Why North Gold Coast?
WHY NORTHERN GOLD COAST?
Explore this destination- RUNAWAY BAY- PARADISE POINT and in between
Runaway Bay is a calm little hide-away at the Northern end of the Gold Coast. The Bay has its own marina that offers open waters access but is sheltered from the rough seas by Stradbroke Island. The area is a boat lover’s dream, with amply boating opportunities and some parts of the suburb having no bridges, allowing high mast access to the Broadwater and the Seaway.
Hundreds of boats dock here and make use of the access to tranquil waters throughout the canals and out to the Broadwater and the sea.
Protected by South Stradbroke Island, Runaway Bay Marina is an easy to manage marina with access to open water through the Gold Coast Seaway. The facilities include both wet and dry berths and is located close enough to enjoy the waters of the ocean, Gold Coast shoreline and the canal systems. There are many deep sea fishing charters and dive boats that regularly leave out of Runaway Bay. Take your pick of small or large vessels and groups, and several fishing locations to choose from.
The Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre is a new, leading training facility that caters to athletes and the public. It is home to several sporting matches and also has accommodation and dining facilities along with function capabilities.
Paradise Point Parklands is a wonderful place to kick back and enjoy some beautiful Gold Coast weather. There's a play area for kids of all ages, volley ball net, BBQ areas, safe swimming area all located across the road from the The Esplanade. Pick up your ingredients for a picnic and spend a day enjoying the park with family and friends.
Harbour Town Shopping Centre Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre is on most tourists bucket list when they come to the Gold Coast. This outdoor shopping centre is home to outlets for Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Sheridan and so many other big name brands offering low prices in clothing, accessories, homewares, beauty products, games... There's also a number of restaurants, cafes and plenty of places to stock up your holiday pantry.
There are some great restaurants, cafes and ice cream shops lining The Esplanade in Paradise Point. Local favourites include The Point Forty Four which is open from morning to night, Cafe 7 for fresh eats and the award winning Mano's Italian Restaurant and Bar.
The Paddock at NightQuarter attracts touring national and international acts. These events often sell out within hours as bands like the Hoodoo Gurus, Killing Heidi and so many more taking the stage. The crew are committed to keeping live music alive on the Gold Coast and have created this festival type space so visitors can dance and sing to their favourite songs.
The Coomera Indoor Sports Centre will play host to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Artistic and Rhythmic in April 2018. Watch amazing athletes from around the world compete for gold.
Food, drinks, fashions and music intersect on Friday and Saturday's at Helensvale's NightQuarter. It's a feast for all your senses as you wander through live music space, The Paddock and enjoy a moveable feast of cuisines located inside shipping containers and stop to fondle local fashions and wares in the night market.
Locals flock to the Dublin Docks Tavern located across the road from Harbour Town Shopping Centre. Stop in for a long lunch or a relaxing meal in the Bistro, you can bring the kids along too as there's an enclosed play area.
Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast, Getty Images, Sanctuary Cove Resort, Hope Island Marina, Runaway Bay Marina, Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre