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Hope Island Gold Coast

Hope Island IS Gold Coast Lifestyle!

Hope Island (HI) is at the northern end of Australia’s Gold Coast.  Right next door to the prestigious Sanctuary Cove.

It is an area still very much “under development”, but is certainly taking shape.  

The area was originally sugar cane farms and is being transformed into luxury residential and holiday accommodation in secure gated communities that are based around canals, the Coomera River and resort style golf course.

This is what Gold Coast lifestyle is all about!

Holiday rentals and accommodation options include:

Boat at Hope Island Marina Gold Coast Australia
Boat in the marina
  • 4½ star boutique hotel
  • luxury villas
  • apartments
  • houses

Hope Island Resort (HIR) comprises of several large exclusive residential communities based around the marina waterways and golf courses.

Azzura Greens offers different styling to HIR but has a clubhouse, facilities, golf course and to complete the lifestyle of the rich and famous, Azzura Tennis Academy (was Pat Cash Tennis Academy) provides great opportunities to sharpen your tennis game!

The convenient shopping village means you can pick up your holiday needs without having to go too far and enjoy great relaxed restaurants or cafés including the Boardwalk Tavern and Red Rock.

The marina boasts super yacht berths as well as regular berths.

As usual in the Gold Coast you will be spoilt by the great golf and sporting facilities – anyone for tennis?

Hope Island Shopping Village
Hope Island Resort Shopping Village
and Marina

Pretty much all the facilities you’d expect in a top holiday destination.

Many of the properties for rent come with their own Golf Buggy to get you around on some of the private roads.

Buggies are so cool!

It is one of those places that once you see it, or experience it, you are going to want to move here.

If you do feel the urge to relocate here, check out my friends at Hope Island Resort Realty, the local specialists in lifestyle rentals, international purchasers and properties for sale. They also have a great local resource with lots more information about Hope Island.

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Attractions

    Boardwalk at Hope Island Marina is home to some great cafes, restauarants and the Boardwalk Tavern
    Boardwalk at Hope Island Marina
    home restaurants and cafes
  • Two main marinas - HIR Marina and Hope Harbour Marina
  • Easy Broadwater access via Coomera River
  • HIR Shopping Village – shopping, cafés and restaurants
  • HIR Golf Club and Golf Course – Links style championship golf course designed by Britain's Peter Thompson
  • Azzura Greens Resort incorporating the Azzura Greens Tennis Academy (formerly known as Pat Cash Tennis Academy)
  • Farmers Markets at Links Golf Course last Sunday of the month 8.30am to noon for gourmet delights
  • Marina Quays Market Village open 6 days from Tuesday to Sunday includes an ecclectic range of local producers, arts and crafts, entertainment, cafes and restaurants. Market days are Saturday and Sunday 7.00am to 3.30pm includes local stall holders and entertainment.
  • Boat Hires and Charters
  • Game Fishing Charters - Castille Charters
  • Houseboat Hire - Fantaseas Afloat Houseboat Hire and Sundowner Houseboat Holidays are both located at Hope Harbour

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Hope Island Accommodation

Azzura Greens Resort

Azzura Greens Resort - a stunning world class resort with 1 or 2 bedroom apartments with the 18 hole Championship links golf course on one side and Azzura Greens Tennis Centre which is home to the Pat Cash International Tennis Academy on the other.

Apartments are modern with airconditioning and luxury fixtures and fittings.

Resort facilities include lagoon pool with white sandy beach, lap pool, spa, steam room, gym, BBQs and the tennis centre.

Buggies are available either luxury or themed!  Limousine service and two air-conditioned resort coaches.

Great location and facilities with easy access to the marina, shopping village and Sanctuary Cove for restaurants and shops.

Click here to find out more about Azzura Greens Resort including rates and availability.


Marina Quays International

Marina Quays International - formerly Chancellor Resort Hope Harbour, 4 star hotel situated on Hope Harbour Marina.  Hotel style rooms and suites.

Facilities include resort pool, gymnasium, sauna, spa, tennis court, The Pier Restaurant and a bar.

This is a functional hotel, but you will need a car if you stay here as it is away even from the main resort and other local facilities.

Click here to find out more about Marina Quays International including rates and availability.


Villa Casablanca Resort Villas

Villa Casablanca Resort Villas - self rated 4½ star villas with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms.  HIR Golf Course surrounds the enclave on 3 sides.

Transport of some kind is essential from here if you want to access Hope Island Marina and Shopping Village either a car or buggy!

Click here to find out more about Villa Casablanca Resort Villas including rates and availability.


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Golf Information

Hope Island Resort Golf Course

Hope Island Marina Gold Coast Australia

This golf course is the only links style golf course on the Gold Coast. A 6,500m Par 72 from the Championship tees.

It is an interesting course set around the residential Hope Island Resort.

There is an aquatic driving range, chipping and putting greens, golf shop and golf academy. Green fees include motorized buggy. The carts have GPS too!

This course is a soft spike only course – so remember to pack your soft spikes!

After the game you can enjoy the clubhouse facilities including restuarant and bar.

More information about other Gold Coast Golf Courses

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Beach Information

Hope Island has no beaches. There is a small river beach at Santa Barbara.

Closest beach on the Broadwater is Paradise Point.  At Paradise Point there is a swimming enclosure for safe swimming in the Broadwater.  Also a great café strip with some excellent little gourmet deli's and cafés.

Best beach by boat would be the pristine beaches at South Stradbroke Island – usually you have them all to yourself!

Broadwater beaches at Paradise Point, Labrador or Southport are within about 20 to 25 minutes drive.

Drive to Main Beach for some ocean beach and surf fun. Main Beach is the closest ocean beach and will take about 30 to 35 minutes by car.

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Travel Times

Approximate travel times by motor vehicle - please note travel times can be affected by many factors including traffic hazards and roadworks. These are just an indication.

10 minutes
Harbour Town – shopping, cinemas and cafes

20 minutes
Dreamworld & WhiteWater World – water and theme park
Movie World – theme park
Wet ‘n’ Wild – water theme park
Australian Outback Spectacular – entertainment

30 minutes
Sea World – water and theme park
Main Beach – beach and great cafes and restaurants
Surfers Paradise – beaches, attractions, restaurants and entertainment

40 minutes
Broadbeach – beaches, restaurants and entertainment
Jupiters Casino – Entertainment and restaurants
Pacific Fair – shopping, cinemas, entertainment and cafes

50 minutes
Burleigh Heads – Surfing and beaches
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Gold Coast Airport at Bilinga
Coolangatta

1 hour 5 minutes
Brisbane Airport

1 hour 20 minutes
Tropical Fruit World – Duranbah

2 hours 10 minutes
Australia Zoo – Beerwah, Sunshine Coast


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Directions for Car Travel

For directions and other information I recommend you use Google Maps Australia.  This will open in a new window, select the get directions tab and then type in your starting point and where you want to go.  I find the format the easiest to use and follow.



 

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