Elephant Rock

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Suzanne2303
Labrador, Australia824 contributions
Jan 2020
Currumbin would have to be one of my favourite places on the GC. Elephant Rock is worth the climb up a few steep steps to catch a great view north to Surfers Paradise and south over Tugun. Be aware that the steps are narrow and you may have to wait to let people come down before you can head up.
Written February 23, 2020
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sand2skis
Gold Coast, Australia323 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
First off, to review Elephant Rock in isolation will be to make a mistake; as the rock formation and its immediate surrounds have much to offer visitors.

Elephant Rock is an iconic landmark on the Gold Coast; at least, insofar as local residents are concerned. Whilst most interstate or international tourists will hear of Currumbin Sanctuary (located just around the corner), many will not necessarily hear of Elephant Rock. Whether this is a negative, or blessing in disguise, depends on your subjective view. Personally, the fact that the area is not inundated, with tourists and tour buses, is a hugely positive thing.

Elephant Rock is a rather unique and unusual rock formation, rising - prominently and proudly - out of the beach and surf. Its name suggests a shape or bulk like an elephant but it appears more reminiscent of a camel’s hump or humps, especially when viewed on its southern side. However, that is quite beside the point.

Currumbin Beach, on which the rock resides, is a stunningly beautiful surf beach. It is away from the high-density areas of the Gold Coast, with mainly low key residential and small commercial premises back from the beach.

Given the curve of the coastline, views from the top of Elephant Rock towards Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta - to the north and south respectively - are absolutely sensational. The panorama is second to none. It is an ideal vantage point for photographers to take images, particularly of Surfers Paradise in the distance. Additionally, as the beach faces east, it is a terrific location to photograph sunrises. Hues of red, purple, blue and orange abound many a morning. Indeed it is one of my personal favourite scenic spots on a cool, calm morning during spring, autumn and winter.

Another unique feature of Elephant Rock is the Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Life Saving Club which is built onto one side of the rock. The club itself is a fabulous location for dining and drinks. After all, how many establishments can boast a dining area which is literally above the surf? Meals are terrific, with views towards Surfers Paradise even better. It is one of the Gold Coast’s best experiences.

The nearby Elephant Rock Cafe, on Pacific Parade, is a great dining alternative to the SLSC. The cafe, bar and restaurant was established back in 1990 and since then has become akin to an institution on the coast. Yet another nearby eatery is The Deck Cafe, less than a five-minute walk up Pacific Parade from Elephant Rock. All three establishments are recommended.

Currumbin Beach, with Elephant Rock, is also a venue for the annual Swell Sculpture Festival, on from 14 to 23 Sept 2018. The festival showcases the work of local and international artists, with the sand, beach features and coastal setting used as a backdrop to the sculptures. A fascinating and highly recommended festival. Check out the Swell Sculpture Festival's website for further information.

Thanks for reading this review and my gratitude should you rate it as helpful.

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Written February 2, 2018
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lindadownunder
Perth, Australia2,858 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
It is well worth climbing Elephant Rock for the stunning beach and ocean views in both directions, down to Surfer's and Coolangatta.
Also a great place for photo opportunities.
Written August 7, 2017
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia707 contributions
Dec 2020
After witnessing a number of ANZAC ceremonies here via news broadcasts, it was a must to visit myself. The entry stairs are directly behind Currumbin SLSC. They are narrow and steep so watch your step. Nice views along the coastline looking south.
Written December 21, 2020
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reviews6169
Brisbane, Australia1,890 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Elephant Rock is definitely a lookout you should explore if you in the local area. When you first see this rock it is definitely huge and lives up to its name. After climbing several flights of stairs you reach the top of Elephant Rock and you have the opportunity to take in the spectacular views of the Gold Coast right down to Coolangatta. A must do!!!
Written December 20, 2018
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VickieSydney
Sydney89 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
We visited the Elephant Rock, situated on Currumbin Beach,
and the Surf Life Saving Club, a great place to take tourist/family from abroad.
A short climb up and above, puts you above the golden beaches of the gold coast for a lovely view & Great place to watch the surfers
Great photo opportunities of the surrounding area.
Written October 28, 2015
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Safari44414497402
Gold Coast, Australia492 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
we had the sculpture festival this week there it is a lovly place usually has good wave there too lots of litte cafes on the other side of the road but they are quite expensive we went over the hill to tugan for coffee at a bakery the prices were more reasonable . you can climb up the rock its take about 10 minutes and is a good viewing platform . ther are picnic table along the side of the beach and on the otherside there are a few barbicues all makes for a great day out.
Written September 21, 2015
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Jennifer W
Sydney, Australia67 contributions
Aug 2015
Great views if you climb to the top, steep but not very far. Then partake of a meal in the Vikings Club adjacent and half way back down.
Written September 11, 2015
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MBB1952
Surfers Paradise, Australia10,760 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
It is the time of the year again when Elephant Rock gets dressed up for a about a week. Swell Sculpture Festival always do something special to make it look good, last year the giant octopus, this year its a sculpture called Queens Land by Jerome Frumar. Also a great view from the top.
Written September 11, 2015
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Ziphee
Christchurch, New Zealand55 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
We enjoyed our time here to just relax on the beach and soak up the atmosphere. The water was warm and the waves lovely.
Written September 9, 2015
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