Runaway Bay is a waterfront and canal suburb located toward the northern end of the Gold Coast. The waterfront is a short stroll and is a paradise for boat lovers with ample boating opportunities. Some parts of the suburb have no bridges allowing high-mast access to the Broadwater and Seaway. Runaway Bay also has a sailing dinghy/trailerable yacht facility operated by Southport Yacht Club. The waterfront is just a short stroll for the locals or tourists. Its location offers a paradise for the boat lover. South Stradbroke Island protects the suburb from the ocean elements.
Runaway Bay has waterfrontages and canal estate access to the Broadwater. The waterside location of the suburb means homes sell for premium prices.
Runaway Bay Shopping Village is a hub for locals and has a number of specialty stores as well as Woolworths, Coles, Big W and Target. Five minutes away is Harbour Town Shopping Centre, an outlet haven that is home to a number of brand names. There are small shops and cafes along the Paradise Point Esplanade overlooking the Broadwater just five minutes north.
Primary: Coombabah, St Francis Xavier (Catholic). High: Coombabah
Runaway Bay Village has serviced studio apartments available.
Bay Medical Centre is situated in the Runaway Bay shopping centre.
Buses run regularly through Runaway Bay. Helensvale train station is about a 10-minute drive.
The Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre is a leading training facility for the public and athletes. It has a gym, aquatic centre, accommodation and dining facilities. The Runaway Bay Tavern, located next to Runaway Bay Shopping Village, is a nice spot for a drink and serves good pub meals.
Gold Coast Country Club is about a ten minute drive from Runaway Bay. It is an 18-hole championship course located next to the Helensvale train station. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the facilities including a fully licensed bar and bistro.
Robina Rail station is adjacent to the town centre and has a bus shuttle service. The trains link to Nerang, Helensvale and Brisbane. Local buses service the area with connections to other parts of the Gold Coast. Easy access to the M1 Motorway.