This reserve really is hidden away from it all. It protects a remnant of the original gum forest that would have been present throughout the Tugun/Currumbin Area. The forest includes an endangered regional ecosystem which is described as blackbutt forest or "Eucalyptus pilularis open forest on coastal metamorphics and interbedded volcanics".
Approximately 720 metres of recreation trail within the reserve provides a connection to the Currumbin Border Track which traverses the land along the New South Wales (NSW) / Queensland border (managed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries). The Hidden Valley Reserve trail is suitable for nature enthusiasts, bushwalkers, trail runners and mountain bike riders.
Whilst on the trail keep your eyes open to see vulnerable Glossy Black-Cockatoos (Calyptorohynchus lathami), Short-beaked Echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), Swamp Wallabies (Wallabia bicolor) and numerous tree hollows that house Sugar Gliders (Petaurus breviceps) and Brushtail Possums (Trichosurus vulpecula).
Primary access is via Border Drive North, Currumbin Waters. Alternatively, head north from this reserve on the footpath leading under the M1 toward Tugun Hill Conservation Area and through various other reserves to get to Currumbin Beach.
Mountain biking is possible however the tracks have steps and steep pinches.
No toilets are available. City parks are dog on leash unless otherwise indicated.
Access is via Border Drive North.
10a Border Drive, Currumbin Waters, QLD 4223Map