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Couran Cove Island Resort, South Stradbroke Island

Couran Cove Island Resort is located only 30 minutes by ferry on South Stradbroke Island off Queensland’s Gold Coast, Australia.

Guests are spoilt for choice with facilities including the ultimate Day Spa, more activities than any other island resort, every conceivable water sport, kids’ club, a choice of dining outlets and 22 kilometres of Pacific Ocean surf beach.

Stay in award-winning hotel accommodation perched over the water’s edge. There’s something for everyone whether you bring the whole family or indulge in a romantic escape for couples. Seniors enjoy the range of dining options and activities plus Couran Cove Island Resort welcome special interest groups or clubs.

Couran Cove Island Resort is also the perfect destination for conferences and meetings with state of the art facilities and a flexible range of accommodation choices, all set in a unique and relaxing environment to stimulate and inspire.

Accommodation Options

Marine Deluxe

With sweeping views and generous balconies, your stay in a marine deluxe room will be unforgettable. They feature Carrara marble bathrooms with twin basin vanities, a bath and separate shower. There is also a fold out sofa bed for an additional guest. Deluxe rooms can be converted to twin or king bed configurations. The size is 54 square metres, the view is of the boardwalk, the marina and the lagoon. The rooms are air-conditioned with fans, a kitchenette with crockery/cutlery. There are rooms available for guests with disabilities.

Marine Suite

Fully air-conditioned with large terrace balconies over the lagoon, the suites are suitable for young families or small groups. They offer a separate double bedroom and two sofa beds in the lounge area. They feature Carrara marble bathrooms with twin basin vanities, a bath and separate shower. Suites can be converted to twin or king bed configurations. The size is 71 square metres, the view is of the marina and lagoon. They are air-conditioned with fans, a kitchenette with crockery/cutlery. Rooms for disabled guests are available.

Two Bedroom Lodge

The Marine Lodges have their own large private deck with steps leading directly to the white beach sand of the lagoon or the marina. Bathrooms feature Carrara marble, twin basin vanities as well as full sized baths and separate showers. All lodges are perched over the Marina water or lagoon. The size is 87 square metres, the view is of the Broadwater and lagoon. There is a kitchen with crockery/cutlery for six. There are two bedrooms, air-conditioning, fans and gas log fires.

Four Bedroom Villa

The Marine Villa multi-level design creates the ideal environment for separate family living and cooking areas. A huge balcony deck and outside living area offers a barbecue venue or a parents’ retreat. The spacious villas are complete with elegant furnishings and the highest quality fittings. The size is 182 square metres, the view is of the Broadwater or the Forest. (Different rates apply). Upstairs there is one bedroom, one bathroom, lounge and kitchen with dining capacity for eight, there is a total of four bedrooms, the villas are air-conditioned with fans, gas log fires, compact disc players, a gas barbecue.

