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Is quiet and peaceful possible on the Gold Coast?

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Is quiet and peaceful possible on the Gold Coast?

We are older parents with an active preteen who we'd like to treat to an unforgetable themepark & beach holiday. We've both been seriously ill for some years (better now!) and our child has been through a lot. We've never been to the area before and are anxious to find somewhere neat, clean and quiet (but close enough!) to transport, shops etc. We cook, walk a lot and don't need anything too fancy or pretentious. Can you help?

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1. Re: Is quiet and peaceful possible on the Gold Coast?

Were a little over the Gold Coast itself so have been sussing out places to stay that are away from the hustle but close enough (driving) to all the attractions. I can suggest you take a look at the Hyatt Regency in Sanctuary Cove. It's not overly fancy but nice enough and very quaint, plus it's got an amazing lagoon pool. It's about 15min drive to the theme parks and 15min to the coast. Nearby is also Azzura Greens Resort in Hope Island. The apartments are fantastic and rates are sometimes quite low considering the quality of appointments etc. Don't expect much in the way of service as it's essentially an apartment block with a nice pool and across the street from a local shopping village (Bi Lo, newsagent, bakery, tavern, take away). It's also 5 min away from Sanctuary Cove village and a better selection of restaurants (there's a Greek place called Georges Paragon that does half priced meals if seated before a certain time - on the water and great hearty food at good prices). In addition we also quite like the RACV Royal Pines Resort in Asmore again only about 15mins to the theme parks and 15min to the coast. It doesn't look like much from the outside but it was recently renovated and the rooms are good for the prices. Please keep in mind that these places are away from the coastal tourist Mecca and are more tucked away in suburbia, I'm not sure that's tge best place to stay on your first trip to the area, but I thought I'd let you know the places we've discovered that are closer to theme parks and away from the sky scrapers. You can still have a quiet time on the coast pretty much south of Broadbeach ie Kirra, Burleigh, Coolangatta, Palm Beach but you are further from the theme parks. Alternatively you could head north of Surfers to Souhport and beyond. Look at coastal Labrador, Biggera Waters. Haven't stayed anywhere up that way but there are plenty of family friendly mid range resorts/apartment complexes. There is a place a little further up called Allisee apartments, haven't stayed there but it looks nice and you would be slightly closer to the themeparks as well. I really do hope you're going to have a car because all of these places are far more acesssable to everything the Coast has to offer when you've got a car.

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2. Re: Is quiet and peaceful possible on the Gold Coast?

Broadbeach is very pleasant, much quieter than Surfers, more upmarket but still has lots of restaurants, some bars and shops, also close to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. The beach at Broadbeach is much quieter as well and there are nice walks along the front. There are some really nice apartments in Broadbeach, check out the newish Mirvac apartments.

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3. Re: Is quiet and peaceful possible on the Gold Coast?

Hi There!

Check out the following for a quiet relaxed stay on the Gold Coast. Close to the Beach, Transport and easy access to the Theme Parks and other attractions.

goldcoasttouristparks.com.au/park/tallebudge…

(Check out the Tallebudgera waterfront cabins)

goldcoasttouristparks.com.au/park/ocean-beach

(Beachfront Cabins at Miami Beach)

http://www.talismanapartments.com.au/

(Quiet pocket of Broadbeach on the beach)

http://www.2ndavenue.com.au/

(Beautiful Burleigh)

http://www.pacificviews.com.au/

(Main Beach)

There are some fantastic quiet areas on the Gold Coast and this is just a taste. let me know if they are what you are after.

B8

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4. Re: Is quiet and peaceful possible on the Gold Coast?

Thank you so very much for such a generous amount of extremely useful information! I am most grateful for your kind effort and thoughtfulness.

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6. Re: Is quiet and peaceful possible on the Gold Coast?

Beach*ums suggestions of Tallebudgera is great - it really is a lovely quite spot, yet so close to everything.

Our preference on the GC these days is the southern most end - Cooloongatta etc....but there are pockets of brilliance all along the coast.

We too have a pre-teen and I guess if I was heading there to give her some time at the Theme parks ( and dont forget the outlet shopping at Harbour Town) then we would probably stay around Runaway Bay. Even Main Beach still retains a village feel - despite a plethora of Highrise. There is a great van park ( with cabins) and Surf club too.

We recently stayed at Golden Sands at Main Beach, as did a few others posters on this forum - and everyone was really happy. Great value for money :-)

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