Explore Mudgeeraba

A fantastic family-friendly place to live!

Mudgeeraba is a pretty, historic village which skirts the fringes of the Gold Coast and sits at the foot of the Gold Coast Hinterland - known as "the green behind the gold".

Mudgeeraba map

It is approximately 12 kilometres inland from the coast. Mudgeeraba is divided from the eastern side of the Gold Coast by the M1 (Pacific Motorway) just a few minutes’ drive from the huge commercial centre that is Robina, but having not lost its feeling of “country”, it encapsulates the feeling of being a million miles away from the hustle bustle of city life.

Mudgeeraba covers an area of about 1317 hectares or around 13 square kilometres (3254 acres) and has a recorded a population of 14,582 (at the 2021 Australian Census).

70% of people living in Mudgeeraba were born in Australia.  The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 6.4%, England 6.0%, South Africa 2.2%, China 0.9%, Scotland 0.6%.

There are approx. 5,019 private dwellings in Mudgeeraba (78.0% private houses, 20.8 semi-detached, 0.4% apartments, 0.6 other dwellings).

Of the occupied private dwellings, 74.6% were owned, 23.3.0% rented and 2.1% other or not stated.


Living in Mudgeeraba

Mudgeeraba

Today Mudgeeraba offers a unique lifestyle with an amazing sense of community.  In 2009 Mudgeeraba won the "Friendliest Town Award" and we wholeheartedly believe we are the Gold Coast's most livable region and Queensland's friendliest community.

The links to our past are evident in the heritage themes seen in local architecture and signage throughout the village.  Mudgeeraba residents are community-minded, enjoy being involved in local activities and have a healthy and active lifestyle.  It is this friendly attitude that continues to attract new residents and businesses to easily integrate into our country lifestyle.

Mudgeeraba is a popular spot for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and for those looking for family homes in a more spacious environment. 

There are a variety of options such as townhouses, units & homes
on traditional blocks close to all amenities through to private small
& large acreage homes with easy access to the M1 Motorway and still less than 5 minutes' drive to major shopping and conveniences such as Robina Town Centre, Robina railway station, Robina public and private hospitals and a growing medical precinct.

Everything you need to live a comfortable life: 

In Mudgeeraba you’ll find quaint restaurants, bed and breakfasts (check-out The Village Heritage B & B in Railway Street), cafes and art and craft galleries –  underpinned by a heritage feel but still providing all modern conveniences.

There is a range of shopping spots and options – including major food stores, Aldi, Coles and Woolworths, boutique shops and cafes and dining experiences (check out the organic fruit market located within Mudgeeraba Market Shopping Centre) with its unique outdoor
courtyard garden - the perfect place to relax with a coffee.

Mudgeeraba

In the centre of town you'll find an open green space known as “the village green”. 

Here you'll find trees to relax under and simple facilities – the perfect place to stop and take a breath or take in one of the local events provided free of charge for the locals year-round.

Mudgeeraba also has a large public reserve with excellent sporting and outdoor facilities for football, netball and bowls. There is also a half-size olympic swimming pool. The Hinterland Regional Park has several walking trails, and just outside of Mudgeeraba, there is a well-known golf course and function centre at Boomerang Farm and Mudgeeraba Showgrounds hosts many events including the annual Mudgeeraba Agricultural show (which celebrates its 94th show on 29th/30th June, 2024.  

Other annual events include the renowned "The Doyles" art awards (https://thedoylesaward.com.au/).  This award was established in 2004 to honour d'Arcy Doyle, one of Australia's most well-known artists who lived locally in Mudgeeraba. Thanks to community involvement, this not for profit organisation is committed to delivering a nationally recognised art award with a ten-day celebration from 27th June - 7th July, 2024 open to the general public.  The award has also provided many artists with a valuable stepping stone in their careers.

If you're looking for all the major retailers, you’ll find them in neighbouring Robina just over 3 kilometres away on the east side of the M1 Motorway.  This master-planned community boasts some of the most impressive shopping and recreation facilities in Queensland.

Robina Town Centre is the second largest shopping centre on the Gold Coast with over 400 shops, restaurants and cinemas covering over 130,000 square metres.  Several other shopping centres surround the Town Centre with major retail brands and Bunnings Warehouse. Robina also has a growing commercial hub and large motor dealership precinct.

