Tugun & Bilinga

Far from the hectic pace of Surfers Paradise, Tugun is a small beachside suburb of the Gold Coast covering a diminutive 2 square kilometres. Tucked away from mainstream traffic, it boasts some of the best surf along the corridor. Residents fondly call Tugun ‘Tugz’ and it is widely considered a ‘locals’ beach.

A relatively affordable coastal address which represents great value for money, its name is believed to be derived from an Indigenous word meaning ‘breaking waves’. It’s situated at the junction of the Pacific and Gold Coast highways, 7km north-west of Coolangatta. The completion of the Tugun Bypass in June 2008 markedly improved the once traffic congested junction.

A holiday favourite and a wonderfully relaxing place to live, Tugun has plenty to offer. Enjoy a leisurely stroll north along Tugun beach to Flat Rock where you can watch the windsurfers in action or the surf roll in at the mouth of Currumbin Creek. Families can enjoy the calm creek waters and surrounding nature reserve or visit the famous Currumbin Bird Sanctuary. A number of restaurants can be found along the Pacific Highway and Golden Four Drive, serving fresh tasty fare at reasonable prices.
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