Currimundi was named by Sir Leslie Wilson, using the local Aboriginal name for the area, 'Garrimundi or Girrimundi', meaning 'Place of the flying foxes'. Whether you love boating, swimming, surfing or just walking along the beach, you'll always be entertained in the Currimundi area. This older suburb is known for its patrolled beach and lake, as well as the Currimundi Outdoor Recreation Centre located on 21.85ha of foreshore land.
Median Age: 41
% of Owners: 68.1%
% of Renters: 28.4%
Distance to Brisbane: 94.5km
Best Feature: Currimundi Lake, Currimundi Market Place
Once a popular holiday spot, in recent years Currimundi has attracted investors and renovators, taking advantage of properties in the prime residential beachside area. Renovators have been very active in the area and many older style houses from the 1960's, '70s and '80s have been given a new lease on life.
Currimundi is also a very popular destination for visiting families and sunshine coast residents, a popular destination to bring the kids and great dog friendly beach, similar to Dicky Beach. Currimundi school often brings groups of kids down for the afternoon during school hours at different times of the year and many surf lfe saving nippers will be taken down to Currimundi beach.