Currimundi Lake

Natural Environment

Currimundi Lake is home to beautiful ecosystems that once covered much of coastal and southern Queensland but are now rare and vulnerable.  This rich coastal heathland is an oasis for birds and insects seeking food and shelter.  The area is a favourite for bird watchers and you will likely see the graceful brahminy kite plus a variety of waders, wrens and honey eaters.  Click here to view a council brochure on the natural ecosystems of Currimundi lake.  Click here for a bird watchers guide to the Currimundi lake area.


The name “Currimundi” is derived from the aboriginal word “Girraman-dha” meaning place of Flying Foxes.  It is a popular family destination with clean sand and shallow water for children to play in.  There is much support from the community to protect, preserve and enhance this beautiful natural environment, with two community groups working to care for the ecosystem.

Care Groups

Two groups are active in preserving the natural environment of Currimundi lake.  To get involved or make a donation, checkout their websites below.

Friends of Currimndi Lake
Currimundi Catchment Care Group

Getting There

Currimundi lake can be accessed from the north or South via Nicklin Way.  Drive down to the parking area and beach access at Westaway parade.  Sunshine Coast Kayak and SUP hire  is found at Kitethrills, Shop 2 Westaway Parade, next to Cocos Cafe.