Today I explored the Tallebudgera valley a little more and discovered a couple more fun roads.
Tallebudgera Creek road is a dead end and I tend not to ride roads that don't connect to another very often. So I was hoping to find a side road to connect this and the other dead end (but fantastic) Currumbin rock pool road together.
Unfortunately the Mt Cougal road at the end of each is dirt and not very bike friendly looking. Further back is however a nice set of roads that connect but firstly in between I rode up Petsch Creek Road - just for a look and was pleasantly surprised to find it winds its way right up the side of the valley ridge to offer a superb vantage point to look down the valley.
Returning to the valley floor to Tallebudgera creek road, to connect to Currumbin creek take Syndicate Rd, then Ducats Rd to climb steeply to the top of the ridge between the two valleys, now you can turn left into Trees Rd for a roller coaster decent or right to climb to the top of the ridge where a few millionaire mansions are built and look out over the magnificent views. Map.
After the steep decent you need to veer right at the intersection to continue on the Trees Rd until you join the Tallebudgera connection Rd at the roundabout. Now right sees you heading along the Currumbin Creek Rd towards Murwillumbah.
Much steeper than these photos look in real life!
I continued that way and after the range veered over to Chillingham to then turned off to Tyalgum. I had a great lunch at the Flutterbies cafe. Excellent food, good coffee, friendly folk - highly recommended. I arrived at 12:00 a bit early as I noticed it really fills up so perhaps phone ahead if you want a sidewalk table 02 66793221 (or plenty of tables inside) Otherwise join the many bikes down at the pub - will try that in summer myself.
Above: Entering Chillingham. Below riding into Tyalgum.