Gold Coast

Where to Live

  • For apartment style beach living: Main Beach and Broadbeach
  • For family friendly suburbs: Benowa Waters, Sorrento, Isle of Capri, Some parts of Southport and Ashmore

Cafes

  • Bumbles 21 River Dr Surfers Paradise
  • Elk Café 16 Chelsea Ave Broadbeach
  • Vintage Espresso 1/43 Alfred St Mermaid Beach
  • Commune 1844 Gold Coast Highway Burleigh Heads
  • Ferry Rd Markets in the Brickworks, Ferry Rd Southport
  • Evergreen 2 Ashmore Rd Bundall
  • Café Republic 3 Montana Rd Mermaid Beach
  • Piccolo espresso 2 Hythe St Miami
  • No name Lane Elizabeth Ave Broadbeach

Restaurants

  • Hellenika 2235 Gold Coast Highway Nobby Beach
  • The Fishhouse 50 Goodwin Tce Burleigh Heads
  • Little Truffle 2444 Gold Coast Highway Mermaid Beach
  • Pinnochios 2460 Gold Coast Highway Mermaid Beach
  • Ristorante Fellini Marina Mirage,Seaworld Dr Main Beach
  • Chill Dining and Wine Bar 10/26-30 Teddar Ave Main Beach
  • Social Eating House and Bar 137/3 Oracle Bvld Broadbeach

Best Beaches

  • Waves: Burleigh Heads, Currumbin Alley, Greenmount, Rainbow Bay
  • No waves: Budds Beach, Currumbin Alley,

Parks

  • Broadwater Parklands,
  • Marine Pde Southport Kurrawa Park,
  • Broadbeach Mcintosh Island Park,
  • Surfers Paradise Budds Beach Reserve,
  • Surfers Paradise Palm Beach
  • Parklands at the Currumbin creek foreshore

Things to do

  • Theme parks: Wet n Wild, Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World,
  • Outback Spectacular
  • Currumbin Rock Pools
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Visit the Beaches
  • Shopping – Robina Town Centre, Pacific Fair, Marina Mirage

Day trips/Weekenders

  • Byron Bay,
  • Kingscliffe,
  • Cabarita Beach,
  • Brisbane,
  • Springbrook National Park,
  • Mt Tambourine,
  • Sunshine Coast

Daycare

  • Imagine Early Learning
  • Southport Cool kids Southport
  • Bauer St Community Childrens Centre Southport
  • Trinity Occasional Care Southport

Kids activities

  • Music with Monica
  • Imagine That Indoor Play centre Robina

Websites/Facebook Groups

  • Good Food Guide Queensland – http://www.goodguides.com.au/queensland/
  • Gold Coast Kids – http://www.goldcoastkids.com.au
  • Brisbane Kids – http://www.brisbanekids.com.au
  • The mummy tree markets – http://themummytreemarkets.com.au