in early spring. Take the family picnicking, birdwatching and studying nature, taking long bushwalks and taking in the lovely views from the lookout. Wheelchair accessibility is available for the first 130 metres of the walking track to the lake lookout.
If you don’t fancy cooking at your holiday apartment, Currimundi has two restaurants in town. The Currimundi Hotel bistro offers quality meals at reasonable prices. The place even has a children’s play area that the kids can play in whilst waiting for the food to arrive. A gourmet wood fire pizza place is another dining option and is located next to the Currimundi Hotel and is popular with both locals and holiday makers.
Warm temperate weather is experienced at Currimundi all year round, similar to the rest of the Sunshine Coast. Summers can be hot and humid, hovering above 30 degrees Celsius and bringing cooling showers during the evening. Winters are more comfortable with temperature reaching 20 – 25 celsius during the day and a little cooler during the evening. The months from July to November are the best months to holiday at Currimundi.
Getting there from the UK
Currimundi is easily reached from the UK by flying into Sunshine Coast Airport at Maroochydore and then it is a 30 minute drive to the coastal town. Alternatively, you can also fly into Brisbane International Airport and take an airport transfer that takes approximately an hour and a half to Currimundi. For a family holiday, Currimundi is the ultimate beach location for you and your family to rent family accommodation and to relax and take in the beautiful sunshine.