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Runaway BayGold Coast Suburb Profile

Runaway Bay is primarily a waterfront suburb, with most homes having canal access. The homes along the canal vary from large mansions to less imposing one story, family friendly pads.

The eastern boundary is the Broadwater and these beaches are protected from the ccean by South Stradbroke Island. All of these factors make Runaway Bay a prestigious area for boaties. Where else on the Gold Coast can you access the Broadwater and the Seaway in just 3 minutes?

The area is not only popular with boating and fishing enthusiasts as it is also located to major shopping centres, great restaurants and pretty parkland.

Runaway Bay Recreation

The Runaway Bar Centre is a local shopping centre with the main chain stores like Target, Best and Less and Big W, plus the major supermarkets, cafes, boutiques and specialty stores.

The centre is also home to the Runaway Bay Tavern, a modern setting for a tavern complete with a bistro, restauran, pub and sports bar, live music and gaming machines. Open late every night, the tav is a great place to catch up for some good food, drinks and a chat with friends and family. 

There's also the Runaway Bay Marina nearby offering storage and a range of marine services to boat owners.

Sports Super Centre

World class sporting facility that was built as a training base for athletes from around the world competing in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Some of excellent grounds the centre boasts include track and field, hockey, gym, pools, football, group fitness, triathlon and beach volleyball facilities, as well as accommodation lodges for visiting athletes.

Address: Cnr Sports Drive / Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay, QLD
Phone: 07 5500 9988

Runaway Bay Education

There are a number of private and State schools within close proximity to Runaway Bay.

Primary Schools

  • Coombabah
  • St Francis Xavier - Catholic

High Schools

  • Coombabah

Runaway Bay Retirement

  • Paradise Lakes Resort
  • Paradise Lakes Nursing Centre
  • Runaway Bay Village
  • Sunny Ridge Gardens

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

Runaway Bay 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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