Our final destination is the blue waters and surf at Currumbin on the southern end of the Gold Coast.
Its sublime beach is something of undiscovered paradise tucked away from the dominating high rise apartments that the Gold Coast is famous for.
Currumbin keeps things simple and laid back, so take an extra cruise along the beachside esplanade to Elephant Rock and enjoy a thoroughly deserved chill-out session at one of the ocean front cafes or the Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Club. It’s got the best position for a coffee or beer in Australia – smack on the beach itself!
A legendary climb and serious bragging rights await you on the final day of CQ17. Riders have a short and mostly flat day, except for the border crossing at Mt Tomewin! It’s a continuous 3.5km climb with stunning views to ease your efforts, but not too steep to ruin your pleasure.
Then, yippee! We scoot downhill into Queensland through lush rainforest, landing with ease right in Currumbin by the ocean. A fitting finale to CQ17! It’s just 31 km in total but you’ll feel 10-foot-tall when you cross that very special Gold Coast finish line.
Sunday 10th September 2017
Murwillumbah to Gold Coast | 31 km
Ride towards the Sea accompanied by the upbeat sounds provided by the wonderful Gold Coast City Brass Band