A relaxing way to gain a whole new perspective on the Gold Coast.
Most who visit the Gold Coast factor in time to view the sights during their travels, from the amazing beaches to enchanting waterways; some even stay in accommodation overlooking the water.
The ultimate experience where you can truly sit back and unwind with not a worry in the world.
But strangely enough, very few consider taking in the Gold Coast from the water.
Departing from Moorings Jetty at the end of Cavill Avenue, the calming atmosphere on board a Bluewater Cruise is a stark contrast from where you were just moments before.
You leave the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise behind you and, at a leisurely pace, cruise along the Nerang River past Chevron Island, Cronin Island and Paradise Waters.
This cruise allows you to explore the Broadwater past Southport Yacht Club, Mariners Cove, Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace and Sea World like you’ve never done so before on a laid-back morning, lunchtime or sunset cruise.
For locals and tourists alike, heading on a cruise like this is simply perfect for a relaxing outing or to gain a different perspective of the Gold Coast’s waterways, the notorious Surfers Paradise skyline and the multi-million dollar properties on the water’s edge.
Coupling the tranquil pace and captivating scenery with a bar on board for a few quiet drinks just makes it the ultimate experience where you can truly sit back and unwind with not a worry in the world.
The hour-and-a-half scenic cruise is something people of all ages can enjoy, and is a memorable experience regardless of whether you’re travelling solo, with your partner or the whole family.
What’s also fantastic is the passing commentary by your guide, providing some compelling revelations – even for locals who have been living in the area for years: “The owner of that waterfront mansion also bought the block of land next to it for a cool $5 million so their kids had somewhere to run around!” The cruise certainly provides an insight into ‘how the other half lives’ if nothing else.
If you live locally, an experience like this shouldn’t be overlooked because it seems “touristy”. It really is an eye-opener and you’re guaranteed to learn something new along the way.
And for those visiting the area, these cruises are a blissful way to experience the Gold Coast from a different viewpoint.
By Marnie O’Brien
Marnie O’Brien experienced a lunchtime cruise, which costs $29.
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a: River End 63 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD