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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Based Comedy at the Cecil Hotel

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 20 February 2018
Free entry! Join them at 7.30pm every Tuesday night as some of the best stand up comedians from around the country take to the stage to entertain you. Hosted by Based Comedy with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in Australia.

Based Comedy at Oxenford Tavern

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 23 February 2018
Every Friday night at Oxenford Tavern, Based Comedy is bringing the very best comedians from around Australia and around the world to entertain you - all for free! Shows start at 7:30pm with top headliners and hilarious support acts!

Thando 'Numb' Tour - Gold Coast at Nightquarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
23 February 2018
In her first collaboration and with one of the fastest-rising Hip Hop acts in Australia, Zimbabwean born Thando has released her brand new single ‘Numb’ ft Remi with an accompanying clip to coincide with her upcoming National ‘Numb’ tour Feb – April 2018.

Thando Live at Nightquarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
23 February 2018
Zimbabwean born songstress Thando has been gracing stages around Australia with electric presence and powerhouse vocal, and now she’s bringing her NUMB. Tour to NightQuarter! Heralded as a commanding performer, her ability to tell a story takes her audience on a journey of loving oneself and reflection.

NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
Weekly from 23 – 24 February 2018
A festival every weekend. NightQuarter, located on the Gold Coast, is an eclectic night market transforming what once was an empty block opposite the Helensvale train station. Enter beneath the shipping container archway and be transported to another world of market stalls, street food, live music and shipping container boutiques.

Tim Hart (Boy and Bear) Live at NightQuarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
24 February 2018
'The Narrow Corner' Tour. Tim Hart has a thing for honesty and convictions. As the drummer of insanely popular folk-rock band Boy & Bear, the majority of Hart’s musical life is spent behind the drum kit – touring the world, singing back-up vocals, and contributing songwriting to the award-winning Sydney group’s beloved songs and spirit.

Rack and Rummage Sale at Nightquarter

Helensvale, Gold Coast Area
From AU$3 - 3
24 February 2018
The countdown is on… The NightQuarter rack and rummage sale pops up on the last Saturday of the month. Come and discover an eclectic assortment of treasures. Find vintage and preloved fashion, kids fashion, toys, accessories, bohemian fashion, mandala throws, colourful kaftans, plants, succulents and homewares.

Gold Coast Triathlon - Luke Harrop Memorial

Southport, Gold Coast Area
25 February 2018
Be part of Queensland’s most exciting triathlon weekend featuring Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial. Age group athletes have the opportunity to test their limits in the Gold Coast Triathlon.

Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Trials

Southport, Gold Coast Area
From AU$5.00 - 396.00
28 February – 1 March 2018
See the stars of swimming light up the night as they compete for selection in the Australian Commonwealth Games Team. Be part of the excitement over four days and nights, with swimming heroes Cam McEvoy, Cate Campbell, Ellie Cole, Kyle Chalmers and Mack Horton taking on Australia’s best to secure their place in the team.

Festival Opening Night at Nightquarter

Gold Coast,
Free Entry
2 March 2018
NightQuarter would like to welcome locals and tourists alike to visit the opening night at NightQuarter for NightQuarter Festival and NightQuarter’s entertainment program as a Celebration Site for Commonwealth Games.
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