From Mudgeeraba it is a short drive east to our City's famous beaches and just 20 minutes drive south to Gold Coast Domestic & International Airport.  Go west and you'll find the gateway to the spectacular World-Heritage listed Springbrook National Park.  Its breathtaking views, thundering waterfalls and ancient flora are only 30 minutes’ drive away but another world - where nature, heritage and community come together.

The other suburbs which surround Mudgeeraba are Robina, Tallai, Worongary, Merrimac, Austinville, Bonogin & Reedy Creek.

But that's not all.  Why not check out two exceptional gems tucked away, but close by in our lush green hinterland:

Boomerang Farm: offering a challenging 9 holes (18 different tees), the golf course is spread over almost 20 hectares wrapped in lush tropical surrounds, complete with a unique rustic barn clubhouse. Boomerang Farm also offers the perfect function venue and for weddings, there is a spectacular purpose-built ceremony spot with a creek-side amphitheatre hidden under a canopy of lush rainforest trees. More info: here.

Austinvilla Estate: for an enchanting wedding, conferences or event, check out Austinvilla Estate with its retreat style accommodation & gourmet catering in a spectacular hinterland setting of 111 acres of native flora and fauna just 7 minutes from the centre of Mudgeeraba. More info: here.

History of Mudgeeraba:

Mudgeeraba was an early centre for farming, timber getting and cattle grazing. In 1868 Mudgeeraba’s first settlers arrived and by 1871 the population was officially recorded as 31.

Road transport in these days was challenging so the new settlers relied on the steamers and cutters which travelled up the Nerang River, six to ten miles away, for supplies and contact with the outside world.

By 1884, there was a good deal of activity in timber hauling form Mudgeeraba to Tweed Heads and it’s believed that many of the roads evolved from these early timber tracks.

Mudgeeraba Lower Provisional School opened in March 1892 and in 1915 it was renamed Mudgeeraba State School. 

Mud railwayThe coming of the Brisbane "South Coast" railway line extension from Nerang to Tweed Heads in 1903 put Mudgeeraba on the map.  The railway it was closed in 1961 and today, The Pacific Motorway (M1) largely follows this route. The current Gold Coast railway opened on a different alignment from Brisbane to neighbouring Robina in 1998 (being just 3.9 kms from Mudgeeraba).

The post office recorded increasing numbers of farms during the 1920s-1930s and the first annual show was held in 1928. By 1949 there were three sawmills in the district and electricity from Southport was switched on in 1936. In the 1950's The Exchange Hotel opposite the railway station was sold and eventually renamed the Wallaby Hotel (one which is often depicted in d'Arcy Doyle paintings of the area).

In 1981 the new Mudgeeraba State School opened and was followed by several more: Mudgeeraba Creek State primary (1996), Clover Hill State primary (2004) and the renowned P-12 non-denominational Somerset College (1983).

The Mudgeeraba and Springbrook Memorial School of Arts was destroyed by fire in 1993 and the community railed and rebuilt a larger hall which opened in 1995.  The Village Green (a traffic calming system in the heart of Mudgeeraba) was built in 2003 using stone walls surrounded with beautiful Poincianas and Crepe Myrtle trees.  In 2009 Mudgeeraba won “The Friendliest Town Award”

Local Connections:

If you would like to link up with local residents and local business operators, why not join one of the local facebook groups:


Find our office:

You’ll find Raine & Horne Robina | Mudgeeraba right in the centre of town at 1/4 Swan Lane, Mudgeeraba

R & H Robina | Mudgeeraba

In September 2023, Raine & Horne purchased the business of First National Mudgeeraba who had operated for over 20 years in Railway Street, before moving to Swan Lane in 2021.

With all these years of experience in Mudgeeraba and the surrounding areas of Tallai, Reedy Creek, Bonogin, Austinville, Springbrook, Merrimac, Worongary and Reedy Creek you can be confident that our agents have great local knowledge, combined with the support and systems that a national network of over 300 offices provides.

If we can assist you in any way, please reach out to us on 07 5525 2866 or email us at [email protected]