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Sanctuary Cove

If you stand along the marina and use a little imagination, you can almost picture the famous Gold Coast white-shoe brigade who put Sanctuary Cove on the map during those crazy, hazy 1980s.

While that kind of excess has long departed, the style synonymous with Sanctuary Cove remains in this exclusive master-planned community. This AUD2 billion sanctuary for the rich and famous was built in 1986 and offers a resort lifestyle with two championship golf courses, a marina, a swanky retail precinct with boutiques and restaurants and the five-star InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort.

An impressive 300-plus berth Marina sits at the centre like the top of a wedding cake, and is considered a world-class facility with its capacity for super yachts. But you don't need the big bucks to enjoy a visit here with everything from houseboats, to party pontoons and luxury sailing boats on hire here. Cruise up the river and see how the other half lives as you sail past waterfront mansions. And if you're lucky you may even spot a pair of white shoes, or two.

Sanctuary Cove: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Golf enthusiasts can improve their handicap on two championship golf courses based on designs by Peter Thomson and Arnold Palmer. Afterwards, reward yourself with lunch at the exclusive clubhouse.

Sanctuary Cove: Shopping

The attractive Marine Village boasts specialty shopping, up-market boutiques, beauty salons, art galleries, fine restaurants, cocktail bars, alfresco dining and even a movie theatre. The ambience is relaxed but at the same time chic and sophisticated.

Sanctuary Cove: Travel Tips

Sanctuary Cove is just 20 minutes’ drive from the beaches of the Gold Coast and approximately 45 minutes’ drive from both the Coolangatta and Brisbane airports.

A luxurious waterfront resort provides accommodation for visitors and offers tennis courts, a day spa, gymnasium, pool and all the creature comforts you’d expect in an up-market retreat.

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