Destination guide

Travel to exciting Runaway Bay

The beaches and gardens create a pretty picture of Runaway Bay. This city is cosmopolitan and walkable, recognized for its shopping, theme park and spas. Sea World and Warner Bros. Movie World are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Runaway Bay

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Runaway Bay has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sea World (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Warner Bros. Movie World (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Dreamworld (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Ian Dipple Lagoon (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Lakeside Country Club (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Runaway Bay

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Runaway Bay is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Surfers Paradise Beach (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Harley Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Ian Dipple Lagoon (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Doug Jennings Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Broadwater Parklands (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Philip Park (4 mi / 6.4 km)

Transportation to and around Runaway Bay

The nearest airport is in Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), located 18.8 mi (30.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Brisbane, QLD (BNE), which is 40.3 mi (64.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Runaway Bay?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,542 holiday lettings near Runaway Bay. From 474 Houses to 960 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Runaway Bay area.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Runaway Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Runaway Bay. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bilinga Beach: 2,533 holiday lettings
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not: 2,388 holiday lettings
  • Surfers Paradise Beach: 2,303 holiday lettings
  • Pratten Park: 2,437 holiday lettings
  • Mount Nathan Winery: 1,995 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Runaway Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Runaway Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 474 Houses in Runaway Bay. Our other popular types of Runaway Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 960 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 33 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 6 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Runaway Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,214 holiday homes with pool available in Runaway Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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