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Runaway Bay Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Runaway Bay

Runaway-Bay-Private-BeachThe waterfront Runaway Bay suburb of Australia's Gold Coast is a serene haven with its waters protected by offshore islands and some of the best beaches in the area on its doorstep.

Top activities

  • Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre - The RBSSC has some of the best facilities in the entire country for novice and elite athletes as well as a wide range of community facilities.
  • Water Sports - This whole stretch is famous for its range of water sporting activities, with everything from parasailing and windsurfing to paragliding and diving.
  • Cruises - There are many local cruises to the likes of Sanctuary Cove and Stradbroke Island and you can join River and Tall Ship Cruises to get the most out of a break here. .


Runaway Bay is a relatively quiet suburb but close to plenty of the famous Gold Coast entertainment venues, and there is a great choice when it comes to dining out, with numerous bistros, pizza huts, steak houses and cafes in the immediate vicinity. La Piazza Restaurant & Bar is a particularly popular spot right on the shore and next to the marina. The family-run Can Tho Kitchen does good Vietnamese cuisine.

Things to do

Runaway Bay and the Gold Coast are Australia's playground regions and are ideal for families to enjoy quality time together. Dreamworld and Movie World are just a couple of the stunning venues with thrilling rides and fun exhibits, and at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Sea World the kids will love getting up close and personal to some stunning local characters.

Runaway Bay Hotels

There are many options when it comes to accommodation here, with plush hotels and guesthouses rubbing shoulders with self-catering apartments and student digs, so there's something to suit everyone.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team


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