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Pacific PinesGold Coast Suburb Profile

Ideally situated at the northern end of the Gold Coast, Pacific Pines can brag a short drive to the beach strip, all the major theme parks while only being a 45 minute drive from Brisbane. It’s a fast growing residential area on the west side of the Pacific Highway offering plenty of park and recreational areas with views of Stradbroke Island from the more elevated parts of the suburb.

Commonly referred to as Pac Pines, Pacific Pines was originally announced as a neighbourhood within the northern suburb of Gaven in 1994, and became an official Gold Coast suburb in 2003. Since then it has grown into a fantastic family community built on house and land packages in the suburb's early inception, with a thriving property market thanks to its proximity to schools, shopping, facilities, public transport, parklands and more. The family-friendly area is detached enough from Surfers Paradise to be peaceful but still close enough to all the action to be a desirable location to buy or rent a home.

Sporting & Recreation Facilities in Pac Pines


A large park with public sports ground, football field, BMX and skate park, basketball court and playground. The park is also home to the Pac Pines Football Club.

Address: Cnr Brockman Way & Pitcairn Way, Pacific Pines

Pacific Pines Central Park

Boasting a number of sports fields and picnic facilities, this park also offers plenty of playground equipment for young children to go wild on.

Address: 149 Pacific Pines Boulevard, Pacific Pines


A multi-purpose meeting and activity space that the public and groups can hire for private or community events. This includes yoga and pilates, youth groups, senior active classes, education, dance classes and meditation.

Address: 136-160 Pacific Pines Boulevard, Pacific Pines


A beautiful park with netball courts, walking paths, and children's playground. The park also backs onto Coombabah Creek. 

Address: 994 Pacific Pines Boulevard, Pacific Pines

Pacific Pines Schools & Education

In addition to the following primary and secondary schools, Pac Pines is home to numerous child care centres with modern facilities. 

State Primary Schools

  • Pacific Pines State School
  • Park Lake State School
  • Gaven State School (on the northern side of Binstead Way)

State High Schools

  • Pacific Pines State High School

Private Schools

  • Jubilee Primary School (Prep to Year 6), Gaven
  • A.B. Paterson College (Prep to Year 12), Arundel

Golf Courses in Pacific Pines

Pac Pines is in prime location to take advantage of neighbouring Helensvale Golf Course, and the Lakeside Country Club in Coombabah. Both 18-hole courses welcome visitors and are a short distance from Pacific Pines.

In the next suburb over you will also find Top Golf, located next to Movie World in Oxenford. This is an excellent entertainment venue featuring an advanced driving range with lounges, games, food and drinks. 

Pacific Pines Shopping Districts

  • Pacific Pines Town Centre
  • Pinnacle Pines Shopping Centre

Just a short drive away is Westfield Helensvale with hundreds of specialty stores, food and services.


Originally a Pine plantation in the locality of Gaven, the area was taken up by Stockland in 1990 and designed as a suburb with 5,800 housing lots and several open space reserves.

Land sales began in 1993 and half the total lots were already sold by 2003 when the area became its own separate suburb, named for the vegetation and the views.

Find out more about the Gold Coast's history here.

Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Yuki Kimura

Pacific Pines Map

Things to do and seeOn the Gold Coast in Queensland

Theme Parks

Combo passes & packages

Free things to do

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


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