Originally a forestry and saw milling town, Mudgeeraba is a long established area that has retained its charm and relaxed atmosphere more so than other areas on the Gold Coast.
Only five minutes from the Robina train terminal and the Robina Town Centre and 15 minutes from the beautiful beaches of Broadbeach and Burleigh, Mudgeeraba has a selected mixture of residential and small acreage properties set amongst a leafy green environment. A quiet, semi-rural lifestyle is the attraction of the suburb: it has easy access to the Hinterland and a selection of nature trails, and is conveniently positioned near the Pacific Highway, 15 kilometres from Surfers Paradise.
Many turn-of-the-century homes have been restored to their original grandeur, ensuring the area's heritage nature is not lost as development in the area continues. Mudgeeraba has its own primary school and is within striking distance of many of the Gold Coast's educational institutions, including a variety of public and private high schools. Belying its 'olde-worlde' charm the area has many high quality restaurants in addition to excellent educational and shopping facilities.
Of particular note is the famous Wallaby Hotel, a landmark amongst local residents. Sometimes referred to as the "green behind the gold", Mudgeeraba was established in the late 1800s. Bound by Springbrook, Lamington National Park and the Hinze Dam, this area will always retain its natural beauty. A road called The Panorama leads to lookouts which offer some of the best views over the Gold Coast City. In Tallai, large homes have been built on acreage in hilly areas to take advantage of the views over the coastline in the distance.