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Goodbye 2021 and Hello 2022! 2021 will be remembered as a year of the unexpected, a year of massive change, ongoing pandemic restrictions and a fair amount of frustration for many. We should all take a moment to consider how lucky we have been in Queensland (compared to other parts of Australia and the world), and in particular our beautiful northern end of the Gold Coast.
How lucky are we to live in such a stunning location and community It seems like the rest of Australia have now discovered what we already know, and our local real estate market has seen a sustained and quite dramatic growth that began mid-2020 and accelerated fast throughout 2021. With the Queensland borders opening in time for the Christmas/Holiday break, our traditional “summer selling season” looks to provide some of the best opportunities for both sellers and buyers that we have experienced for many many years.
January Auction Spectacular - Thinking of Selling? Every year we conduct the largest auction event in Northern Gold Coast. This event will be on Monday January 24th 2022, starting at 5pm. Auctioning off entry level apartments, houses for first home buyers, and luxury waterfront properties. The summer period is historically the best time of year for selling in the Gold Coast, but 2022 will be vastly different as the Queensland borders are opening! Ray White Runaway Bay Group have an astounding 82% auction clearance rate, and over 60 sales professionals on call to help sell your property for a premium price. If you are thinking of selling and want to showcase your property, please contact one of our 5 offices, their details are listed below. We look forward to seeing you there.
Our recent statistics are a testament to our collective team efforts and the way that everyone in our group has risen to the challenge. • We welcomed 185 people into their new homes in last 3 months • $200 million+ in sales for the last 3 months of 2021. • 80+ properties tenanted in the last 3 months of 2021.
OFFICES IN 5 GREAT LOCATIONS COVERING THE NORTHERN GOLD COAST
RUNAWAY BAY 07 5528 8878
SOVEREIGN ISLAND 07 5564 2408
PARADISE POINT 07 5501 3700
1/445 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay QLD 4216
Shop 1 The Sovereign Mile, Sovereign Islands QLD 4216
2/8 Bruce Avenue, Paradise Point QLD 4216
Runaway Bay Group
Nearly every home sold, or every property we match to a tenant provides a street/suburb record at the moment. Finding properties to take to the market has become a large part of our process and focus to ensure we can satisfy that demand. Many property owners are recognising that this strong market and the unprecedented demand allows them to either downsize their homes or upgrade as the family grows. Significant gains in the last 2/3 years have meant that their equity percentage (LVR - Loan Value Ratio) has increased dramatically and is allowing many to make considered changes.
Summer holidays I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of our clients for their trust and support throughout 2021, additionally to the team of 60 plus property specialists (Sales, Property Management and Administration) at our 5 offices, (Sovereign Island, Paradise Point, Runaway Bay, Arundel and Pacific Pines), a big thank you for your efforts in what was a very memorable year. Have a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year with family, friends and loved ones.
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BE PREPARED DURING STORM SEASON R
ight now, we are in the middle of our 2021-2022 storm season. The message today remains the same as it has always been – it is time to be prepared. Being prepared gives you and your family certainty should a natural disaster strike our city.
On behalf of Council and all councillors, stay safe this Christmas and New Year holiday period. We have a busy schedule ahead of us in 2022 as we continue to broaden our economy and protect the lifestyle we have all come to love here on the coast. Stay safe.
Floods, wind damage, hail storms, bushfires and even landslips are all challenges we face across the coast. Being prepared means you can protect your family and your assets. Your role is to prepare your own home and you can obtain all the information needed at:www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/getready
Tom Tate Mayor Gold Coast
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BORDERS ARE OPENING This means... it’s the perfect time to showcase your property and capitalise with increased market activity! If you’re looking at buying, selling, taking your property to auction or needing a tenant, contact us today. What are you waiting for?
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Thinking of selling? Showcase your property in Northern Gold Coast’s largest auctions!
AUCTION When: Monday 24th January 2022, 5pm Where: Ray White Sovereign Islands Shop 1, The Sovereign Mile, Sovereign Islands
• Award winning Auctioneer • Ranked in the top 5 offices in QLD • Over 50 experienced industry leading sales executives • Heavily discounted marketing prices and a broad range of options • 5 Ray White offices on the Northern Gold Coast working together • Achieving street and suburb records • Extensive, local, national and international database • 82% auction clearance rate this year!
