Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Currimundi

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Currimundi

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Talking a stroll through Currimundi, is like taking a walk back in time. Breaking the trend, and keeping to its classic ways, Currimundi has retained a natural feel.

Innovative architecture, growing businesses and commercial development is on the rise, but high rises are not.

Currimundi holds the classic 1970's feeling of relaxed beachside bliss with a touch of modern progression.

And that's just the way locals like it. Quiet, family-friendly and a truly relaxing place to call home.

Originally known as 'Girrimundi,' former Queensland Governor, Sir Leslie Wilson, named the region after the aboriginal word meaning a 'place of flying foxes.'

Perhaps Wilson noticed a colony of fruit bats flying over his Currimundi house he had built in 1936.

Or perhaps it referred to flying fox lines put in place during World War II as the northern part of Currimundi beach was gazetted for military defence training in 1939.

Attracting young families, retirees, or simply those who know quality living when they see it, Currimundi locals know how to keep a good thing quiet. With two schools within the district, Currimundi State School and Talara Primary College, the kids will enjoy a morning ride to school.

The Currimundi Markets located on Nicklin Way will cross almost everything off the shopping list with Woolworths and 19 other handy shops. While these necessities are important, it's the natural wonders and beautiful beaches that shape Currimundi into a beautiful seaside suburb.

Currimundi Lake, commonly known as the water course beside Currimundi Beach, provides almost still-water yet tidal swimming that is a safe place for young families to enjoy a day in the sun without tackling the surf. Challenging swim or perhaps surf, Currimundi Beach is an exposed beach break suitable for both the beginners and pro surfer.

The winter months provide the best conditions and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Surfers aren't the only adrenaline junkies attracted to this beach strip. From the sky to the sand, dare devil skydivers frequently land on Currimundi beach after an exhilarating flight. …

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