A Day at Sanctuary Cove

Beautiful lifestyle oasis Sanctuary Cove offers a unique and idyllic day trip that is just 1 hour from Brisbane City or 30-40 minutes from Surfers Paradise. Play a round of golf, cruise the scenic Gold Coast waterways and explore the cobbled streets of the Marine Village with its designer boutiques, chic bars and contemporary restaurants - you'll find plenty to fill a day here:


Start your day at Sanctuary Cove with a round of golf at The Palms Golf Course. Ranked in Australian Golf Digest’s Top 50 golf courses, you don't need to be a member to tee off here. Nestled within century-old Cabbage Palms, the course has numerous water features and hazards, with a variety of playing conditions to suit all players.. more

Boating and Cruising

With a stunning marina and access to some of the Gold Coast's beautiful waterways, Sanctuary Cove is the perfect base for taking time out on the water during your day out. Pack a picnic, rent a GoBoat and cruise the Coomera River and canals or let someone else do the driving and set sail on a luxurious 45 foot yacht with Gold Coast Sail. Explore the waterways with their guided tours, on a morning, lunch, afternoon or sunset cruise.... more


With 80 specialty retailers, the Marine Village is a shopper's paradise, where you'll find everything from designer fashion labels and the latest homewares and gifts to bespoke jewellery and more. The impressive range of boutiques includes men’s, women’s and children’s wear, designer handbags and exclusive, custom jewellery pieces. With its wide selection of leading European and Australian labels, the Marine Village is known for some of the best designer wear shopping on the northern Gold Coast .. more


You'd need a week at Sanctuary Cove to visit all of the great bars, cafes and restaurants, with so many foodie experiences to choose from. Start the day with breakfast and a water view at Anchor Buoy or Cafe Bravo then enjoy a lazy lunch, Italian style at Ioesco Cucina or with a french-inspired flavour at Jonez on Food. For a perfect end to the day, stay for a cocktail or glass of wine at sunset, followed by dinner at Dragon Cove or Artichoke Restaurant & Bar, one of the Gold Coast's most popular dining destinations... more


If you can't stay for dinner, take home some fresh-caught prawns from the Sanctuary Cove Prawn Trawler, which you'll find berthed at the marina from Friday to Sunday, with their daily catch available until sold out.

Want to spend more time exploring Sanctuary Cove? Then book a stay at the five star Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, which boasts its own set of fabulous attractions including pool bars, restaurants, a 4.2 hectare salt water lagoon, gymnasium and art gallery as well as access to Sanctuary Cove's golf courses. 

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