Hiding behind the iconic Surfers Paradise is Bundall, one of the Gold Coast best kept secrets. The suburb comprises an intriguing mix of business, industrial, recreational, retail and residential precincts. Bundall is home to several Gold Coast landmarks including HOTA (Home of the Arts), the City of Gold Coast Council Chambers, Aquis Park and the The Gold Coast Turf Club.
Bundall was a sugar cane farming district as early as 1864 and then largely become a dairy farming area until the 1950s when the growth of the Gold Coast fueled the demand for more housing. Its central location meant it was an ideal location for the city council to base its headquarters as well as the site for the arts centre.
The arts centre, now called HOTA, is an iconic Gold Coast destination where art, entertainment, culture and lifestyle meet. Set on 17 hectares of parklands fronting the Nerang River, it is a great place for watching live performances, lake-side strolls, star-gazing, cinema-watching, art and the exchanging of new-ideas. The striking design of the art gallery was chosen after an international architecture competition, and it was no surprise that the completed building was named a winner of a 2022 Queensland Architecture Award.
Close by is Aquis Park – home of the Gold Coast Turf Club and Gold Coast Event Centre. Sitting on a a 38-hectare property in the heart of the city, the turf club hosts nearly 60 race meetings every year and is one of the busiest race tracks in the nation. It has become one of the most sought-after function venues on the Gold Coast for both raceday and non-raceday events. Aquis Park is also the host of one of Australia’s richest horse racing carnivals and yearling auctions, The Magic Millions, which is owned by retail powerhouses Gerry Harvey and partner Katie Paige. The turf club, with its 20 function spaces and restaurants and its spectacular views of the Gold Coast, is planning to start nice races at the track within the next few years.
Within Bundall is the exclusive waterfront residential precinct of Sorrento. Like its Italian namesake, the precinct is regarded as being among the most desirable and upmarket residential addresses in the city and with good reason too. The area is home to numerous exclusive waterfront properties that sell for millions. The median price for houses in Bundall rose from $1,075,000 in January 2018 to $1,730,000 in January 2023. The lucky 5000 people who call Sorrento home enjoy the benefits of living just a few short minutes from Surfers Paradise and the other business hubs in the city.
Bundall is also very important to the small but vibrant Greek Orthodox community on the Gold Coast with the suburb home to the church known as the Greek Orthodox Church of St Anna.
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