Tugun, Currumbin and Palm Beach; A Weekend Break on the Gold Coast

It’s not quite summer here yet in Australia but where I live, which is Brisbane in case you didn’t know, it might as well be. Temperatures recently have been hovering at around 28°C, the skies are blue and the best place to be at the weekend is the beach.

Brisbane doesn’t do beaches very well, so we like to drive an hour and a bit either north or south to the Sunshine Coast of the Gold Coast. This weekend just gone, we went away on our third ninja break, staying for one night in an Airbnb house in a suburb called Tugun.

It was a three-bedroom house, cost $224 for the night, had a balcony and it was just seven minutes walk from the beach…

tugun-beach

tugun-beach

tugun-beach

tugun-beach

tugun-beach

tugun-beach

tugun-beachThe kids always enjoy a bit of beach time, under the watchful eye of Surf Life Saving, of course…

Surf Life Saving

Surf Life SavingI can’t really tell you much about Tugun or the neighbouring suburbs of Currumbin or Palm Beach, simply because we pretty much spent all of our time on the beach.

Tugun has Coolangatta to the south…

coolangattaAnd Surfers Paradise to the north…

surfers paradise

surfers paradiseBut is definitely quieter than both of those suburbs on the Gold Coast.

Palm Beach Parklands

We have our own South Bank Parklands in Brisbane, Palm Beach has one of their own as well…

palm beach parklands

palm beach parklands

palm beach parklands

palm beach parklandsPaddle boarding

Well, we didn’t spend all our time on the beach, some of it passed by messing around on the river. To be more precise, the girls had a 1 hour paddle boarding session on Currumbin Creek for a bargain $10.

This really is what these short breaks are all about…

paddle-boarding

paddle-boarding

paddle-boardingAs our three young girls tucked into hot chips after splashing around on the creek, a softserve ice cream van pulled up behind us.

ice-creamMrs Bob asked him how long he intended to stay as the girls were ploughing through their chips as quickly as possible and wanted to finish them before he disappeared. He said “I will stay here for as long as you want me to.

And he did, so hats off to him. Chips devoured, our girls went to get their treats…

ice-creamWhen nightfall came though, it was time for a bit of microbrewery fun. On the Saturday we visited Balter, a brewery jointly owned by Mick Fanning, the Australian surfer who fought off a shark attack live on TV.

balter

balterThen on the Sunday evening before returning back to Brisbane we popped into the Burleigh Brewery Co. for a small glass of their wonderful 28 Pale Ale.

burleigh brewery co

burleigh brewery co

burleigh brewery coIt was fun all round, everyone had a great time. We are already planning our next ninja break.

Surf Life Saving

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