Tugun means “Breaking Waves” in the Aborigine language.
Tugun is a beach-side suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. At the last census, Tugun had a population of 5,976
Situated at the junction of the Pacific and Gold Coast highways 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north-west of Coolangatta and 96 kilometres (60 mi) south of Brisbane, the state capital. The junction was notoriously traffic-clogged but has improved markedly upon completion of the Tugun Bypass in June 2008. Tugun is a popular holiday destination, with a number of holiday units and motels lining Tugun Beach. Tugun has a number of shops located on its Golden-Four Drive strip.
Tugun is joined to its neighbouring suburbs of Currumbin and Bilinga via the Gold Coast Oceanway.