22 December 2017   

5 min read
Pine Lake is the located in the best of both worlds, between the coast and the hinterland with plenty to see and do. Below is 5 outings within 5 km, did your favourite make the list?

1. Dine at the Boatshed on the waters of Currumbin Creek.

This magical spot is hidden away from the busy beachside café’s on the sparkling waters of Currumbin Creek. We recommend the Prawn Fettuccine for lunch with a crisp white wine or bring the family to share Tapas at dinner. 
Learn More on their website: http://www.theboatshedcurrumbin.com/

2. Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

If you haven’t visited Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary you could be considered Un-Australian! We are joking of course, but it’s a must for any local. It’s a great day out for young and old alike with feeding times, live shows and interactive exhibits daily. Our favourite furry character is the Quokka, whose little smile is a delight.
Carers/Card can gain free entry and 50% off for the person with a disability.  Pensioner discounts are available, check their website below. 

Learn more on their website: https://currumbinsanctuary.com.au/  

3. Play a round of golf at Tellabudgera Park Golf Course

This course is known for it’s picturesque surrounds, lovely owners and koalas! Schedule your game early in the morning when the wildlife is active, or in the afternoon when it’s cooler with Happy Hour waiting at the Clubhouse (last tee is at 4.30pm in Summer)

Learn more on their website: https://www.tallebudgeragolfcourse.com.au/

4. Go fishing at Currumbin Creek

It’s funny how many retirees say they’ve never been busier, so it’s nice to take time out and catch your own dinner. Fishing is a popular past time for locals. If you’re not dropping a line at the beach, you should try one of the 3 dedicated jetties along Currumbin Creek (marked below). There is a parking area and each jetty is covered, providing much needed shade. Arrive at the peak of high tide, just as it starts to turn. Ask your bait shop for any tips as they know what’s on the bite. To find the jetties, turn into Lions Park off Thrower Drive. Drive through the park to find the water with the jetties on your right.
Learn more about the jetties and catch tips here:
http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/currumbin-fishing-platform-map-4279.html

 Jetty Locations for Fishing near Pine Lake Retirement Village 

 

5. Volunteer at the Beaches to Bushland Landcare Program

With a full calendar of Bushcare and Landcare Events, you can join-in for two hours of tree planting, weed control, seed collection or native plant propagation. Each group’s leader is experienced and knowledgeable and will have you helping in no time! It’s a very social group while making a difference for our community and the environment, so don’t be afraid to reach out to them and join in as they would love your help.
Learn more on the Gold Coast Councils’ website: http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/community/beaches-to-bushland-volunteer-restoration-program-14463.html