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Couran Cove Resort

Couran Cove Resort Update June 2011: Sadly the resort at Couran Cove is not currently operating as a resort facility. We hope that will change in the future, but until then please read this page as information only. No resort bookings can be made at this time.

Couran Cove Resort is a resort with all the activities and facilities you could want for your South Stradbroke Island holiday. Located on the western broadwater side of South Stradbroke Island and based around a man-made marina, it is nestled between the native bush and the magnificent waterway.

Couran Cove Island Resort offers limited daytripping opportunities.  The cost to go for a day is almost the same as staying over - so why not make a break of it so you can really enjoy this top Gold Coast resort. 

There accommodation options suit just about any taste and family group combination you can think of.

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Couran Cove Resort offers several food options including a restaurant, cafe, bar and poolside kiosk.  For some pampering try the Day Spa and Rejuvenation Centre, they even have Couples Massage Room.

What I like most about this resort is that it truly is that, a base for your whole holiday you can really relax and enjoy an island resort yet still have access to all the other activities the Gold Coast has to offer.

I highly recommend Couran Cove Resort for couples and families of any age.  It is my favourite resort on South Stradbroke Island because it has everything for a short or long holiday.  I cannot imagine you will be disappointed with the location, accommodation or the food.

There are often excellent packages available, check website for latest specials.  

The best deals I have found as they come directly from Couran Cove Resort and include important things like transfers as well as accommodation.

Important Tip - If you see a house or privately advertised accommodation at Couran Cove Resort, becareful to check the inclusions as you may have to pay for your own transport to the island by water taxi or boat charter, especially if you want to bring your own supplies! This can be great if this is what you want, or you can be caught out.

Types of Accommodation at Couran Cove Island Resort

From the hotel style rooms, 1, bedroom suites, 2 and 4 bedroom self contained accommodation in lodges or villas to full houses.  

Marine Deluxe Hotel room is ideal for couples or singles but can accommodate upto 2 adults and 2 children. 

Marine Suite hotel style accommodation is a one bedroom apartment for upto 4 adults, or 2 adults and 4 children.  

2 bedroom self catering lodge for up to 5 adults, or 2 adults and 4 children whilst the 4 bedroom self-catering villa will accommodate up to 8 people.

Couran Cove Resort Facilities and Activities

Resort facilities include 25m lap pool, children’s pool and playground, kids club, water sports and  sports centre. Bikes are a great way to get around this resort and surrounds.  You can hire all manner of bikes.

Water sports and activities including:
(Please note some are inclusive, whilst others incur extra fee)
  • Speed boat and banana boat rides
  • Waterskiing 
  • Wakeboarding
  • Seaplane joy flights
  • Catamarans 
  • Kayaks
  • Parasailing
  • Jet Ski's hire and tours
  • Pools, Beach and Calm Water swimming
  • Lifeguard patrolled surf beach
  • Fishing - Calm Water, Surf Beach , 4WD Fishing tours, Tackle and Tinnie Hire and Bait
  • 'Gwonda' Catamaran cruises

Couran Cove Resort Activities and Facilities also include:

  • Various Environmental  and Historical Guided tours and talks
  • Gym
  • Half-court basketball 
  • Flood-Lit tennis 
  • Beach volleyball 
  • Low and High Ropes Course
  • Lawn-bowls
  • Shuffleboard
  • Putt putt golf course 
  • Golf driving nets
  • Sprint track
  • Softball batting cage
  • Giant kids playground
  • Indoor Games Centre
  • Kids Club and activities (3 to 12 year olds) including:
    • Treasure hunts
    • Disco nights
    • Movie nights
    • Kayak cruising
    • Adventure playground
    • Beach games
    • Indoor Cricket
    • Smash Hockey 
    • T-shirt painting
    • Face painting
    • Sand castle competitions
    • Mini Olympics
    • Special theme nights
    • Creepy spotlighting 
    • Arts and crafts

Couran Cove can still be used as a base for your Gold Coast holiday, but you will need to transfer to the mainland for activities such as:

  • Golf Course excursions
  • Theme park family days
  • Shopping tours
  • Hinterland and Rainforest tours

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