Welcome To Sanctuary Cove
Hello and welcome to InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. Our Concierge team will happily offer you insider tips on what to enjoy at Sanctuary Cove and we are eager to share our local knowledge about what to do and where to go.
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is the first InterContinental Resort property in Australia and is situated on the northern end of the Gold Coast within prestigious Sanctuary Cove. The resort is set amidst lush gardens, and is home to a spectacular beach lagoon pool. A holiday at this timeless resort offers pure escapism and relaxation coupled with the convenience of being only minutes from Australia’s favourite theme parks, beaches, international golf courses and breathtaking hinterland.
Start your day with an energetic run over to The Country Club for an early morning class. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast in Cove Cafe followed by a stroll through The Marine Village where you’ll discover a variety of specialty shops including fashion boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and cafe’s. Marvel at the amazing array of spectacular boats housed in the world-class marina whilst enjoying a coffee, before finishing your morning with a round of golf on The Palms or The Pines, Sanctuary Cove’s championship golf courses.
Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing around the spectacular beach lagoon pool, or enjoy a High Tea in Cove Café. Immerse yourself in a day spa experience with a variety of treatments at Champions Hair Beauty Day Spa. For those wanting to get out and about to explore the Gold Coast, Concierge is on hand to help plan the perfect afternoon.
Start your evening with a cocktail or boutique beer from our extensive beverage menu in The Verandah Bar before dining in the Resort’s signature restaurant - The Fireplace. Offering contemporary cuisine, featuring local and seasonally sourced produce, with grilled meats and seafood seasoned and garnished with fresh herbs from the Resort’s own herb garden. Try the tasting menu and allow our Sommelier to enhance the menu with complementing wines. An after-dinner stroll along the boardwalk overlooking the marina is the perfect way to end an evening.
There is no obligation to tip in Australia
There is no obligation to tip in Australia. Australians do believe in tipping when they have received good service though, so tip when you see fit.
Warm sunny days and cooler evenings
Weather in South East Queensland is a comfortable, sub-tropical climate, with temperatures averaging mid to high 20 degrees celsius all year round. Being sub-tropical, when it rains on the Gold Coast any storm activity or grey skies tend to clear up quickly, and the sunny Gold Coast skies reappear.
Smoking is banned from restaurants, shopping centers, bars, clubs, public transport, taxis and entrances to public buildings. The dedicated areas for smoking are clearly signed with fines applying to individuals who smoke outside of these designated areas.
DID YOU KNOW ?
To celebrate the opening of Sanctuary Cove, five days of celebrations were held over the second weekend in January in 1988. International acts Frank Sinatra and Whitney Houston headlined the two main concerts at the event which also saw performances from The Boy From Oz’s Peter Allen and legendary vocalist Julie Anthony amongst others. By day the entertainment line-up continued, showcasing the best of the Sanctuary Cove lifestyle with a full program of ultimate sporting events.
The Pines- Arnold Palmer Signature Course
As Australia's only Arnold Palmer signature course, The Pines is revered as one of Australia's best and most challenging courses. Carved through 101 hectares of established pine forest, the course features corridor approaches to several holes, with lakes guarding others. Fourteen of the holes are contoured around six man-made lakes. With a course rating of 74 off the black tees and 72 off the blue tees the course offers a very special golfing experience.
The Resort's Architectual Design
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove resort's Great House is of a distinct Queenslander design. Queenslander designed homes can be identified by the 'tin and timber' look and raised living spaces allowing for ventilation below which is needed during the Summer and Spring months of the year. This design was first introduced in 1840's and has been a permanent design feature in the state of Queensland with local governments implementing conservation laws to keep the distinct look in the local suburbs.
Home to Native Wildlife
Sanctuary Cove is home to many native wildlife including kangaroos. The best time to view the kangaroos from a distance is at dawn or dusk when they are out feeding You’ll see them mainly on the golf courses. As they are wild animals it is strongly recommended that they are admired from a distance.
