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Gold Coast Oceanway

Thursday, February 14, 2008
It seems there is always something new and interesting on the Gold Coast. The Oceanway is no exception.

The 36km network of environmentally friendly pathways hugs the coastline as it stretches along beaches from the Gold Coast Seaway to the Point Danger Lighthouse in Coolangatta, close to the border with New South Wales.

It's a grand way to experience the stretching coastline and you choose your favourite way to do it. Walk, run or ride a bike. Mind you, to walk would need to be spread over two or three days, depending upon your fitness and what you stop to look at.

You can do bits of Oceanway at a time — that's a large part of its attraction. Start and finish wherever and whenever you wish.

Oceanway is certainly diverse. It has many environments including some of the world's best surfing spots, beaches, National Parks, wildlife, cosmopolitan activity and views that just don’t quit.

You will pass every possible kind of accommodation along the way — five-star high-rise, budget tourist parks and everything in between.

Well placed markers let you know how far to the next point and about how long it would take to reach.

Many beachside reserves have shower facilities, barbecues, shade sails, playgrounds, exercise equipment and parking. The entire route is serviced by Surfside Buses.

If you fancy cycling along Oceanway, Mike's Bikes Miami is one of the largest cycle shops on the Gold Coast. It was established in 1979 by the Stout family and has been the hub of the cycle scene ever since. Mike was a professional racer and provides customers with information about the best and safest places to ride.

Rent a bike for an hour, a day or even a week and save on fuel and parking while having some exercise and helping the environment. And, of course, you see more of the scenery.

The Gold Coast Seaway is the northernmost tip of the mainland beaches, just across the channel from South Stradbroke Island. It is where you will find Ray and Jackie Balkin's Seaway Jetty and Kiosk. They have been operating for 15 years and are famous for their fresh and delicious crab sandwiches. For just $9 it sounds well worth a stop.

Location

Queensland's Gold Coast.

Cost

Mike's Bikes Miami rental starts at $20 a day and $55 for a week.

Virgin Blue has flights to Coolangatta.

  • Sydney $79*
  • Melbourne $109*
  • Adelaide $125*
  • Darwin $275*
  • Perth $300*

*One-way fare

There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on the Net. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at February 14, 2008 and are subject to change.

Prices quoted correct at 14.02.2008

For more information

Mike's Bikes
1926 Gold Coast Hwy
Miami 4220
Ph: (07) 5535 8799
Website: www.mikesbikesmiami.com
Email: mikesbikes@bigpond.com

Seaway Jetty and Kiosk
Seaworld Drive
The Spit
Main Beach 4217
Ph: (07) 5591 6970

Virgin Blue
Ph: 13 6789
Website: www.virginblue.com.au

For further information:
Website: www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/oceanway
Website: www.federationwalk.org/

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User comments
dont go, this was no.1 recommended on getaway - this place is the biggest rip off and dirty, i would not recommend the food or the staff all are atrocious
Unbelievable, your comments about Mick Fanning being a local is untrue. Nobody can earn the title of LOCAL unless they were born on the Gold Coast, in case you didn’t know. Fanning didn’t arrive on the Gold Coast until he was 12 years old from Sydney. Even still that was Tweed Heads south of the border!

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