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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Runaway Bay?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,600 house rentals around Runaway Bay. From 436 Houses to 1,052 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Runaway Bay is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Runaway Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Runaway Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Carrara Gardens Golf Course: 2,453 home rentals
  • Burleigh Beach: 2,771 home rentals
  • Bilinga Beach: 2,641 home rentals
  • Surfers Paradise Beach: 2,494 home rentals
  • Parklands Gold Coast: 2,435 home rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Runaway Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 436 Houses in Runaway Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Runaway Bay include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,052 lodging choices
  • Villas: 43 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 6 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Runaway Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,233 vacation homes with pool available in Runaway Bay.

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