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46-48 River Vista Way PARADISE POINT
Stunning Alan Marks Masterpiece, Uniquely Situated On Over A Quarter Of An Acre In Sovereign Shores Built on a double block this quality designed and crafted home is perfectly positioned just metres from the beach and with glimpses of Sovereign Island and the Broadwater. In what is becoming a rare opportunity, this property provides and abundance of space both indoors and outdoors. For the enthusiast, there is oversized internal garaging for 6 cars, purpose built complete with a vehicle hoist. Additional features include: • 15 metre bridge free marina berth • Fully smart wired • Room to accommodate 35ft caravan • Solar heating (house and pool) • 10,000 litre rain water tank plus automatic irrigation system www.raywhiterunawaybaygroup.com 16
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Land Opportunity Sovereign Shores With all developer stock sold and the building in Sovereign Shores underway or completed, here is a rare opportunity to secure a 435m2 resale block.
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Record prices for waterfront properties. Ray White’s most recommended agent in Runaway Bay. Emma’s clients review’s
Fantastic agent with energy and passion to burn. It’s been an absolute pleasure selling our property with Emma. Her expertise and knowledge of the area is second to none. Throughout the sales campaign Emma was in constant contact and nothing was ever to much for her to facilitate a quick and pleasurable sale. With that Emma managed to achieve over and above our expectations so far as price. Quite simply we can not thank Emma enough. WHAT A FANTASTIC AGENT. professional realest Was lucky enough to have been referred to Emma. She truly is a most helpful and professional realest. Emma has been extremely accommodating in meeting all my expectations. There is no one else I’d rather have ‘in my corner’ when it comes to either selling or buying. Wow amazing If you want action then Emma is the agent you need. We purchased a unit from Emma and due to personal reasons we had to sell 3 months later. Not only did she sell the unit in less than a week but achieved a record price for the complex. Thanks Emma
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SHORT PUNCH AND GREATORIX LAWYERS Buying or selling real estate can be rewarding and life-changing. It can also be stressful unless you are in safe hands. That is why it is important to have the right people assisting you, to achieve a smooth and successful transaction. Short Punch and Greatorix are experts in Property Law. With over 40 years’ as a major firm on the Gold Coast, we have the experience to assist you every step of the way, so that you can spend less time worrying about the legal details. No matter how large or small your transaction, we are here to help. Here’s a little bit of what we provide:
Act in relation to sale and purchase of any real estate Liaise with the agent, your finance broker and financier to achieve a smooth transaction Keep you informed every step of the way; Ensure that your file is under the control of a Solicitor Assist with ATO clearance certificates Great team including Mandarin speaking professional staff Experienced in all areas of Body Corporate law, so can explain all Body Corporate matters to you Once the transaction is finalised, assist you with Estate Planning like preparing/updating your Will FIRB Applications
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GOLD COAST’S, PROPERTY LAW EXPERTS. Buying or selling property? Then you will want to engage Affinity Lawyers, the leading property lawyers on the Gold Coast, to handle your transaction.
‘‘With Affinity Lawyers, you are reassured your conveyancing is in the most capable hands – Solicitors with the highest levels of property law experience.” – Dr Anna Williams
BUYING. We deal with all residential property purchases, including vacant land, strata/body corporates and commercial purchases.
EXPERIENCED. Qualified, experienced and professional solicitors with comprehensive, up to date knowledge of property law.
SELLING. We can assist with all residential and commercial property sales, including preparing and reviewing contracts, negotiating any request during the transaction and attending settlements.
APPROACHABLE. Our friendly and helpful conveyancing team are on hand to answer all of your questions and guide you through the process.
EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. Our team of leading Gold Coast Lawyers are able to assist in a range of ancillary legal matters such as estate planning structuring, family law, taxation, commercial and corporate law.
