Gold Coast Suburb Profile - Robina
Robina is a masterplanned residential community that has been growing at an exponential rate for the last two decades. There is everything one could ever need in Robina - good schools and the private Bond University, wonderful shopping, parks, bike and walk trails and lakes. It's also a stones throw away from the popular Burleigh Beach.
There are so many new developments taking place offering luxury for singles, families, retirees and students at affordable prices. Popping up all over the place are high rise residential apartments, villas, townhouses and the odd stand alone house.
Robina's property developers have been trumpeting it as the new centre of the Gold Coast for over a decade, but now, finally, it looks like they're almost there.
With its 2.5 billion dollar Robina Town Centre shopping centre, train station with direct link to Brisbane, Bond University, Varsity Lakes IT hub and now a brand new football stadium, you can't ignore the fact that Robina is the new, alternate, Gold Coast CBD
Robina's history doesn't extend much past the late 1980s when it was still a floodplain/swamp waiting to be developed. Its central location and proximity to both beaches and the Pacific Highway made it a natural spot for a massive urban development, but it took until the late 1990s (or perhaps it was the building of Bond University) for the landscape to be completely re-shaped from a swamp into a gently undulating lakeside business and residential centre.
Southport's location on the Broadwater and its historical buildings, government tennants, courthouse and commerce facilities still make it the official central business district of the Gold Coast, but Robina's carefully planned town centre, high profile multi-national tennants and infrastructure may very well help it steal the title in years to come.
Robina is home to Australia's only private, independently funded university - Bond University.
- Robina State
- Varsity College
- St Vincent's Catholic
- All Saint's Anglican School
- King's Christian College
- St Michael's
Robina Medical Facilities
St Vincent's Hospital offers numerous facilities and surgeries. The suburb is also relatively close to Pindarra, Allamanda and The Gold Coast Hospital. There are also numerous doctors clinics in the area.
Robina is home to Robina Town Centre. This shopping centre has recently undergone a major makeover and has an excellent range of retail stores, specialty stores, cinemas, supermarkets and other services. There is also a new and huge food court that will satiate even the pickiest person.
Robina Village Centre is a great one stop shop for groceries, beauty shop, real estate, petrol and bottle shop - this is also where the Robina Tavern is located. There are also many other shopping destinations in the area including: Pacific Fair, Robina Quays, Q Super Centre and Christine Corner.
There is lots to do in Robina. There are numerous bikeways, parks and playgrounds which make for a great family day out. The lakes and riversfronts are excellent places to drop a line in and relax. Just watch out for the families of ducks which waddle about the area come Spring.
There are some great cafes located on the river - wonderful for a casual lunch or drinks of Friday nights. There are also a few pubs in the area Don's Tavern is Bond Universities own pub but there is also the Robina Tavern and the Dog and Parrot which are pretty popular as well.