Yatala - StapyltonGold Coast Suburb Profile
Superbly positioned in a location of great natural beauty in one of Australia's fastest growing regions, Yatala (on the western side of the M1 Pacific Motorway) and Stapylton (east) was once considered the Gold Coast's 'Ugly Duckling'. That was until the suburb was 'discovered' in the 1970s as a commercial / business / industrial centre conveniently positioned midway between the Brisbane CBD and the Gold Coast.
Today the area offers people a much sought-after lifestyle option; the chance to live in a rural setting with business or work close by. The suburb is a master-planned community that offers an appealing, young eco-lifestyle in a green, semi rural environment.
Residential housing options locally are plentiful and varied, ranging from units and affordable estate-style family homes and waterfront property through to lifestyle acreage, golf course mansions and villas.
Yatala boasts one of the last drive in theatres. Stock up on popcorn and enjoy of the last remining outdoor cinema experiences in Australia. A fishing platform is floated within Albert River Parklands. Good catches are: Bream, Mud crabs, Flathead, Whiting, Mangrove Jack, Shark and Trevally.
The huge Logan Hyperdome Centre is a 15 minute drive north of Yatala and the Beenleigh Marketplace is just a hop, skip and a jump away up the M1.
The only school physically located in Yatala is Rivermount College, a private school going from prep to grade 12. There are a number of schools located nearby however.
- Mt Warren Park Primary School
- St Josephs Tobruk Memoral School
- Beenleigh State School
- Eagleby State School
- Eagleby South State School
- Windaroo Primary
- Beenleigh State High School
- Windaroo Valley State High School
Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images & Flickr user Aristocrats-hat