What to do and see in Runaway Bay, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

July 20, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Discover the best top things to do in Runaway Bay, Australia including Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast, Gold coast party pontoons, Runaway Bay Shopping Village, Airport Transfer Company, Lady Elliott Island Eco Resort, Hotshot Charters, Gold Coast Dive Adventures - The Scuba Coach, Gold Coast Whale Watching, Gold Coast Water Craft Hire, Adventures 2 Remember.
Restaurants in Runaway Bay

1. Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast

247 Bayview St, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
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Getaway Sailing on the Gold Coast

Private whale watching sailing charters as well as packages such as our private Day Spa and sailing day or lunch on South Stradbroke Island or maybe a private sailing discovery tour of South Stradbroke Island and don't forget Private whale watching charters under sail. Cruise along side of theses massive mammals. Watch them breaching spy hopping and tail slapping and with a 100% success rate in whale sightings you are sure to witness the annual migration. We also conduct other sailing charters from South Stradebroke Island discovery tours to twilight champagne sailing cruises. All of our cruise bookings are exclusive and private for you and your guests only!

Reviewed By cavalino63 - Melbourne, Australia

We had a great time even though the whales didn't come out to play. We were warned though that being the end of season this would be the case. Beautiful yacht and able to wander freely around her. We managed to see a couple of whales which made the trip well worth it. As for skipper and owner Darrl what can I say? Very informative great sense of humour and a great bloke.
People next whale season book with Darryl and avoid crowds.
Thanks heaps Darryl and good luck with the harvest.
Lenny & Dulce

2. Gold coast party pontoons

247 Bayview St | Runaway Bay Marina "C" Arm, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
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Gold coast party pontoons

At Gold Coast Party Pontoons we offer the most luxurious and best outfitted hire boats on the Gold Coast Broadwater. Whether you are a Gold Coast local or a visitor, a day on the Broadwater on one of our self drive pontoon boats is a day that you will never forget. Pontoon Boat Hire Features: Self Drive - no license required Stable 4 metres by 6 metres pontoon boats offering incredible stability Licensed to carry up to 12 people (or hire two boats for up to 24 people) Ideal Broadwater Cruising Boats Ideal Swimming, snorkelling or Fishing platforms Ideal for Private Parties and Corporate Parties The ultimate Broadwater fishing boat Pet and Wheelchair Friendly

Reviewed By Tubbytommy - Brisbane, Australia

Great day out had by all
Well priced for what you get .. $450 inclusive shared between however many are on (up to 12)
Boat is well kept and well appointed with an excellent sound system that supports bluetooth, quality s/s bbq, toilet, sink, large esky and basic necessities.
Service is excellent, instructions and guidelines are covered quickly and simply
Could do with a table but overall an excellent time :)

3. Runaway Bay Shopping Village

10-12 Lae Place, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia +61 7 5537 2566
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Runaway Bay Shopping Village

Reviewed By minnie242 - Gold Coast, Australia

There’s always something going on here, a new shop or product demonstrations, or pop-up specialties...renovations, car park expansions, all kinds of things to make this Centre more than just a bunch of local shops.
You’ll find the usual chain stores here, and also some independents. Travel agents, newsagents, greengrocers, butchers, poultry, pharmacy, gift shops, fashion, optometrists and audiologists, doctors, pathologists, banks, post office, florists, fresh food of all kinds, kitchen gadgets... you can find almost anything you’re looking for, any day of the week.
There’s a public transport hub too, with buses and taxis.
The Tavern is popular, especially after hours.
Across the road are the Library and sports fields.
Honestly I’m here maybe three times each week. And I still learn something new every visit!
Great bargains at Fruita Bella Tuesday and Wednesday; Woolies will even bake you custom cakes etc.

4. Airport Transfer Company

Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland 4214, Australia +61 1300 282 111
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Airport Transfer Company

Airport Transfer Company (ATC) specialise in both Private Transfers and Express Shuttles between Noosa and Byron Bay in South East Queensland. ATC provide a range of private transfer services between Noosa and Byron Bay. Our private, door-to-door transfers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can comfortably transport up to 11 passengers per vehicle. ATC's Express Shuttle service offers the fastest shared transfers between Surfers Paradise, Byron Bay, Brisbane Airport and Noosa daily. Our daily service is extremely competitively priced and great family packages are available for 2 adults and up to 3 children (0-13 years). With extremely competitive pricing, excellent service, professional accredited drivers and all vehicles less than 2 years old, you will be travelling in both comfort and style with ATC. Child seats are available on request for children under 7 years.