Home to Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is a four day event held annually at Sanctuary Cove. It is a key event on the Asia-Pacific Boat Show calendar, attracting more than 40 000 visitors (on average) each year. The Show displays a wide selection of marine products and services including superyachts, luxury power cruisers, power and sail multihulls, trailerable craft, kayaks, jetskis and watercraft plus engines, electronics, navigational gear and marine services. In 2014 the dates have been set : 22-25 May 2014
WHAT TO PACK
Australia has the strictest quarantine laws in the World because of its unique environment. Please ensure you do not bring any unprocessed food, fresh food, animals and animal products or plant material into the copuntry as heavy fines can be levied. There are also strict quarantine laws between states and fresh food can not be transported across state lines.
With our beautiful sub-tropical weather it is easy to enjoy relaxing by the beach lagoon pool, however, be sure to pack SPF 30+ sunscreen, light clothing, and a hat and sunglasses to ensure you save your skin from the Queensland sun. It is best to stay out of the sun during the middle of the day when the UV rays are the strongest.
Australian power sockets
Australia's power sockets require a flat two prong plug resembling an upside 'V'. It is advisable to bring an Australian socket adaptor, however, there are international adapaters available from the concierge desk.
- Manor Circle
- Sanctuary Cove , 4212
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Distance 72.2 / 44.86 MI NORTH to Hotel
Shuttle Charge (one way): $265.00 (AUD)
Taxi Charge (one way): $250.00 (AUD)
Time by taxi: Traffic 60 to 90 min
Train Charge (one way): $0.00 (AUD)
Ferry Charge (one way): $0.00 (AUD)
From airport drive continue to proceed south, veer left onto airport Dr, continue along East-West Arterial Rd then turn left onto the Southern Cross Way entrance ramp. Drive for 20kms before taking the ramp to Pacific Hwy Exit. Drive along for 40 kms and then take the ramp Take exit 57-HOPE ISLAND Rd-Tamborine-Oxenford Road and follow the signs to Sanctuary cove.
Gold Coast / Coolangatta Airport (OOL)
Distance 51.5 / 32 MI SOUTH to Hotel
Shuttle Charge (one way): $215.00 (AUD)
Taxi Charge (one way): $150.00 (AUD)
Time by taxi: Traffic 45-60mins
Train Charge (one way): $0.00 (AUD)
Ferry Charge (one way): $0.00 (AUD)
From Coolangatta Airport Head north-west on Terminal Drive. Go through 1 roundabout. Slight left onto Gold Coast Hwy. Slight left onto Stewart Rd. Turn right onto the Pacific Motorway ramp to Nerang. Merge onto Pacific Motorway/M1. Take exit 57-HOPE ISLAND Rd-Tamborine-Oxenford Road and follow the signs to Sanctuary cove. Then follow the Signs to InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
Station Name: Helensvale
Distance 13.0 / 8.08 MI Taxi Fee From Train Station: $40.00 (AUD)
Head west Turn right towards Town Centre Drive At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Town Centre Drive Turn left onto Gold Coast Hwy/State Route 2 Take the M1/Pacific Motorway ramp to Brisbane/Coolangatta Keep right at the fork to continue toward Pacific Motorway/M1 Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Pacific Motorway N/M1/Brisbane and merge onto Pacific Motorway/M
- We offer a valet car parking service for all guests. Charges will apply. Outdoor parking is available on a complimentary basis for both in-house guests and their visitors. Please be aware the hotel is not liable for any damage to your car.
- Valet Parking Available: $15.00 (AUD)
- Valet Parking Available
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
Located mid way between both Brisbane Airport and Gold Coast / Coolangatta Aiport. The resort is easily accessible on the M1 motorway through Exit 57 (from either direction) Tamborine - Oxenford Road exit leads towards Hope Island and Sanctuary Cove. Located within the integrated community of Sanctuary Cove.