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209/43 Harbour Town Drive BIGGERA WATERS
Rare 4 Bedroom Apartment with Views! • 4 large bedrooms, 3 en-suited • Corner unit with large outdoor balcony • Quality modern kitchen and bathrooms • Open plan living with zoned ducted air conditioning • 2 Secure basement car parks • Low Body Corporate Fees • Close to Harbour Town, cafes cinema and transport • Currently rented at $620 per week
Sale Offers Over $590,000
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21/17 Bayview Street
Runaway Bay Group
Great Apartment Absolute Broadwater Front This large 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unfurnished apartment on the 5th floor in the prestigious Broadwater Tower complex, offers great space and spectacular views from every room. Unit features a massive ensuite, with the lounge room and master bedroom air-conditioned for comfort. There is a 12 metre bridge free berth in the Marina directly in front of the property. The residential complex features heated swimming pool, spas, sauna, gym, BBQ entertaining areas, function room and tennis court, along with onsite security. www.raywhiterunawaybaygroup.com
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Recent 5 Star Reviews Your Coombabah Specialist, achieving estate and street record prices
“Grace worked with us in selling our house. It was a very stress-free and easy time for us because she handled everything for us in a very professional and knowledgeable manner. The price she achieved for us was well over what we expected. We would highly recommend Grace Delafosse if you are looking to sell your house.” Brett and Linda C - Sellers
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78 Sidney Nolan Drive, Coombabah Sold $627,000 Highest sale price in entire estate
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“It has been a pleasure to have Grace help me in the sale of both of my properties. Grace was absolutely amazing, she was very approachable and kept me informed with every aspect of my sale and checking information that I needed. The more recent property sold in record time and for more than expected. Making it the highest sale in the entire estate. Well done Grace.” Gilda - Seller
Are you wanting to sell for a premium price? Call me today for a confidential and obligation free chat.
6 Argyll Ave, Coombabah Sold $730,000 Sold off market for a street record price
Sold by Julian Woehrle Your Ormeau Specialist
28 Jacobs Ridge Road, Ormeau
• Sold at first open home 100k+ over sellers expectations • 170 Email enquiries • 38 Groups through open • 14 Offers - four over 1 million
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Sold to interstate buyer Sold for $620,000 58 groups through open 19 written offers
What my clients say “Julian, always communicates well and regularly with us. He listens and is always friendly to deal with. He also has very good knowledge of the Ormeau area. Julian is always a pleasure to deal with.
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STRATEGY & ADVISORY - WEALTH MANAGEMENT - TAX & ACCOUNTING - SMSF - MANAGEMENT RIGHTS
5 WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR SUPER AND POTENTIALLY, SAVE TAX AT THE SAME TIME. Even small sums of additional money contributed to your super over your lifetime can make a huge impact on your lifestyle in retirement. Additionally, the potential effect it could have on your individual tax return can be quite appealing.
So here are 5 ways you can contribute to your super and potentially, save tax at the same time. 1. SALARY SACRIFICE Salary sacrifice reduces the income that is taxed at your marginal tax rate. You can sacrifice a portion of your pay, to make contributions. These additional amounts reduce your taxable income, which in turn reduces the amount of tax you pay. These contributions will be taxed at 15%, (inside the superannuation fund) but this could potentially be lower than your marginal tax rate. You will need to talk to your employer about commencing this arrangement. 2. PERSONAL CONTRIBUTIONS You can also make a personal contribution and claim a tax deduction in your personal return. The contributions will be taxed at 15% by your super fund but could be offset by savings in your personal tax return. 3. SPOUSE CONTRIBUTIONS There is also the option of making a spouse contribution. This is where you make a contribution to your spouse’s super fund and you can claim a deduction in your own personal income tax return (subject to certain requirements). 4. UNUSED CONCESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS The legislation has changed, which means you can now carry forward any of your unused concessional contribution cap for up to five years.
As long as your total super balance is less than $500,000 prior to 30 June, you can utilise those unused contributions in a future year. Imagine if you were able to use these in a financial year where you had a large capital gain and the difference that it could make to the tax you needed to pay. 5. AFTER-TAX CONTRIBUTIONS You can make after-tax contributions where you don’t claim a deduction, but any income received is segregated within a concessionally taxed environment. As all income received while you are accumulating your super balance is taxed at 15%, rather than your marginal tax rate outside of the superannuation environment. IN SUMMARY Superannuation contributions have the potential to be a two-for-one offer. You may be able to reduce your taxable income and save money towards your retirement in a concessionally taxed environment. NEXT STEPS As superannuation can be quite complex, we recommend that you speak to your financial adviser before you make any decisions. Please complete the following booking form and Jo-Anne Davis, SMSF Accountant will contact you to arrange a free consultation.
10A & 10B Howard Street
Runaway Bay Group
ONE SOLD ONE TO GO! Brand New! Exclusive! Luxurious! Water Views & A Lift!
We present two stand alone, luxurious residences - each one on its own title. These architecturally designed homes have three levels, an internal lift and a roof top terrace with stunning water views. This is a high end, new build with a respected local developer.
