Starting from the car park on Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley, this return walk takes you to the historical sawmill located along Currumbin Creek via a singular bitumen track, potentially visiting some lovely rock pools along the way. A peaceful stroll of a walk takes you to the old sawmill at the end, and the informative signposts along the track tells you all about the history of the area. In fact, this place used to be a banana plantation back in the day. The paved and undemanding footpath lets you focus on the scenery and nature around you. You can rock hop/scramble a little bit to get to the rock pools along Currumbin Creek. The track is quite popular so avoid peak times to have a more secluded experience. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn right onto Stewart Road and drive for another 900 m
Keep left onto Stewart Road and drive for another 7.7 km
Turn slight right onto Currumbin Creek Road and drive for another 10.3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Currumbin Creek Road, head towards the green “Warning” sign next to the big log along the car park. Pass through the gap between them and head along the bitumen track as it veers left. Follow the said track as it hugs the creek to the right and continue along the Currumbin Creek Sawmill Track.....
Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 20 m back from the start).
Find the car park at the start.
Find the picnic table at the start.
Find the sign at the start.
After another 100 m pass a seat (8 m on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 330 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your right).
After another 250 m cross the ford.
Continue another 70 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 790 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Currumbin Creek Sawmill
30 min to 45 min
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)