The first thing you notice about beautiful Kurrimine Beach is all the old tractors - every home seems to have one to launch their boats from the boat ramp located to the Northern end of the beach.
The quiet long beach alongside King Reef is the main attraction and it's here you can see Manta Rays trawling the beach shallows and turtles coming in to nest. There is a stinger net, children's playground and picnic barbeque facilities at Taifalos Park. Absolute beachfront comping is available or you can choose from a resort, award-winning caravan parks, motel and holiday rentals. The town also hosts a winery, beachfront hotel, cafes, post office and service station with limited groceries.
Kurrimine is a favourite fishing sport where anglers have choice if beach, estuary or reef fishing. Abundant species of fish and the famous painted crayfish are just waiting a couple of hundred metres off shore.
Walk to the Reef, Kurrimine Beach, is one of the closest beaches to the Great Barrier Reef – we are so close that we can walk out to explore King Reef on very low tides. Here at Kurrimine Beach you can walk out and explore the reef for free – that’s absolutely no charge. If you would like to partake in the walk bring some shoes with you that you don’t mind getting wet – reef shoes are perfect! It is approximately a 800m walk through thigh high water to get out to the reef and usually takes about 30 – 45 mins. You can come and see us at the office for advice on where to leave from, what times you should be heading out and back in and any other questions you may have. Usually there are quite a few people heading out and they do so as a group
Situated less than 2 km off the Bruce Highway on the way to Kurrimine Beach, and opened 7 days from 9.30am – 5.00pm, Murdering Point Winery provides a welcome break for tourists travelling the Great Tropical Drive and is the gateway to The Canecutter Way. Visitors are invited to enjoy tastings and to learn the history of the region in the unpretentious surroundings of the cellar door and tropical landscaped gardens. Murdering Point Winery offers mango, passionfruit, lychee, Davidson plum, jaboticaba, ginger, ginseng, mulberry, pineapple, black Sapote, banana, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and mint as premium wines, ports, liqueurs and creams. A guided wine tasting is on hand whereby visitors will learn the region’s colourful history including a discussion on the indigenous Australian busk tucker and exotic tropical fruits used in the wines and also view the working winery from a specially designed platform.
Travelling north from Kurrimine Beach is beautiful idyllic Cowley Beach. Here you will find a quiet beachfront hamlet that has a kiosk and caravan park. Throw a line in Liverpool Creek for mangrove jack, barramundi, bream and flathead or use the boat ramp to head out to the Barnard Islands.
Mourilyan Harbour, a natural deep harbour with facilities for loading bulk sugar, molasses, live cattle and wood chip. For locals and visitors it also offers excellent boat launching facilities and has a Coast Guard station. Also accessible from this road is stunning Etty Bay, an ideal place to picnic, eat or to stay. Set among the Moresby Range National Park which hugs the coastline, this special beach offers safe swimming with a stinger net and surf lifesaver patrols on weekends. It is an unspoilt holiday spot with a caravan park and general store. AMAZING SIGHT: Resident cassowaries are a common sight emerging from the rainforest and walking without a care on the beach at Etty Bay