Mudgeeraba Suburb Profile
The Mudgeeraba suburb profile portrays a picturesque suburb with a village atmosphere, nestled in the Gold Coast hinterland. It offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of some of its louder, nearby neighbours. With its lush greenery, rolling hills, and charming country feel, it’s no wonder that Mudgeeraba has become a popular destination to settle down in.
Whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, indulge in some local food and wine, or immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and culture scene, Mudgeeraba has something for everyone.
In this article on the Mudgeeraba property Market, we’ll take a closer look at the top things to do in Mudgeeraba, the make-up of the suburb in terms of demographics and its location and with the help of Savvy Fox, your local buyers agent on the Gold Coast you’ll be able to decide if Mudgeeraba is the right choice for you.
As its location suggests, the early Mudgeeraba suburb profile has its history in agriculture. In the mid 1800s many European settlers established farms and the area soon became a thriving community with major industries around timber, sugar cane, bananas, and avocados.
In the mid 20th century, the area saw a second wave of development with the establishment of schools, churches, shops, industry and today it remains today as a sought-after residential area with its natural bushland surroundings, a vibrant arts culture and a strong sense of community.
Lifestyle In Mudgeeraba
In terms of recreation, Mudgeeraba offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities with its proximity to national parks, an abundance of local hiking and bushwalking trails, abundant aquatic life in the streams and rivers and beautiful picnic areas – all central to Mudgeeraba itself or only a short distance from the township.
So much to do and see is within the township boundaries of Mudgeeraba and the few “must do’s” that are not, are within a 30-minute drive. Let’s explore some of the popular activities:
Explore the Mudgeeraba Creek – This picturesque creek is a great spot for swimming, kayaking, and picnicking. Take a stroll along the scenic walking trail and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Keep your eye out for the legendary giant eel that is said to live in this creek!
Visit Springbrook National Park – This World Heritage-listed Park features ancient rainforests, cascading waterfalls (Purling Falls, Natural Bridge), and stunning panoramic views. Go for a hike and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the park. Make a day of it or just a couple of hours – any amount of time is worth the trip.
Go horse riding at a local stable – Experience the Gold Coast hinterland from a different perspective by taking a horseback ride through the rolling hills and lush countryside. There are several local stables located withing a 10–15-minute drive.
Attend the Mudgeeraba Show – This annual event (usually end June/early July) since 1925 showcases the best of local agricultural and community life, with live music, carnival rides, and an array of food and drink stalls. The Mudgeeraba Show Society also hosts other events throughout the year, including rodeos, horse shows, and cattle auctions.
Walk or cycle along the Mudgeeraba Heritage Walk – This scenic walking and cycling trail takes you on a journey through Mudgeeraba’s history, with highlights including the historic Mudgeeraba Creek Bridge and the Old Post Office.
Visit the Mudgeeraba Art Gallery – This local art gallery showcases the work of talented artists from the region and beyond, with regular exhibitions and workshops.
Play a round of golf at the Mudgeeraba Golf Club – This popular golf course offers a challenging and picturesque round of golf, with stunning views of the surrounding hinterland.
Visit the Mudgeeraba Farmers Markets – These weekly markets on Saturday offer a range of fresh produce, artisanal goods, and delicious food and drink stalls.
Go wine tasting at a local vineyard – The Gold Coast hinterland is home to several excellent wineries, where you can sample the region’s best wines and take in the scenic surroundings.
Have a picnic at the Mudgeeraba Memorial Park – This lovely park features a large lake, walking trails, and plenty of picnic areas, making it the perfect spot for a family day out.
Attend a live music performance at the historic Wallaby Hotel (1883) – This popular pub regularly hosts live music events, featuring talented local and national musicians.
Take a class or two? Maybe a yoga class at a local studio; a pottery class at the local pottery club and create some art; what about a cooking class at The Gold Coast Food and Wine School; a painting class are one of the art schools … you’ll never run out of things to learn.
Foodies will never be left with a grumbling tummy here. Mudgeeraba is home to several charming cafes, serving up delicious coffee, homemade cakes, and other tasty treats.
Visit the Mudgeeraba Spices and Curry Powder factory – This local factory produces a range of delicious spice blends and curry powders, using only the finest quality ingredients.
And longing for a little serenity … go fishing at the Hinze Dam – This large lake is a popular fishing spot, with plenty of opportunities to catch bass, golden perch, and other species. It’s only a 20-minute drive.
Explore the local bushland and wildlife at the Mudgeeraba Creek Conservation Park – This beautiful park offers a range of walking trails, where you can spot native wildlife (some rare) and covers 247 hectares.
Mudgeeraba Geolocation Factors
Mudgeeraba is in the Gold Coast Hinterland, about 10km west of Surfers Paradise and approx. 80km from Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland. Its closest neighbouring suburbs are Robina to the east, Tallai to the north, and Reedy Creek and Bonogin to the south.
It is surrounded by forests and rolling hills and is situated near several creeks, including Mudgeeraba Creek and Mudgeeraba Creek Tributary.
The Pacific Highway (M1) runs alongside Mudgeeraba with easy access to Brisbane to the north, with the Gold Coast Airport to the south, approximately a 25-minute drive. There is a good network of buses that run from Mudgeeraba to the coast and surrounding shopping centres. The nearest railway station is Robina, located 5km from Mudgeeraba.
