A century ago, Tallebudgera Valley was almost entirely given over to farming. Situated at the edge of the McPherson Ranges, Tallebudgera Valley is characterised by rolling hills and lush valleys. Known for its fertile soils and reliable rainfall, for many years the area was much prized by timber cutters, banana growers and dairy farmers. Farming continues in Tallebudgera Valley though the area has, of course, changed greatly in the last 100 years. Increasingly, those who make their way to Tallebudgera Valley are not farmers, but people who simply want to enjoy its beauty. While close to the all the services and amenities of the Gold Coast, when you’re in tranquil Tallebudgera Valley, it all feels like it’s a million miles away.
Restaurants & Cafés
Ask people what they know about Tallebudgera Valley and they’ll usually be able to tell you that it’s a scenic, semi-rural area. What they often don’t know is that it’s home to a range of cafés and restaurants. Tallebudgera Heritage Café provides good coffee along with the beautiful views for which this area is known. Two restaurants - Enjoy Court Chinese restaurant and Raeanna Italian restaurant - are popular. Travel down Tallebudgera Creek Road and your dining options expand: Tallebudgera is home to some great eateries, including Café 313, Woody’s and Tallebudgera Valley Seafood restaurant.
Many people visiting the Gold Coast make the short detour inland to Tallebudgera Valley. The entire valley is incredibly scenic, though the areas west of West Burleigh and Reedy Creek are especially picturesque.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Few places have such picturesque streets that they make perfect places to walk, run or cycle, but it’s true of Tallebudgera Valley. You’ll also see plenty of people riding here; many locals stable horses on their properties and there’s a local pony club here too. Tallebudgera Valley is also one of the few places to boast an Archery Club. Team sports, including netball, basketball, cricket, tennis, rugby and soccer are all played widely on the Gold Coast, and competitions often cater for both adults and children. The beautiful beaches that define the Gold Coast are also within easy reach, and with it great opportunities to sail, swim or surf.
Real Estate & Design
Tallebudgera Valley is home to some of the most luxurious homes in the region. Typically, homes built in recent decades provide expansive living areas and a minimum of four bedrooms. Many properties place a premium on indoor/outdoor entertaining areas which capture the spectacular district views and some have been designed by architects. Homes on acreage are common, as are properties on very large blocks.
Schools, Education & Institutions
Tallebudgera Valley is a very attractive destination for families and good childcare and education services are available within the area. Noah's Ark Pre School and Child Care Centre is situated at Reedy Creek and additional services for children under five are located in Tallebudgera. Older children are served by local public and private schools: Ingleside State School is located nearby Ingleside and Kings Christian College at Reedy Creek caters to children from prep to matriculation. Tallebudgera Valley residents are close to a number of tertiary institutions. A TAFE college is situated in nearby Coolangatta and a new campus of Southern Cross University is currently under construction in Kirra/Coolangatta. Bond University is located in Robina and a campus of Griffith University is in Parkwood.
Residents of Tallebudgera Valley make the short drive to West Burleigh when it comes to shopping. It has a great shopping area containing grocery stores, bakeries, butcheries as well as supermarkets. A number of large shopping complexes can also be easily reached by car. Stocklands Mall at Burleigh Heads, Robina Town Centre at Robina and The Pines at Elanora all house a variety of specialty stores, national retailers and department stores.
Distance from the CBD & Transportation
Tallebudgera Valley is about 19 kilometres from the Surfers Paradise CBD and it can be accessed quickly via road. The Queensland Government is also updating the rail service from Brisbane to Robina and it will soon improve regional public transport links.