$1,580,000 each You will be at the beach end of Howard Street which leads to Constance Esplanade - a waterfront cul de sac with no through traffic. In a fast moving world this blue chip area is quiet and secluded. Selling now! Please call Desiree for information don’t miss out! www.raywhiterunawaybaygroup.com/2536961
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The principal of the firm, Despina Priala, has practised property and commercial law on the Gold Coast for over 25 years, and has built up an impressive legal pedigree which includes presiding over the settlement of the iconic Q1 tower, construction of several local towers and the second Palazzo Versace hotel in Dubai during her time as in-house counsel at Sunland Group.
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Pacific Pines Statistics Based on a rolling 12 month period and may differ from calendar year statistics
Median Sale Price
Suburb Growth +16.4%
Current Median Price: $676,000
Based on 269 recorded house sales within the last 12 months
269 Based on recorded house sales within the 12 months
Previous Median Price: $581,000
Median Rental Price
$500 pw Based on 275 recorded house rentals within the last 12 months
Rental Yield +3.8% Current Median Price: $676,000 Current Median Rent: $500 Based on 269 recorded house sales and 275 house rentals
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Number of Rentals
275 Based on recorded house rentals within the last 12 months
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16 Mitaro Rise, Pacific Pines
24 Mellum Circuit, Pacific Pines
Sale: Offers over $999,000
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THE GOLD COAST’S LUXURY HINTERLAND ESCAPES WHEN YOU HAVE OVER 70 KILOMETRES OF PICTURE-PERFECT BEACHES AND WORLD-CLASS SURF ON YOUR DOORSTEP, IT CAN NATURALLY BE EASY TO OVERLOOK THE GREEN BEHIND THE GOLD.
ut do so at your detriment. It’s well known the Gold
Burleigh Headland to the North and Coolangatta to the
Coast’s hinterland is an area teeming with natural
south. However, keep your beach cravings in check. The
wonder and remarkable fauna and flora. A place
abundant wildlife and fauna of the Tallebudgera Valley
you’re likely to put in the day-visit basket and think
are more than enough to satiate your senses. Keep your
nothing more of it. The potential, however, to stay and be
eyes upwards, and you might spot one of the well-known
fully immersed in this expanse, all whilst experiencing
koala families in the area; relax by one of the two infinity
high levels of luxury, is very much achievable.
pools, and you’ll have wallabies for company; or try any
Going out and spending time in this removed and picturesque locale doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice
one of their bush tracks, such as the Sunset Path, for an emerald escape with a chorus of native birds.
comfort. On the contrary, there are a spattering of places
The down to earth and placid ambience of your days
that may even redefine your appreciation for the finer
carry over into the evenings. Between delicious and
things. With this sentiment in mind, our list denotes the
remarkable plates of S.L.O.W. (seasonal, local, organic,
plushest ways you can delve into our hinterland — with
whole) curated food, you’ll find yourself on a new table
neither a single tent nor bunkbed in sight.
each evening; providing you ample opportunity to meet your neighbours and hear about the classes they have
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
attended and how this is the most relaxed they’ve felt in a
When you take in the exceptionally full awards cabinets
long time. Afterwards, a starlit sky will find you back in your
— yes, there’s two — in the reception at Gwinganna
accommodation for an early night with the sounds of the
Lifestyle Retreat, it’s at this point you truly begin to
forest serenading you into the deepest sleep of your life.
appreciate the size and offering, as well as quality, of the southern hemisphere’s largest spa. Their recent
Eden Health Retreat
title of Best Luxury Eco Spa for 2021, awarded by the
If it’s serenity you seek — and a chance to carve out
World Luxury Spa Awards, will no doubt point you in this
some healthy life tools — then you needn’t look much
direction also. With 33 treatments rooms and world-class
further than Australia’s longest-running wellness refuge,
treatments such as Abyhang Fusion — offered in just a
Eden Health Retreat. From the moment you enter the
handful of spas worldwide — this is the unflawed place for
properties gates and drive up between manicured
you and a loved one to unwind jointly and disremember
lawns and imposing poinciana trees, an air of tranquillity
your stresses — at least for a while.
washes over you. And this is most certainly the intended
The elevated plateau on which the retreat stands offers unadulterated views towards the coast from
effect: a precursor to relaxation like you’ve never experienced before.
Established in 1985 under the name of Camp Eden,
into your double hydrotherapy spa bath — with a glass of
and with a more ‘basic’ offering initially, the retreat
sparkling in hand — and let the evening soothing calls of
and accompanying grounds have come a long way.
