You may remember we reported a little while back on the development of something incredibly audacious and never seen before on the Gold Coast by Parkwood Village. The plans were set in motion for an ultra-modern, multi-million dollar surf pool and golf precinct. We’re talking about the kind of place that would produce some severe FOMO and envy from our southern neighbours (if they didn’t feel this way already!?)
So, things have progressed. Parkwood Village is excited to announce the a change of lodgement will see Parkwood become a significant tourism destination, with a first-class 18-hole golf course, as well as the Gold Coast’s first surf park, the ‘Endless Surf Wave Lagoon’.
Meaning when the waves aren’t firing down the beach, they sure will be here!
Parkwood Village managing director Luke Altschwager said the team has spent the past six months engaging the local community and council representatives to reconfigure the current approval to accommodate the Endless Surf Wave Lagoon and upgrades to the golf course.
“The objective is that by 2023, Parkwood Village will be an exciting sports and family venue that not only adds value to the Gold Coast’s tourism industry, as well as a fun family destination for locals, but also has the facilities to create an elite training environment for athletes across various disciplines,” Mr Altschwager said.
Endless Surf will be manufactured by WhiteWorld, a famous Canadian-based wave pool and water park attraction developer. The proposed surf park will be the very first of its kind in Australia. Catering to all levels of surfer, from beginner to professional, everyone will have a chance to experience this unique attraction.
Waves will be produced every 8 seconds, with around 70 people an hour able to enjoy over a dozen waves each.
“The Endless Surf technology is at the forefront of wave pool technologies. The variety and quality of waves are going to truly revolutionise the sport,” Mr Altschwager said.
But this isn’t all. The proposed resort will also have a range of mixed-use facilities, including a hotel with private residences, offices, health, recreation precinct, and a collective food and beverage experience that comprises an extensive casual dining experience with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the wave pool.
How about the chance to sip a cocktail right in front of the surfing action? We can’t think of anywhere else where you can delight yourself in an Espresso Martini whilst people tear apart waves right before your eyes!
The collective hub will incorporate not only food and beverage outlets but also a craft brewery, market-style kitchens, cafés, a bakery and various restaurants – most likely alfresco style ‑ options. Along with these there will also be an event and festival hall, sports bar, gaming lounge, bowling alley and a kids adventure playground. How does that all sound?!
The Club at Parkwood Village is already a well-established leisure destination located in the center of the Gold Coast — and only 10 minutes from Surfers Paradise. Yet, once this work comes to completion, the outlook for Parkwood in 2023 is already looking mighty fine.
When: 2023 is the proposed completion date.
Where: 76-122 Napper Road, Parkwood
Words by Alex Mitcheson.