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Arundel & ParkwoodGold Coast Suburb Profile

There is great diversity within these suburbs from the rolling hills of golf courses, to The Coombabah Lake Conservation Park and the Ivan Gibbs Wetlands Reserve to the busy roads of Smith Street and Olsen Avenue.

The suburb is a hub of activity. Firstly, it provides the access point to the Pacific M1 Motorway which is busy with travelling commuters. Secondly, it is home to Griffith University which is an attractive campus that has recently gone through a major refurb and expansion period.

Students find Griffith University Gold Coast a particularly appealing campus not only for the great degree choices and sporting facilities but also for its proximity to the beach and Surfers Paradise. The new Gold Coast University Hospital is also on the doorstep making this area highly sought after. 

Both neighbourhoods are very established and are well serviced by public transport (recently connected to the Gold Coast Light Rail), schools and shopping centres. The suburbs have maintained strong and consistent growth over the last decade, which indicates steady development for the future. 

The area is made up of many first home buyers but also those wishing to purchase exclusive golf frontage real estate.

Arundel - Parkwood Education

Primary Schools

  • Arundel
  • Pacific Pines
  • Labrador

Secondary Schools

  • Coombabah
  • Helensvale
  • Pacific Pines
  • Southport

Private Schools

  • A.B. Paterson


  • Griffith University Gold Coast

Arundel - Parkwood Recreation

There are many bike trails, walkways and picnic spots located in and around the Ivan Gibbs Wetlands Reserve and the Coombabah Lake Conservation Park. It's a great place to take the family on a bikeride or your partner on a romantic stroll.

Pick a place and lay down your picnic rug for a late lunch whilst the kids set out to explore and discover. Locals here also seem to have a love affair with Golf. And why not? With some of the Gold Coast's best golf courses and facilities at their fingertips or backdoors.

Arundel - Parkwood Golf Courses

Arundel Hills Country Club

  • Private course - play only available with a member
  • Par 72.
  • 18 hole championship course
  • 28 two or three bedroom suites
  • Clubhouse with first class facilities - 25m swimming heated pool and two tennis courts

Parkwood International Golf Course

  • Set in natural contoured Australian bushland setting
  • 18 hole par 72 championship course
  • challenging for all levels of golfers
  • Well appointed golf course
  • Pro shop

Gold Coast Country Club

  • Picturesque
  • Par 72
  • 18 hole golf course
  • Pro Shop
  • Driving range

Arundel - Parkwood Shopping

There are many large shopping centres close by to cater for the residents of Arundel and Parkwood.

  • Harbour Town
  • Ashmore City
  • Arundel Plaza
  • Australia Fair

Whether it's to pick up your weekly groceries, some freshly baked bread or a serious day of retail therapy - you won't have to drive more than ten minutes to reach your destination.

Arundel - Parkwood Retirement

Woodlands Lodge

  • Blue Care residential low care facility
  • 108 beds
  • Offers long term accommodation upon application
  • Dementia specific units
  • ACAT assessment required

Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images

Arundel - Parkwood 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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