Crimson Rosellas, Whipbirds, and Green Catbirds wash
Nowadays, the 400-acre property comprising ancient
over you, it won’t matter where you are.
sub-tropical forest, escarpments, and running streams, is somewhere you’re implored to reflect and recharge sans
Hamptons Hinterland Retreat
mobile phone and caffeine.
If a graceful Queenslander with astonishing layers of
A series of elegant and modern luxury cabins nestle
indulgence and handsome surrounds is more your thing,
scattered across the low-lying side of the property and
then this superb property at the rolling foothills of the Gold
again on a much higher ridgeline, the latter’s positioning
Coast hinterland will fit the bill effortlessly.
encouraging you to raise your heart rate between
Set within 1.7 acres, the Hamptons Hinterland Retreat
meals and classes. During your stay, a comprehensive
straddles the line of being within striking distance of all the
roster of health professionals and facilitators curate and
bright lights and attractions of the coast whilst an escape
implement a 5-star program designed simply to feed
to rainforests and walking trails is merely a short drive
the soul, not forgetting a sensational kitchen producing
away. The juxtaposition of the two means no two days
delectable health-driven meals five times a day. Do as
will be the same, but make no mistake, once inside this
much or as little as you like. Perhaps you might lie in and
sophisticated estate, you’ll sense a cocoon-like effect from
miss the morning walk but feel like a round of pilates
the outside world. A Textbook setting for switching off and
post-breakfast before attending a nutrition talk in the
finding space to unravel your body and mind.
afternoon — the choice is yours.
Choose between six impeccably presented rooms
One of the highlights has to be simply sitting in the
— or if the occasion warrants it, book the entire
afternoon glow and taking in the view of the nearby
property for you and friends, a corporate event, or a
majestic Tallebudgera Bluff: you, a good book, and only
family reunion. The ample facilities — including a 16
the distant chatter of warbling birdsong.
m swimming pool and huge designer kitchen — with
luxurious finishings at every turn all point towards a graceful sojourn like no other.
Springbrook Lyrebird Retreat Set deep in the Springbrook National Park, this collection
The Mouse’s House
of two cottages and two cabins is an immersive
Gargling streams, outdoor hot tubs, towering brush box
experience into the area’s grandeur. Switch off your
trees and a touch of magic await you at Springbrook’s The
phone and take off your watch, because If given a
Mouses House. With a nod towards fairy tale enchantment,
chance, the accommodation will instil an undeniable
all the property’s 14 chalets have been named with a Disney
sensation you’ve stepped back in time.
in mind: leave a stressful business quarter behind in Snow
During your stay, you will have unprecedented access to one of Australia’s most hidden and lesser-known gems;
White, reconnect with a much-loved one in Cinderella, or escape the kids for a weekend in the Wicked Witch.
a segment of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
The stylishly appointed chalets provide an unequalled
World Heritage Area boasting a plethora of walking trails,
chance to restore a guest’s fundamental connection with
waterfalls, lookouts, and picnic areas. The pinnacle of the
nature. Like it or not, each morning you’ll awaken to the
area must be the renowned Purling Brook Falls circuit,
ageless songs of bowerbirds, thornbills, treecreepers
whereby hikers meet with open eucalypt forest of New
before sipping your first coffee for the day overlooking
England ash before plunging into the gorge to view the
pristine greenery. It may not feel intuitive, but your inner
imposing falls from below.
circadian rhythm will love you for it.
After weaving your way through dense rainforest to
After a full day of either hitting the nearby trails
your cabin or cottage, the first thing you might notice is
or taking it entirely easily, the evenings provide an
the complete lack of mobile phone reception. A blessing
opportunity to sink into a hot soothing body of water and
or a curse — you decide that one. Once inside, the warm
cuddle up in front of a fireplace. There’s also the option to
wood interiors and modest chalet styling would perhaps
request in-chalet Swedish massage, another way to relish
look more at home in the Swiss Alpes. Yet, when you sink
the peace of your secluded hideaway.
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he sunny Gold Coast, with 57 km of coastal breaks, rolling fairways and lush hinterland tracks offers the ultimate location to base your escape. Take your next golf holiday where the courses are plenty, the people are friendly and in a safe, inviting destination. Known as Australia’s playground, visitors to the Gold Coast will be spoiled for choice. Among them, Links Hope Island is rated the number one public access golf course on the Gold Coast. When you play at Links, you’ll be met with a real sense of welcome and warmth from the time you arrive.
