Located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Renowned as a playground of shimmering coastal lines, endless outdoor fun and an icon of natural beauty, Queensland’s Gold Coast is the golden child of sun, sand and surf. A short 40 minutes north of the Gold Coast, you will discover the palm-lined oasis of Sanctuary Cove: a rare mix of accessibility and seclusion; moments from urban amenities, yet surrounded with a relaxed coastal ambiance.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, a five-star resort – and Australia’s first InterContinental Resort-branded property – is nestled in the heart of Sanctuary Cove, located just minutes from the iconic Marine Village. From the maze of boutiques and cafes in the Village, to access to three of the Gold Coast’s most sought-after golf courses, you will also find yourself within 15 minutes of Queensland’s famous theme parks, including Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild.

Sanctuary Cove Marine Village

A two-minute stroll from the Resort, discover a world-class selection of restaurants & bars, cafes, specialty shops and fashion boutiques awaits, as well as a village theatre, art galleries and international chocolate boutique.

Offering a complete host of services, you will always find a range of business and community facilities, including a bank, newsagent, Australia Post agency, pharmacy, medical centre and beauty spas. 

Access to Championship Golf Courses

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort offers two award-winning golf courses – The Pines and The Palms – as well as elite-level amenities and access to some of the best pro golf coaches in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Pines is Australia’s only Arnold Palmer signature course and is recognised as one of Australia’s best and most challenging courses.

Getting to the Resort

The Resort is located midway between both Brisbane Airport and Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta) on the northern end of the Gold Coast. For seamless arrival into the Resort, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is affiliated with Brunel Chauffeured Cars who can transfer you to and from the airport which is approximately 45 minutes, and may be booked through Concierge.

Car rentals may also be organised through the Resort Concierge if you wish to have a car during your stay. We offer Valet parking for $15.00 per day and onsite self-parking is complimentary.

Theme Parks

Get ready for an adrenaline-fuelled day out! The ‘worlds’ are all just 15 minutes’ drive from our Resort, offering an unforgettable day out for all the family ( no matter your age)! Whether it’s a visit to the cubs at Dreamworld, cool water fun at Wet'n'Wild or the joy of watching the kids starring in their own Hi-5 movie at Movie World, our Concierge team is delighted to share helpful tips on the best days to visit and organise your tickets ahead of time.

The theme parks are accessible via car or bus transfer from the Resort.

Access to the Gold Coast

Beyond the Resort, discover the famed beaches and restaurants of Surfers Paradise located just 30 minutes away. Burleigh Heads, located 45 minutes away, shines as a premier surfing destination with its wide patrolled beaches and spectacular walks through the Burleigh National Park.

For an idyllic daytrip, Mt Tamborine is less than 40 minutes from the Resort, offering walks through lush rainforest, easy strolls to challenging hikes, art galleries and tours to the tastiest cheese in the region.