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You may be forgiven for imagining that a Gold Coast family holiday is all surf beaches and theme parks, but you’re selling it short!
Not only is there the magnificent coastline and glorious hinterland to explore, there are pockets of family-friendly magic all over Gold Coast, not least of which is the beautiful Sanctuary Cove.
Located in the northern Gold Coast region on the Coomera River, Sanctuary Cove is just 40 minutes from both of Queensland’s major Airports and 20 minutes from the famous Gold Coast beaches and it’s jam packed full of family adventure to be had.
Oh, and if you’re a fan of Aussie wildlife, kangaroos, koalas and echidnas just casually stroll around the neighbourhood! We share why you should consider Sanctuary Cove for your next family holiday in the gallery below …
Sanctuary Cove is perfect family fun!
Relax at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
The crown in the jewel of Sanctuary Cove has to be the grand InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort.
From the moment you first catch a glimpse of it’s glorious entrance way, everything about this resort lets you know that you’re about to have the time of your life.
Recently renovated, and nestled within 4.2 hectares of lush green landscaping, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is home a show-stopping one-acre Lagoon Beach, Queensland’s only High Coffee experience and signature service excellence.
There’s something for all ages!
Families can enjoy pool time at either the one acre saltwater lagoon pool or the nearby Terrace pool at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort.
Dedicated specifically for your little explorers, Planet Trekkers is a kid’s program at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort.
Taking inspiration from the Resort’s unique location, the program offers both indoor and outdoor adventures, from a torch safari to a golf buggy tour, and indoor games within the air-conditioned Garden Lounge.
Planet Trekkers includes a carer for a three-hour session including light refreshments, and is ideal for kids aged 4-12.
Sail into sunset with Gold Coast Sail
Thought sailing into the sunset was just for those seeking romance or a party? Think again! A sailing adventure is perfect family fun and an incredible way to make lifelong memories.
Trevor and Michelle from Gold Coast Sail welcome everyone on board, including little adventurers, as they explore the beauty and magic of the Gold Coast waterways on board their incredible 45′ Hunter Deck Salon Sailing yacht, Sol Cazador.
From the cushioned cockpit seating, vast covered deck areas, luxuriously equipped cabins, lounge and galley below Sol Cazador certainly impresses, but it’s the hospitality and local knowledge on offer from Michelle and Trevor that really makes this experience memorable.
Eat up at Anchor Buoy Cafe
Wear your eating pants, because this cafe serves up real deliciousness at Sanctuary Cove Marine Village!
Whether you want a delicious pancake breakfast or a mouthwatering meal from the huge selection of delicious meals and snacks Anchor Buoy delivers! Oh and the coffee is next level too.
Stroll through the marina and village at Sanctuary Cove
With it’s romantically paved streets and fairy lighted trees, Sanctuary Cove’s Marine Village really feels like you’ve stepped away from everyday life.
Families can discover a delicious selection of cafes, restaurants and bars, plus a delightful range of specialty shops including fashion boutiques, art galleries, gift stores and the Village Theatre. For your convenience, there’s an extensive array of business services available including banking, medical, pharmacy and beauty.
A stroll down the neighbouring marina looking at the incredible boats moored is fun for all ages.
Relax and reset at Cove Tavern
It’s not a family-friendly destination without a family-friendly pub and Sanctuary Cove delivers with Cove Tavern.
Situated in the middle of Sanctuary Cove Village over looking a grassed area with plenty of room for the kids to play, Cove Tavern is all about great food, great drinks and relaxing atmosphere.
Guests can enjoy lunch or dinner with their seasonally changing menu including a range of daily specials.