If you’re in need of a holiday your next getaway may be closer than you think. Bathed in warm sunshine and cool breeze, the Ocean Road TV crew skimmed by the Gold Coast Broadwater and the million dollar mansions of Sovereign Island before reaching our filming destination at Couran Cove. Although we were just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise, we felt a million miles away in the peaceful seclusion of Stradbroke Island. Native wildlife, heritage listed rainforest, amazing surf breaks and Australian architecture are combined harmoniously to create the perfect getaway for a broad audience. Upon arrival we were met with many friendly staff of the island who seated us at a table overlooking the marina. An acai and muesli combo was my pick on the menu for breakfast that morning, aware the day was bound to be action packed. Energetic resort CEO John Muntz, offered to give us a full island tour once our food settled. As we explored we soon learnt that this place is eco friendly, with many sustainability measures put in place to minimize their environmental footprint – We are a fan! After a stroll through the rainforest we found stark contrast in the environment once we reached the beach on the East side of the island. Perfect A-frame waves rolled in, and I felt frustrated that I was without a board and “working” on such a day. In order to unwind further, we stopped by at the Day Spa before indulging in a 6 course Degustation lunch. Helicopter and speedboat rides were the afternoon highlights just when I thought our day couldn’t get better. You’ll have to see the footage for yourself to understand how special this place is…


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