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GOLD COAST’S BEST WEDDING VENUES IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO TIE THE KNOT WITH YOUR LOVER ON THE GOLD COAST, ONE OF THE HARDEST DECISIONS YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE IS CHOOSING A VENUE.
he city is home to some of the best wedding
Classic, rustic & charming
venues and locations in the world. With options
Have a day to remember at one of the city’s most
of being surrounded in a lush rainforest or
beautiful and tranquil wedding venues. With options
hinterland, toes in sand on the beach, or an
of wedding within a rainforest, rustic farmyard, or with
elegant formal-style wedding – there really is the perfect
scenic views from the hinterland – these venues are
‘I do’ setting for everyone.
ideal for those looking for a space or setting bursting with charm.
Elegant, romantic & luxurious
• Cowbell Creek, Austinville
Turn up the elegance and romance by hosting your
• Ecostudio Fellini, Mudgeeraba
big day at one of the city’s most stylish and prestigious
• Gold Coast Farm House, Numinbah Valley
wedding venues. Scattered throughout the Gold Coast
• Sol Gardens, Currumbin Valley
and Hinterland, these impressive and stunning venues
• Riverwood Weddings, Maudsland
offer luxury receptions and alluring ceremony backdrops
• Glenrock Farm, Carrara
which will simply take your breath away.
• Eagle Heights Mountain Resort, Wongawallan
• The Valley Estate, Currumbin
• Rivermead Estate, Guanaba
Unique venues for hiring
• Braeside, Merrimac
There’s nothing more wholesome than being with your
• Austinvilla Estate, Austinville
loved ones while indulging in great food and drinks at
• The Bower Estate, Natural Bridge
your favourite venue. Many restaurants and boutique
Gold Coast Farm House
venues on the Gold Coast can provide a special and unforgettable place for your wedding reception. • The Borrowed Nursery, Mermaid Beach • Miami Marketta, Miami • Rick Shores, Burleigh Heads • The Tropic at Burleigh Pavilion, Burleigh Heads • The Collective, Palm Beach • The Penthouse or Glass House at The Island, Surfers Paradise • Greendays, Bundall • Home of the Arts, Surfers Paradise
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help make arranging your big day even easier. Better yet, your hotel accommodation will be right on your doorstep. • RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa • QT Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise • The Hilton, Surfers Paradise • Links Golf Course, Hope Island • Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise • SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise • JW Marriot Resort & Spa, Surfers Paradise • Vibe Hotel, Surfers Paradise • Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Sanctuary Cove
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KEEPING THE GOLD COAST GREEN WITH ECO-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES Plenty of green space in between the environmentally homes of the Eco-village
WE LOOK AT 9 OF THE MOST ECO-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES ON THE GOLD COAST AND SEE WHAT THEY’RE GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY…
Gwinganna Health Retreat
in 2018). Even their packaging is compostable and their
“When I saw this site for the first time, I knew this could
garment bags are made of things like wheat that also break
be the best health retreat in Australia, maybe the world,”
down into compost. And when you don’t want to wear your
Gwinganna founder Tony de Leede always had high
swimmers any more, they’ll recycle them for you.
hopes for his award-winning retreat, set on 200 hectares in the Tallebudgera Valley. But humans weren’t the only
ones set to score big. Gwinganna was designed as much
Sick of all the chemical fumes you usually smell at the
as a haven for the Gold Coast’s native animals. The only
hairdressers, Gold Coast-based Zanzi Hairdressing
health retreat in Queensland with an Eco-Certification, the
decided to open a salon using nothing but sustainable
retreat works with Land 4 Wildlife and Wildcare Australia to
products – and 95 percent of these get rescued from
provide a home for rescued and sick animals from all over
landfill and are sent for repurposing and recycling. The
the Gold Coast. Wallabies eat by your back door, while
proceeds go towards cleaning up oil spills on the Great
koalas sleep in the trees above – some were transported
Barrier Reef. Even your hair isn’t wasted, it’s donated
to the property to live lives as pampered as guests. And
to Variety Australia to make wigs for cancer patients
your meals come from the largest organic gardens of any
in the area. Zanzi is part of a development in Tugun
retreat in Australia, just outside the restaurant. Guests
that was initiated by third and fourth generation locals.
learn the secrets of the perfect organic garden so they can
Cornerstone Stores has won community awards since its
grow their own food at home and help the environment.
inception in 2017 – businesses within it like Zanzi operate with sustainability and community front-of-mind, where
local events are held in an environmentally innovative
You’ll have to dig very deep to find a fashion business in
building that blends into the surrounding bushland
Australia as committed to the environment as Burleigh
(Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is right next door).
