Runaway Bay

Escape enthusiasts will adore Runaway Bay and not just for the name. Bracketed by South Stradbroke Island to the east and a colourful canal system to the west, it's simple to see why this northern Gold Coast suburb was originally better known as Angler's Paradise. For it's a fishing feast galore here where you can opt for deep sea reef and game fishing, or select the more sedate option of dropping your line in a calm water estuary.

The waterways around here are known for their local snapper, kingfish, pearl perch, tuna, wahoo or mackerel or if you venture out deeper, you might just bag yourself a marlin or sailfish. In the early 1970s, this parcel of land was transformed into the more upmarket Runaway Bay, but the laid-back vibe remains.

These days, there's a local marina packed with luxury yachts and cruises and also plenty of options through which to explore the local waterways though houseboat hire. You don't need the big bucks either as there's plenty of budget options. Landlubbers will enjoy the Runaway Bay Shopping Centre, while sports enthusiasts will be drawn to the aquatic and sports centres nearby. All up, it sounds like the perfect escape.

Lae Drive
Runaway Bay, Gold Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$12 - 55
23 June 2017 – 28 January 2018
In an Australian exclusive, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is an international touring exhibition that will only be appearing at Queensland Museum. The exhibition features more than 120 artefacts, interactive games and displays to reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained.

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From AU$8 - 18
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Storytime Ballety: The Sleeping Beauty

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From AU$36 - 56
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Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show

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18 January – 4 February 2018
Ready to thrill you with its frothy fun and naughty moments, this is the boldest bash of them all, so sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! Follow squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget.

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From AU$29 - 59
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Monthly from 20 January 2018
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Resin Jewellery Workshop Brisbane

East Brisbane, Brisbane Area
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Monthly from 20 January 2018
Learn how to make beautiful resin jewellery! In this three hour workshop you will learn how to mix resin, create effects with pigments, dyes and metallic powders, and create a professional finish for your jewellery pieces.
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