Reviewed By Saadymf

A very reliable, friendly and efficient transport service for a private transfer . Vehicles were clean, equipped with car seats and drivers were great. Especially our driver on the way back who we had a great chat with.
It makes travelling that much easier especially with kids!
Highly recommend and will use again.

5. Lady Elliott Island Eco Resort

Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
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Lady Elliott Island Eco Resort

Reviewed By Dave T - Queensland, Australia

Chose this island as close to home only 30 mins flight time. We were not disappointed a true eco resort. Accomodation was a garden room, not large but had queen bed and 2 bunks and wardrobe. Also fridge shower and toilet. Bed was fine lots pillows and blankets. Strong winds reduced snorkel time but managed to get 3 days in and suggest a 5 or 7 day stay just in case. Lots of Manta Rays some sharks,turtles and lots of large fish. Snorkelling in the southern lagoon good when winds are up or west coast for the real action. Lots of fun things to do during the stay, recommend the snorkel tour. Food was plentiful and great meals, lunch available for 26 dollars or buy from the cafe. Prices were reasonable. This is not a Lizard Island stay but we loved it as and will be making a return journey

6. Hotshot Charters

Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
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Hotshot Charters

43'foot semi custom O'Brien sports fishing vessel offering professional dedicated Captain and crew with over 30 yrs experience putting you on the fish of a life time. Offering trips from cairns to the Gold coast

Reviewed By Caio4321 - Sao Paulo, SP

We had a excellent day with Captain Craig and Matthew, they are a very experienced crew and gave us all the support. The boat was very good with a complete and excellent fishing gear. We caught Mahi Mahi’s and a Black Marlin (that unfortunately escaped...MoreObrigado Ciao, It was a pleasure having you on board. The crew had a great day with you and look forward to seeing and fishing with you the next time you are in Australia. Atenciosamente Hotshot Charters

7. Gold Coast Dive Adventures - The Scuba Coach

246 Bayview St | Runaway Bay Marina, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
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Gold Coast Dive Adventures - The Scuba Coach

Gold Coast Dive Adventures offers regular offshore boat dives (outside the Broadwater). Whilst we specialise in certified diving, The Scuba Coach can offer Introductory Diving, private PADI Dive Courses and AIDA Freediving Courses. We also run occasional night dives, social shore dives with BBQ as well as whale research and rescue expeditions during the winter months.

Reviewed By CallieBags

I've had the pleasure of joining The Scuba Coach on many dive trips whether organized with another dive boat operator, locally and on other sites and in their own boat. All trips have been well organized, professional yet exciting and easy; delivered with friendly professionalism...MoreThank you very much for the kind words. We are glad that you are enjoying diving with us as it is a lot of fun for us too :-). Cheers Matt

8. Gold Coast Whale Watching

247 Bayview St | Runaway Bay Marina, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia
Gold Coast Whale Watching

This 3-4h adventure is an absolute personalised experience on a small vessel with a maximum of 8 participants. The spectators can look forward to closer and longer encounters as humpback whales do not feel intimated by a smaller vessel. The outer tubes of our semi inflatable vessel are only 50cm above the water surface which even allows to submerge your water proof camera on passing whales.

9. Gold Coast Water Craft Hire

10-12 Lae Dr, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia

Gold Coast Water Craft Hire was established by Peter Hudgson from his love of the Gold Coast and its Beaches, which makes them ideal for any type of water sports. Many tourists who come to the Gold Coast want to experience the beautiful weather, spectacular Beaches, theme parks, water activities and Surfing.Call Gold Coast Water Craft Hire to book your adventure, 0427 668 666.

10. Adventures 2 Remember

Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland 4216, Australia

Paragliding, Hiking and Mountain Biking in National Parks of Australia with expert, personalised guidance and equipment

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