Heads’ Peony Swimwear. It’s become a highly successful
boho label – but what motivated owner (and former
Currumbin Valley Harvest
criminal lawyer) Becky Jack most was a concern for the
Long-time Currumbin Valley locals Peter and Jan Fleming
environment, after growing up in some of the most pristine
have spent the past 13 years sharing the joys of home-
environment in Australia in Queensland. The fashion
grown organic and biodynamic produce with the Gold
industry has long had a poor environmental record, but
Coast. Drive out to the end of the Valley and you’ll find
Peony Swimwear give back to the environment and the
their market gardens and café. Come in and pick spray-
Gold Coast community by ensuring every swimwear
free produce – or buy produce from organic, biodynamic
piece they design is made from recycled and sustainable
farmers of the area, whose products they stock. “There’s
fabrics. Since 2019, 100 percent of their swimwear fabrics
not too many farmers left but we make sure we support
have been made from recycled content (from 26 percent
them,” owner Peter Flemings says. “It’s just a nice place for
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
families to come so kids can learn that fruit and vegetables
the ocean it sits beside – and to educate the community
are grown, they don’t just turn up in the supermarket.”
while it does it. It’s the first surf club in Australia to be
Fleming also sells water from a spring that runs right under
awarded Ocean Friendly certification from the Surfrider
the property, while the café serves fresh-made treats, just
Foundation by using no styrofoam, plastic straws, single-
beside a creek on the property.
use plastics and introducing recycling initiatives. It also brings the community together to encourage conservation
in free events held on-site and holds environmental
On her days off, you might catch Abigail King-Nunes on
workshops for kids with marine biologists.
a beach clean with Plastic Free Gold Coast. When she’s working, she’s also doing her best to make a difference to
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
the environment at the café she owns in Mermaid Beach,
You can’t talk about eco-friendly businesses on the Gold
Ocean 4218. There’s a surfie sort of vibe there, regulars
Coast without mentioning the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary:
share her love of the ocean and appreciate efforts she
a 27 hectare sanctuary for wild animals set in some of
makes to save their oceans, one coffee at a time. It was on
the region’s primest real estate. It’s where the needs of
a trip to the Great Barrier Reef that Abigail decided to start
Australia’s native animals come first before any human’s
Ocean 4218. She saw a plastic spoon drop from her boat
– the sanctuary houses one of the largest collections of
right next to turtles. Ocean 4218 is 100 percent plastic-free,
Australia’s native species on the planet. It’s long been a
all single-use takeaway items are compostable, with all
meeting spot for the community – families come here to
paper products derived from renewable sugar cane, while
introduce kids to Australia’s most-loved wild creatures.
a percentage of the profits go to ocean protection groups.
It’s one of Australia’s most eco-friendly businesses too, is heritage-listed and has been a part of Eco Tourism Australia
for 12 years. The sanctuary is all about conservation – it
Heartfill was the passion project of a former Gold Coast
offers the chance to adopt an animal, and its animal hospital
teacher who wanted to create a sustainable and ethical
admits over 14 000 animals a year. It’s also operated by
creative space to share with her fellow Gold Coasters.
a not-for-profit trust that puts every cent it earns back into
Corinne Russel wanted locals to have a place where they
caring for animals and conservation.
could shop sustainably, avoiding mass-produced products. Located in Burleigh Heads, it’s a collection of shops in one
creative space, where everything in every shop is sourced
Gold Coaster James Bartle – CEO and founder of fashion
from local creative people. This funky space also doubles
brand Outland Denim – is a man in demand. He was a tradie
as a creative workshop space for the community to use,
with a social conscience when he decided he’d learn to
and people can also watch people create their products.
make jeans 15 years ago. He went to Cambodia and started
While the intention was all about sustainability and mindful
a jeans company that would revolutionise the industry – by
consuming, the vibe is all vintage and quirk. Saving the
employing women who’d suffered human rights abuses (in
environment feels pretty hip on the Gold Coast.
an industry known for exploitation). So far he’s helped over 750 women. Now his flagship store is on the Gold Coast
Palm Beach Surf Club
and he’s committed to making the fashion world a lot more
Surf clubs are as much a part of the Gold Coast as the
environmentally conscious. He uses organic cotton (which
beaches themselves. Nowhere in Australia has what we do
uses 91 percent less water to produce), doesn’t use harmful
– there’s a surf club built on every good beach on the Gold
chemicals, uses less energy and sources only sustainable
Coast – and you won’t find a better sea view anywhere. But
raw materials. The company’s been a massive commercial
Palm Beach Surf Club offers a lot more than that. Built right
success, but James is proudest of his environmental and
on the beach, it’s set out to do everything it can to protect
human rights work.
