Tallebudgera Creek Gold Coast

Today I explored Tallebudgera Creek with a friend.

Tallebudgera Creek is a large creek in the middle of the Gold Coast.  It originates from Springbrook in the west through the Tallebudgera Valley, just south of Burleigh Heads and then runs out to the Pacific Ocean.  Its known for good fishing and in the aboriginal language means “good fishing”.

Coming off the main creek is an extensive canal system in Palm Beach with many houses dotting its foreshores.  There are three main canal and creek systems on the Gold Coast and this is one of them.

I often drive over the bridge on the Pacific Highway but never actually stop to have a look.  Today I did just that.  After exploring different parts of its shoreline, we eventually found a great area which was popular for fishing.  Just beyond where the canal branches off from the main creek was an area with fallen timber, (heaven for a photographer) with shallow clear water.  Ill go back another day closer to sunset to catch the light then but for now I am quite happy with what I saw, it was a nice surprise.

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  1. This is absolutely stunning! I’m fascinated by the drift wood and the wetlands that keep on recurring in your photos. Australian landscape is beautiful but looks also treacherous — I’d probably drown in the creek…


  2. Your photography adds so much.


  3. Kaz its so good to stop and explore the places we drive by.
    Such a pretty place! Bet you did enjoy yourself 🙂 Lovely photos.


    • Thanks Robyn, it is a pretty place and unexpectedly so. The fishermen were wondering why I was taking photos and I guess they didn’t think much of it as they see it all the time but to me it was an unexpected surprise. I realise now I need to explore where I live more as there will be tons of hidden treasures. 🙂


  4. Beautiful photos Karen. I too have wanted to explore Tallebudgera Creek when I have driven over the bridge. A while back I was looking for walks in the area and found details of a 6.2km one that goes along the creek. Is that what you did? I just love the name, I wonder what the aboriginal meaning is for it.


    • It apparently means good fishing and there were people fishing there yesterday. No I didn’t see the walking trail, we were in and out of a lot of undergrowth until one place where there was well trodden ground. I must look that up! It would be an interesting walk that’s for sure. Thanks for stopping by Michelle 🙂


  5. I have never explored the creek further down from where it joins the ocean. It’s delightful.


    • Its not very far off that where I took these pictures. You can see the Gold Coast Highway from this vantage point. Further doen it’s just too hard to get into. Michelle was saying there is a 6k walk along the Talle Creek somewhere, so Im going to check that out. Thanks Suze 🙂


  6. Gorgeous pics. I especially love the last one…but they’re all great!


  7. The falling tree trunks were stunning! They stretch and extend, without a beginning or an end. It is a visual wonder!


  8. Not a high rise development in sight 🙂 Thank you for sharing these peaceful scenes, Kaz


    • They weren’t too far away. That’s some of the beauty of the GC, you only have to drive for a few minutes and you are out in nature. I appreciate your comments and will endeavour to portray some more peaceful scenes… 🙂


  9. Fortunately, those tree trunks will be there for a long time, so you’ll have the luxury to return again and again, different light, different season – that would make a wonderful study over time. I especially love those fallen tree pics.


  10. Amazing what you find in your own backyard so to speak…great photos..who knew what you could find Up the creek”??


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