Currumbin Valley Car Rentals – Andy’s Auto Rentals at Currumbin Valley offers a large and modern fleet of Cars, Buses, People Movers, Trucks, Vans, 4WD’s, and Utes for hire in the Currumbin Valley area
A region steeped in history, beauty and mystique
Explore the green soul of the Gold Coast, Currumbin Valley, and discover the pure serenity of nature in an ancient land.
The Southern Gold Coast is defined by the NSW/Qld border. The border runs north from Point Danger and then west along the upper slopes of Currumbin Valley and Tomewin Mountain. This spectacular high country is known as the McPherson Ranges, which run off to the east, to the Pacific Ocean via Mt Woodgee, Tugun Hill and Currumbin Hill at the Alley (mouth of Currumbin Creek.)
This means that the Southern Gold Coast’s hinterland starts just 2kms from the coast. There is nowhere else on the Gold Coast that you can be in the hinterland within a 5min drive. This stunning hinterland is accessed via Currumbin Creek Rd, but 3 minutes off the MI, via Stewarts Road, below Mt Woodgee.
Currumbin Valley is a unique part of Australia’s Green Cauldron, being the first valley to the north of the escarpment of the cauldron (the temple of which is Wollumbin Mount Warning) in the Murwillumbah region, to the south. Australia’s Green Cauldron is celebrated by the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, just off the surf beach, at Currumbin.
Currumbin Creek Road extends 20 kilometres west to the Mt Cougal Section of the Springbrook National Park, where it terminates, with a World-Heritage-Listed rainforest walk, the Cougal Cascades (waterfalls) and abundant, native flora and fauna. This pristine rainforest is part of the eastern section of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.
About 6 kilometres along Currumbin Creek Road, there is a left turn in to Tomewin Mountain Rd which climbs to Tomewin Mountain (457 metres) over 14 kilometres, offering spectacular views into the Currumbin Valley, north but 1.5 kilometres to the towering escarpments of Mount Tallebudgera (Mt Durran), and west across the expanse of World Heritage Listed Rainforest to the mountains of the Cougals and Springbrook .
Tomewin was named after Sir Thomas Tom Ewing (1856-1920), who was the chief surveyor of the Qld/NSW border in the late 1890s.
When you drive down Currumbin Creek Rd, after passing Connection Rd ( which connects with Tallebudgera Valley) you will be driving the route used by the early European settlers to traverse over the McPherson Ranges and down into Murwillumbah (NSW), which offered the only regional rail line in the years before rail came to Coolangatta in the 1920s. This was the route run by the Cobb and Co coaches of yesteryear.
The early settlers were Red Cedar timber getters, dairy farmers and banana farmers, with the first commercial growing of bananas in Australia occurring in the Valley, in the early 1900s, assisted by Pacific-Islander indentured labour (referred to as ‘Kanakers’). There are still a number of third, fourth & fifth generation families occupying wonderful sections of farming land in this magnificent region.
This ancient and timeless land was home to the Kombumerri people of indigenous Australians, who walked it, and lived from its plenty for over 60,000 years.
What you can do there
Please refer to the Currumbin Valley Drive listed in the brochure Southern Gold Coast Drives.
Our explanation of “things to do” follows that route.
Remember there are places to stay and these are highly recommended, if you want a “get-away-from-it-all” experience, just 20 minutes from the best surf beaches in Australia!
Andy’s Car Hire also services the surrounding suburbs of Currumbin Waters, Currumbin Valley, Currumbin, Coolangatta, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Robina, Tugun, Bilinga, Kirra, Miami, Burleigh Heads and Rainbow Bay. If you need a lift for your car hire in Currumbin Valley, Andy’s Auto Rental will deliver your hire car to you – it’s that easy!