The Lucky, Liveable, Lifestyle Location


As the Australian and Queensland Governments start to lift restrictions around COVID-19, we are still being encouraged to stay close to home.

At the time of writing, Queenslanders are currently permitted to day trip up to 150km for recreation.  How lucky are we that we have such an enviable place to play right here … why would you want to go anywhere else?

The Gold Coast really does have everything you could possibly need – all so close.   The natural beauty of the beaches, waterways and hinterland, our enviable weather and wide open spaces come together to create a perfect outdoor lifestyle for those of us living and working on the Gold Coast.  The natural landscape combines with economic and demographic indicators which underscore Gold Coast as an opportunity rich, sought-after growth destination to live and work.

The best thing is, Robina sits right at the core of it all.  When the Robina masterplanned community was launched four decades ago, it was marketed as “the Gold Coast’s Living Paradise”.   Nestled between spectacular Burleigh Heads beach and the rainforest and bush walks of the scenic hinterland Robina has more local parks, recreation spaces and picturesque bike paths and waterways than we could ever wish for, suited to all walks of life.

Parks and open spaces to check out in and around Robina:

  • In the immediate area, the Lake Lomandra Park in Olympus Drive is a great location to throw down a picnic blanket or to enjoy the provided picnic shelters and barbecues.  With open, grassed areas, exercise equipment and a playground for the kids, it is a lovely easy stroll or scooter around the lake.  Grab some supplies from the Easy T centre and the perfect lazy lakeside arvo couldn’t be easier.
  • Four-legged friends to entertain? Located on the corner of the Robina Parkway and Boowaggen Road, you will find one of the largest and most popular off-leash dog parks on the Gold Coast.  With a fully-fenced agility area, it is not uncommon to discover dozens of dogs chasing balls and enjoying each other’s company on a Sunday morning in this puppy paradise.  Dog watering stations provide the perfect place for your furry pal to cool down after a hard session with new friends and there’s ample seating for owners to relax and watch them play.  Clean up bags are provided to keep this park pristine.
  • Robina Common, on Ron Penhaligon Way is a sports park which includes a huge adventure playground popular with kids who love to climb, barbecue facilities and picnic shelters, soccer and baseball fields, basketball court, great scooter paths and a dog off-leash exercise area.  The doggy adventure playground is currently getting an exciting upgrade for our playful puppy friends.
  • Cheltenham Park, home to Robina Raptors and Gold Coast Junior Cricket Club,is great for throwing or kicking a ball and has covered playground equipment and public toilets.
  • Take a stroll around Arbour Avenue and Robina’s Riverwalk Precinct, brimming with natural life. Right next to Robina Town Centre and Robina Community Centre.  Keep your eyes peeled for our adorable black swan family.
  • Very close by on Mattocks Road in Varsity Lakes is Frascott Park. Featuring an awesome, HUGE safari adventure playground complete with climbing tower and flying fox, with shade sails for protection, this park has become a firm favourite with the smalls since being extensively upgraded in late 2019.  Barbecues, toilets, new fitness equipment and a doggy adventure playground complete this popular recreation facility.

Day trips currently permitted under Queensland restrictions

If you want to get away a little further, still well within the 150km zone you’ll be fine to day trip to Brisbane, Ipswich, Tamborine Mountain and the Border Ranges.   You could even drop by to Mount Warning or Byron Bay.    Travel from Robina is direct and easy with convenient M1 Motorway access.

Before crossing the border back from NSW, Queensland residents should download a Queensland Entry Pass to return without delay.  At the time of writing, there were no Northern NSW declared COVID-19 hotspots, however you should confirm this is the case before venturing into Blues territory (or you may have to self-quarantine for 14 days on return)!

Day-tripping further afield for recreation purposes

Let’s take a look at the map and see where a radius of 150km places us from Robina:

  • To the north 150km will take you to the southern end of the Sunshine Coast, around Caloundra and the Glasshouse Mountains.
  • To the north-west 150km will just scrape you into the CBD of Toowoomba but not much further past that. Also to the west you’ll make it to Warwick but not quite Stanthorpe.
  • To the south 150km takes you to approximately Yamba (see above re border pass).

Gold Coast City super park: Under construction in Robina

Robina City Parklands

On top of everything already on offer, Robina is also home to Robina City Parklands, a $15 million project currently underway to deliver a world-class “Central Park”.

On a 22.5 hectares it will include: an interactive water play area; a kiosk and cafe capable of supporting major events; a village green to cater for 7,000 spectators during major events; yoga lawns and sports fields; a giant adventure playground, an off-leash dog area and a series of interactive nature-inspired activities for children.

We just can’t wait!  Click the image to enlarge.

Robina City Parklands preliminary composite artist impression. This artist impression is an independent perspective utilising elevations and plans released by Gold Coast City Council of the proposed Robina City Parklands upgrade as a reference and visualised by Robina Group. Details and proportions of structures are an artistic interpretation of the overall vision and intent for parklands.

For more information on parkland inclusions and timeframes, visit the Gold Coast City Council Robina City Parklands page.