Suburb Profile: Paradise Point – Runaway Bay

Location and boundaries

Paradise Point – Runaway Bay is bounded by the Coomera River in the north, The Broadwater in the east, Drome Street, Morala Avenue and Coombabah Road in the south, and Pine Ridge Road, Oxley Drive, Turana Drive and Coombabah Creek in the west.

Name origin

Runaway Bay was named to promote the area as a tranquil escape.



Land area

1,668 hectares (17 Km2)

Population density

10.51 persons per hectare

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1880s, with land used mainly for farming. Significant development occurred during the late 1960s and 1970s, spurred by land reclamation and canal developments. The population gradually increased from the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

Land use

Paradise Point – Runaway Bay is a residential area with substantial parklands and waterways, and some commercial areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Moreton Bay Marine Park, The Broadwater, Jabiru Island, Phil Hill Environmental Park, Pine Ridge Conservation Park, Paradise Point Village Shopping Centre, Runaway Bay Shopping Village, Luke Harrop Cycling Circuit, Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre, Paradise Point Parklands, Bayview Park, O’Connell Park, Paul Scanlon Oval, Runaway Bay Lions Park and one school.

Included areas

This small area encompasses the localities of Hollywell, Paradise Point and Runaway Bay.

* 2011 Usual residents

Source: 15/11/14