The nearest hospital is Robina Hospital which offers a range of services including emergency care, maternity, and surgery.
An abundance of recreational areas, parks offer great options for hiking, camping, fishing and picnicking and the beaches are easily accessible (10km) by car or bus.
Mudgeeraba 4213 - *Real Estate Statistics
The Mudgeeraba property market offers a range of options, catering to a variety of lifestyles and budgets. The town’s natural beauty, and strong sense of community make it a desirable place to live or invest.
The following statistics for Mudgeeraba are from the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Census and Property Values (past 12 months).
- The median sale price for a house in Mudgeeraba is $1m.
- The median price change (1 year) in Mudgeeraba is 12%
- The median weekly rent for a house is Mudgeeraba is $750pw.
- The median gross yield in Mudgeeraba is 3.9%.
- The median sale price for a unit in Mudgeeraba is $573k.
- The median price change (1 year) in Mudgeeraba is 9.10%
- The median weekly rent for a unit is Mudgeeraba is $600pw.
- The median gross yield in Mudgeeraba is 5.5%.
*Data Disclaimer: At Savvy Fox we update the data found on these posts regularly, however we understand the real estate industry is dynamic. Therefore, it’s subject to change. Use these figures as a general guide only. We will happily discuss the latest changes to the local property market on your FREE 30-minute strategy call.
The suburb of Mudgeeraba is approximately 25.8km2, with 76 parks covering approximately 13.2% of the area.
The population of Mudgeeraba as at the 2021 census was 14,578 compared with 13,615 in 2016 – a growth of approximately 10%. In terms of cultural diversity, the majority of residents have UK or Australian ancestry, followed by a smaller population of people with Scottish, Irish or German ancestry.
The predominant age group is 40–49 years, primarily couples with children. Generally, residents have a professional occupation. The unemployment rate in Mudgeeraba is slightly lower than the national average of 3.5%.
As at the 2021 census approximately 74.6% of homes are owned either outright (26.7%) or with a mortgage (47.9%) with 23.3% of homes rented. The average mortgage repayment is between $1,800–$2,399pm.
Overall, Mudgeeraba has a mix of young families, retirees and working professionals. The town’s strong sense of community and range of amenities make it a desirable place to live for people of all ages and lifestyles.
Weather In Mudgeeraba
Mudgeeraba has a subtropical climate, which is characterised by warm temperatures and high humidity throughout the year. The town is located 10km inland from the coast, which can make it slightly cooler in winter and slightly warmer in summer than coastal areas.
Here is a seasonal summary of the weather in Mudgeeraba:
Summer (December to February): Summer in Mudgeeraba is hot and humid, with temperatures averaging around 28-30°C during the day and 20-22°C at night. Thunderstorms are common during this season, particularly in the afternoon and evening.
Autumn (March to May): Autumn in Mudgeeraba is warm and pleasant, with temperatures averaging around 25-27°C during the day and 16-18°C at night. Humidity levels tend to be lower than in summer.
Winter (June to August): Winter in Mudgeeraba is mild and sunny, with temperatures averaging around 21-23°C during the day and 9-11°C at night. Frost is rare but can occur on some winter mornings.
Spring (September to November): Spring in Mudgeeraba is warm and humid, with temperatures averaging around 26-28°C during the day and 16-18°C at night. Thunderstorms are common during this season.
Schools In Mudgeeraba
Mudgeeraba has a range of schools that cater to students of different ages and educational needs. Here are some of the schools located in Mudgeeraba:
Mudgeeraba Creek State School: This is a government co-educational primary school that serves students from prep to year 6. The school has a focus on sustainability and environmental education.
Mudgeeraba Special School: This is a government co-educational school that caters to students with disabilities. The school provides individualised learning programs and support services for students with a range of needs.
Clover Hill State School: This is a government co-educational primary school that serves students from prep to year 6. The school has a focus on promoting creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Somerset College: This is a highly rated private co-educational school that offers education from prep to year 12. The school provides a range of academic, cultural, and sporting programs, and has a focus on community service and global citizenship.
Mudgeeraba Creek Kindergarten and Pre-School: This is a private kindergarten and pre-school that offers education for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. The center provides a play-based learning environment and a range of activities to promote children’s physical, social, and emotional development.
There are morespices private colleges in surrounding suburbs, which are accessible to Mudgeeraba, and these include:
Gold Coast Christian College – Reedy Creek
Hillcrest Christian College – Reedy Creek
Kings Christian College – Reedy Creek
Bond University – This is a private university located in nearby Robina. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a range of disciplines.
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Buyer's Advocate In Mudgeeraba
Mudgeeraba is an attractive location for property buyers due to its peaceful suburban atmosphere, convenient location, good schools, and access to amenities such as shopping centers and hospitals. Its subtropical climate and proximity to the Gold Coast also make it an appealing place to live. Overall, Mudgeeraba offers a high quality of life and presents a great opportunity for property buyers looking for a family-friendly and convenient location to settle down.
One word to sum it up: APPEALING.
If this is an area you would consider settling in, contact Savvy Fox today. With over two decades of buyers and property experience, we’ve got the know-how to find you the best home and the best deal.