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Runaway Bay Motor Inn
Runaway Bay Motor Inn
8.4 Excellent
429 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay, QLD, Australia
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0.6 mi from city centre, Runaway Bay 
ExcellentBased on 458 reviews
8.4

This comfortable motel in Gold Coast offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a swimming pool. There is also a fitness centre with a sun deck and a swimming pool.

Bayview Waters Apartments
Bayview Waters Apartments
8.6 Excellent
Runaway Bay, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre, Runaway Bay 
ExcellentBased on 259 reviews
8.6

Boasting a private beach and an outdoor pool, Bayview Waters Apartments is located in Gold Coast and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers babysitting/child services, an express check-in and check-out feature and a tour desk.

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Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Runaway Bay:$179/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$90/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Friday
$90 - $402
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$90 - $402
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Bayview Waters Apartments
Bayview Waters Apartments
8.6 Excellent
Runaway Bay, QLD, Australia
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Boasting a private beach and an outdoor pool, Bayview Waters Apartments is located in Gold Coast and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers babysitting/child services, an express check-in and check-out feature and a tour desk.

$103
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Runaway Bay Motor Inn
Runaway Bay Motor Inn
8.4 Excellent
429 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay, QLD, Australia
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

This comfortable motel in Gold Coast offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as an outdoor pool and a swimming pool. There is also a fitness centre with a sun deck and a swimming pool.

$120
Avg. per night

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About Runaway Bay

Runaway Bay is a small coastal suburb in the far north of Australia's Gold Coast, with a beach that's sheltered from the Pacific Ocean wind. It's a tranquil haven for families and couples seeking a quiet escape. The Pine Ride Conservation Park provides a green backdrop to the modern luxury developments that hug the coastline, while a colourful maze of canals stretch inland from the beach.

Exploring the water is the chief attraction and dozens of luxurious yachts sway in the Runaway Bay Harbour. Many of these are available for charter and a variety of cruises allow visitors to explore the local waterways. The waves are gentle here, making it a popular spot for stand up paddle boarders. To elevate the escape, many visitors spend a day or night on South Stradbroke Island, just a few miles offshore.

Runaway Bay is small and can be easily navigated on foot, or with a local taxi. Gold Coast water ferries connect Runaway Bay and Stradbroke Island with the suburbs further south, like Broadbeach. Local bus services also connect Runaway Bay to the rest of the Gold Coast.

For many decades, the bay was known as Angler's Paradise, thanks to its calm water estuary and feast of deep sea reef and game fishing. The waterways were a haven for kingfish, tuna, wahoo, marlin, and sailfish. While its coastline was transformed by upmarket developments in the 1970s, including the creation of the luxurious marina, it has remained a revered spot for both local and international anglers.

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  • What are the best hotels in Runaway Bay?

    Runaway Bay Motor Inn is a very popular hotel in Runaway Bay with a score of 8.4 from 458 reviews. Bayview Bay - Renovated Canal Front Unit (9.8 from 20 reviews) and Bayview Waters Apartments (8.6 from 259 reviews) are also highly rated Runaway Bay hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.