Hope Island

You would expect anticipation to be fairly high when travelling to a place called Hope Island and this destination doesn't disappoint. But rather than being named after the positive emotion, it actually borrowed its name from a colonial aristocrat Captain Louis Hope who was granted land at the mouth of the Coomera River in recognition of his sugar industry contributions.

These days, Hope Island flourishes with its gated community The Hope Island Resort. Nearby, Hope Island's more laid-back neighbour Jacobs Well was actually named after its freshwater waterhole which has been luring thirsty travellers since the mid 1800s. A quiet fishing village which sits near the mouth of the Pimpama River, it is considered the gateway to southern Moreton Bay and is just a short boat ride away from the Gold Coast Broadwater and Southport.

But with waters teeming with flathead, whiting, tailor and bream, and no bridges in this coastal channel, this place is all about the fishing which is enough to bring hope to the heart of any ardent angler.

Hope Island Road
Hope Island, Gold Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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