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Tallebudgera Creek – Paradisiac Gold Coast Getaway

Tallebudgera Creek is a beach paradise, the perfect place to relax and turn off from the world. Now that’s a true holiday!  

This beautiful beach is known for its stunning creek and it was also called “good fish”. 

Tallebudgera Creek is also the perfect family destination, the kids can enjoy a wide variety of activities and the adults can enjoy water sports or just relax and sunbath! 

About Tallebudgera Creek

Tallebudgera Creek

You will find this beauty in South East, Queensland, Australia. The sparkling creek has Burleigh Heads National Park on the one side and Palm Beach on the other side. 

As I mentioned above, Tallebudgera Creek was called “good fish”, why might that be? Yes! Perfect fishing spot – makes sense! 

The area is also perfect for camping, there are plenty of picnic spots. 

When you’ve had enough of the water, you can take a scenic walk and enjoy exploring the lush rainforest to make the most of your vacation! I feel like I am ready there!

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Where is Tallebudgera Creek

Check out google maps bellow to find Tallebudgera Creek. 

Gold Coast Airport (OOL / YBCG), is the closest and major airport to Tallebudgera Creek, only 16km!

Things to do in Tallebudgera Creek

Here are our top fun activities that you will 100% enjoy: 

All Coast Paddle Board Hire

Stand up paddle boarding in Tallebudgera creek, Queensland Australia

Take a free lesson with qualified instructors on stand up paddleboarding. Learn how to do this like a pro!

Or if you already know how to stand up paddleboard, you can hire one and spend your time cruising up and down the river mouth catching waves along the way!


Waves and surfing at Burleigh Heads, QLD

Have you always dreamt of crashing through the waves like a pro? Then surfing is for you! 

Cheyne Horan School of Surf offers surfing lessons – even for those who are complete beginners and never surfed before. They also supply all the equipment

Their lessons are reasonably priced and fun! You will also get a surfing certificate after a few lessons – which you can take home and show off your skills to your friends. 

During your lessons, you will learn about the best surfing techniques which are easy to learn, ocean safety, how to control your board, how to catch waves, taking off, standing and riding the waves. 

So be prepared to learn all about surfing and have lots of fun!

David Fleay Wildlife Park

This park is located in the heart of Burleigh Heights. Here, you can stroll through and enjoy scenic routes and tranquil surroundings.

You can tour through David Fleay Wildlife Park in just one day and you can meet all the wildlife in their natural habitats. 

You have a choice of exploring the park by yourself or you can join the daily wildlife shows. 

Your children will also enjoy the educational shows and you can see a variety of different species here. 

From birds to crocodiles and much more!

Image of a crocodile

Burleigh Head National Park

Burleigh Head National Park

This park is located in the heart of the Gold Coast and it is 90km away from Brisbane. 

Enjoy a walk through the rocky shore and you could be lucky enough to see eagles along the coast and even whales during the spring. 

It is a small park and you can choose between two tracks. However, both tracks provide amazing views, wildlife and enough shade for you to take a break when you’re tired. 

Along your walk, you can encounter koalas, tree snakes, lace monitors, and more. 

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Currumbin Creek

Currumbin Creek

This is a patrolled and a protected haven for people of all ages! All types of water sports can be enjoyed here. From paddleboarding to kayaking and even surfing. 

There are also other things to do and see such as the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and the Mount Cougal National Park.  

Tallebudgera Creek Sharks

Tallebudgera Creek Sharks

Tallebudgera Creek is known to be home to the Bull Shark. Not many have sighted them though.

In 2018, a surfer spotted a bull shark lurking and stalking him. The surfer was out crashing through the waves with his friends when they noticed the shark looming upon them.

Fortunately, there were no attacks and the surfers were back at Tallebudgera Creek! These are dolphins in the picture 🙂 

Tallebudgera Creek Accommodation


Here are some accommodation options for you to choose from:

Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park 

This is a family-friendly paradise! Moreover, it is located in Australia’s favorite swimming spot! 

There is also a variety of accommodation options you can choose from and the best part is they’re all affordable! 

They have cabins, family budget rooms and lodging rooms. 

If you’d prefer to camp, you can choose between powered grass sites, unpowered tent sites and more! 

BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park

This is another popular accommodation option with a variety of options to choose from.

They also have a variety of facilities which you can enjoy with your kids such as an adventure playground, water parks, pools and BBQ sites. 

If you prefer comfort and have your family with, you can choose the four-bedroom family villa. 

They also have cabins which you can book or if you’d prefer to camp, you can choose their powered sites or artificial grass sites.

You can also book a billabong site – which is on the edge of the billabong. It’s a grassy site with ample shade and power outlets. 

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Tallebudgera Creek Restaurants & Cafes

Tallebudgera Creek Restaurants

Make the most of your vacation and enjoy the finest cuisine in Tallebudgera Creek with many different restaurants and cafes to choose from. Here are a few of them:

JFK Woodfire Kitchen & Bar

Enjoy wood-fired pizza here. You can also taste the Italian and Australian dishes that are served here. 

They also cater to special diets too such as gluten-free and vegan diets. 

Jimmy Wah’s

If you’re into Asian food, then this restaurant is for you! You can enjoy Vietnamese cuisine with an Australian touch here! 

They also have a takeaway menu and a bar. 

Plantation House Cafe

Can’t live without a cup of coffee? This cafe serves great coffee!

They’re also open for breakfast, brunch and lunch. You can also enjoy a variety of Australian dishes here. 


Q: Can you swim in Tallebudgera Creek?

A: Yes, of course! Tallebudgera Creek is a popular swimming spot and many swim on both the northern and southern banks of the creek. The southern bank is even patrolled. 

Q: Are there sharks in Tallebudgera Creek?

A: As mentioned above, bull sharks are spotted in the creek along with Bream, whiting and flathead.  

Q: How deep is Tallebudgera Creek?

The depth is not more than 28 feet deep. 

Q: Is Tallebudgera Creek closed?

A: The walking trail through Tallebudgera Creek Conservation Park is currently closed due to a landslide. 

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