History
 
In 1840, surveyors Robert Dixon, James Warner and a party of assigned convicts left Brisbane Town to survey the coastline to the south. Although told to use Aboriginal place names wherever possible by his superior, Dixon a determined anglophile, named every significant landform and water course in memory of noteworthy Britons. Within five years the cedar cutters arrived and introduced their own names and many continue on to this day.
  
 
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Currumbin Beach and Estuary History and Nature Walks
 
 
Morning and Afternoon walks available.
Morning Introductory Walk Offer

Come and join us for an early morning History and Nature walk at the beautiful Currumbin Beach and Estuary. View Historic photos of the area while hearing about the life and times of the early settlers. After the walk you will be able to enjoy the ocean views while having your free breakfast at the Elephant Rock clubhouse.
 
 
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Burleigh Heads History & Nature Walk
 
Come and join us for an early morning History and Nature Walk at beautiful Burleigh Heads. View historic photos of the area while hearing about the life and times of the early settlers.
 
 
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