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TOP 10 INSTAGRAMMABLE LOCATIONS ON THE GOLD COAST POISED WITH STUNNING BEACHES AND DRESSED WITH A LUSCIOUS HINTERLAND – THERE ARE ENDLESS PLACES ON THE GOLD COAST FOR AN ‘INSTAGRAMMABLE’ PHOTO OPPORTUNITY. THE CITY ALONE IS A SNAPSHOT POSTCARD ITSELF.
Here are our favourite hotspots for the best Insta-worthy
For the waterfall chaser
Sometimes you have to chase waterfalls for a photo opp! There’s plenty of picturesque places on the Gold
For the green thumb
Coast where you can find both luscious greenery
Escape into a tranquil oasis by heading into Currumbin
and stunning waterfalls. Head to Purling Brook Falls,
Valley. This is the perfect area for those wanting to
the Natural Bridge at Springbrook or Elabana Falls
freshen up their feed with some greenery and natural
in Lamington National Park to capture all the natural
landscapes. Freeman’s Organic Farm offers picturesque
beauty the Gold Coast has to offer in all it’s glory.
lookout of views of the Currumbin Valley and surrounds. up some seriously Instagram-worthy plates of eats and
For the street art addict – Surfers Paradise
hang out with the local wildlife. The beautiful Currumbin
Need street-style backdrop? Hidden in nooks and
Rockpools is only a few minute’s drive away too.
corners of the streets of Surfers Paradise are walls of
Pasture & Co is the perfect place for those looking to snap
murals from local creatives. The best finds are found on
storeys high and offering 360 degrees breathtaking
foot. Appel Street and surrounds is the best place to
reviews of the Gold Coast and surrounds – this is a
begin, often decked in the work of Shida Art and other
photographer’s dream. If heights are not your thing,
graffiti-favourited mural artists. There are also a few
there’s plenty of pavement on ground with backdrops of
sneaky spots near Taboo Tiki, The Avenue, and Cavill
high-rises for the perfect street-style photo.
Lane on Orchid Avenue. Southport is also a popular
For the socialite
place as it is decked in murals and fun graffiti.
We sure do love wining, dining and eating out on
For the travel enthusiast – Emerald Lakes
the Gold Coast. If you’re a bit of a socialite and love
International travel may be restricted, but you don’t
Café in Surfers Paradise, Palm Springs or Next Door
have to go far or need a passport to be transported to
Espresso in Burleigh, or Pasture and Co in Currumbin
overseas. Emerald Lakes is a picture-perfect location,
Valley. James Street in Burleigh is also ideal, with the
bustling street offers boutique stores, art and murals,
terraces for those seeking a chic backdrop. Start
snapping up candid pics in trendy venues, visit Bumbles
plenty of good eats and the iconic Burleigh Hill.
your next photoshoot at the French Quarters on The Boulevard before working your way around to the lake.
The scenic devotee – The Panorama, Tallai
Designer doors appreciator
For one of the best spots to grab a photo of the
Add a pop of colour to your Instagram grid by stopping
whole Gold Coast, take a drive up to one of the city’s
by one of the city’s many places where creativity flares.
most underrated spots at The Panorama. Only a few
Mos Desert Clubhouse in Burleigh Heads is decked
minutes drive from Mudgeeraba Road, this lookout
in a floor to ceiling desert-styled murals and boasts a
offers stunning, sweeping views of the Gold Coast and
great atmosphere. Almost every part of Miami Marketta
is covered in uber-cool artwork (including the toilets!), Nursery in Mermaid Beach is another favourite, having
For the culturalist – Chinatown, Southport
monochrome cactus artwork outside and overflowing
Chinatown in Southport is one of the city’s best places
with greenery inside.
to feel as though you’ve been transported to a quaint
making it an Instagrammer’s dream. The Borrowed
part of Asia. There’s plenty of street art, dozens of
For the city slicker – Surfers Paradise
delicious restaurants and venues dishing up goods, and
Take yourself and your followers sky-high by heading
traditional fixtures stationed around the streets, which
up to the iconic Q1 Resort’s Observation Deck. At 77
will make the perfect backdrop.
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