Mudgeeraba is a hinterland suburb of the Gold Coast in Queensland. While the nearby suburbs of Robina, Varsity Lakes, Reedy Creek and Nerang have changed over the years, Mudgeeraba has retained the characteristics of a pretty, rural village amidst the rise of homes and industry in the area.
Mudgeeraba was originally populated by famers and timber getters back in the 1800’s. The original Mudgeeraba Hotel opened in 1884 and still stands today. These days it is known as the Wallaby Hotel and remains in the main street of the village. Mudgeeraba became prominent in the early 1900’s when the railway system was installed from Tweed Heads to Brisbane, making the area less isolated and more accessible to people in neighbouring towns. Slowly, a township grew around the hotel and railway station to include a post office, blacksmith, bakery, butcher shop, bank and eventually a school.
Today, the old world charm of Mudgeeraba continues to attract many visitors to its quaint restaurants and cafes, art galleries and charming bed and breakfasts. The Mudgeeraba Farmers Markets is one of the oldest on the Gold Coast and offers a variety of local produce, jams, cheese, baked goods and coffee from the area.
Mudgeeraba is located just off the Pacific Highway, only a few minutes from the Robina Town Centre and its restaurant precinct.