Activites and Experiences at Couran Cove Island Resort

  • National Ecotourism Certification Program (EcoCertification)
  • Art and Craft making Art and craft classes are run at various times through the week, bookings can be made via the Tour Desk.
  • Birdwatching Bird watching walks are run at various times through the week, bookings can be made via the Tour Desk.
  • Bushwalking Bush walks are run at various times through the week, bookings can be made via the Tour Desk.
  • Canoeing
  • Rock Climbing Rock climbing wall is located in the sports centre and is open daily.
  • Cooking
  • Cruising Cruises depart at various times through the week on board the resort’s catamaran ‘Spirit of Gondwana’. Bookings can be made via the Tour Desk.
  • Cycling Bicycles are available to be hired at the resort. Various cycle tracks and trails have been marked throughout the resort.
  • Fishing – Beach Guided beach fishing is available. Bring your own equipment or hire it from the fishing hut.
  • Exercising Different exercise classes are run at various times through the week, bookings can be made via the Tour Desk.
  • Flora
  • Game Playing
  • Golfing
  • Mini Golf/Putt Putt Complimentary mini golf course available.
  • Kayaking Complimentary kayaks are available at the Activities Centre, life jackets are provided. Kayaking tours are run at various times through the week, bookings can be made via the Tour Desk.
  • Learning/Lessons/Tuition Lessons and tuition is available for most activities.
  • Art Painting
  • Para-Sailing/Para-Flying Para sailing is available from the Watersports Beach.
  • Meditating/Relaxing Tai Chi and Yoga classes are run at various times through the week, bookings can be made via the Day Spa.
  • Sailing Catamarans are available from the Watersports Beach.
  • Scenic Flight Sea Plane and Helicopter scenic flights are available. Bookings essential and can be made via the Tour Desk.
  • Skiing – Water Water skiing is available from the Watersports Beach.
  • Sports Participate Various indoor and outdoor sports are organised at various times through the week, bookings can be made via the Tour Desk.
  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing Wind surfers are available from the Watersports Beach.
  • Swimming The resort has two swimming pools located on Spa Island.
  • Tennis The resort has two tennis courts located at the Sports Centre. Court cost includes racket and ball hire.
  • Bush Tucker
  • Animal Viewing Day and night walks are offered to view the animals on the island in their natural habitat. Walks are run at various times through the week, bookings can be made via the Tour Desk.
  • Walking A range of walks and walking trails are available at the resort.
  • Water-based A range of water based activities and games are available. Bookings for these activities/games can be made via the Tour Desk.
  • Direct
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • 24 hour Reception There are two reception areas one at the Runaway Bay Departure Terminal and one on the island. Check in and Check out is at the Departure Terminal at Runaway Bay.
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Babysitting Babysitting services available.
  • Bar Licensed bar on premises.
  • BBQ Facilities Free barbecue facilities are available at the picnic ground. Barbecues are also available in some room types (Lodges, Villas and Nature Cabins).
  • Bicycle Hire Bicycles for hire.
  • Boat Ramp
  • Office Services/Business Services The Business Centre has a variety of equipment available for use by guests including secretarial service, facsimile facilities, internet, photocopier and personal computers.
  • Car park Complimentary car parking at the departure terminal at Runaway Bay.
  • Child Minding Centre ‘Kites Kids Club’.
  • Child Pool The kids club pool ranges from point three to point nine metres in depth and has a shade cloth covering.
  • Child Activity Program ‘Kites Kids Club’ runs every day of the week.
  • Cafe/Coffee shop The resort offers a variety of different restaurants/cafes and bars, including The Restaurant, Boardwalk Bar and Cafe. Poolside Cafe and the Oceanman Surf Cafe.
  • Conference/Convention Facilities Conference facilities for up to 350 people are available.
  • Cots Available Cots for young children are available on request.
  • Cycle/Running Path The resort encompasses 151 hectares and includes a number of cycle and running paths.
  • Dry Cleaning Dry cleaning and wash and fold services available.
  • Entertainment A variety of entertainment is provided daily from walks and tours to live bands every weekend.
  • Equipment Hire A variety of equipment is available for hire including tennis courts, rock climbing and motorised water based activities.
  • Games/Recreation Room Activities Centre open from 8.00 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. daily.
  • Gymnasium Two gymnasiums are available in the Sports Complex, one indoor and one outdoor.
  • Hairdresser Hairdressing facilities are available via the Day Spa.
  • High Chair High chairs are available on request.
  • Ice
  • Iron
  • Kiosk The resort has a General Store which supplies everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to the latest weekly magazines.
  • Laundry Guest coin operated laundry facilities are available.
  • Marina Facilities Berthing for boats is available at the resort marina. A small fee applies for day guests.
  • Masseur/Masseuse Massage facilities are available via the Day Spa.
  • Medical Facilities The resort has a first aid centre on site seven days a week.
  • Mini golf course
  • Foreign Currency Exchange Limited foreign currency exchange available.
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pay/Satellite TV
  • Playground The largest children’s playground in the Southern Hemisphere is located next to the Sports Centre.
  • Swimming Pool Outdoor The resort has two swimming pools, a 25 metre 10 lane pool and a lagoon style children’s pool. Both pools are heated.
  • Swimming Pool – Heated Heated swimming pool.
  • Public Telephone Available at the General Store. Coin and card operated.
  • Restaurant Licensed
  • Room Service Limited home delivery menu is available for Marine accommodation only.
  • Safety deposit box
  • Security System The resort has a full security team operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Shop There is a general store which offers a variety of unique gifts and souvenirs, aside from grocery items.
  • Tennis Court – Full Size The resort has two full size tennis courts. Court hire includes racquets and balls.
  • Tour Desk A tour desk operates next to reception and can book tours both at the resort and the mainland.
  • Water Sports Gear A variety of watersports gear is available for hire. All non motorised watersports are complimentary (unless tuition is required). Motorised watersports include jet skis, parasailing, water skiing and banana boat rides.
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Beach
  • Cultural
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Golf
  • Health and Fitness
  • Honeymoon
  • Island
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Marine
  • Nature based
  • Rainforest
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Sport
  • Water based
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • Cantonese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Disabled
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Luxury
  • Meetings Incentive Conventions
  • Romantic
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Wedding
  • Australian Federation of Travel Agents Limited
  • Brisbane Marketing
  • Gold Coast Tourism
  • Sunlover Holidays
  • American Express
  • Bankcard
  • Cheques Bank
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • Japan Credit Bureau
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Foreign Travellers Cheques
  • Visa
  • 4 Stars
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bath Robe
  • Blankets Additional blankets are available in the rooms or via housekeeping.
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Clock Radio
  • Crockery/Cutlery
  • Facsimile/Modem point
  • Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • In-house movies Movies are updated monthly.
  • Insect screens Most windows in all accommodation types are fitted with insect screens.
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • ISD phone
  • Linen
  • Microwave oven
  • Mini Bar
  • Telephone
  • Private Facilities
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Television


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