Victorians hear the call to sun and sand at Royale Gold Coast

Now more than ever, Victorians are looking for a sunny escape. After being in and out of lockdown for the better part of two years, we are being lured to Queensland’s sun and sand.

About 25 per cent of the apartment buyers at Royale Gold Coast – a luxury 38-storey development right on Surfers Paradise beach – are Victorians.

The stunning pool areas.

We are among a strong interstate contingent looking to migrate north, says Adrian Parsons, the managing director of Total Property Group.

“We always knew the Gold Coast was very popular with people from Victoria and NSW, but more as a holiday home destination,” he says. “But we’ve noticed now, as a result of COVID, people are saying they’re actually going to move there because they want to get out of Victoria.”

There are compelling reasons why they’re attracted to Royale Gold Coast, including the fact the upmarket building has been designed to create a sanctuary-like environment.

There are two swimming pools – one near the ocean and another that catches the afternoon sun.

Royale Gold Coast 9 Northcliffe Terrace, Surfers Paradise Architect: DKO Architecture Developer: DD Living
The views from the apartments themselves are impressive.

When the pool isn’t beckoning, there’s Club Royale on level two. With a private bar, whiskey and wine storage areas, and a dining room with adjoining commercial kitchen, it’s the perfect place to socialise after a swim.

The building will also house Cafe Royale, a cute little coffee spot on the corner of Northcliffe Terrace and Markwell Avenue.

All of this will impress even before taking a closer look at the apartments, which are beautifully finished by Mim Design.

Royale Gold Coast 9 Northcliffe Terrace, Surfers Paradise Architect: DKO Architecture Developer: DD Living
The impactful structure.

Parsons says buyers will have a hard time deciding what they admire the most.

“Number one is its beachfront location. You cannot get any better – it’s the pinnacle of buying real estate in terms of lifestyle experience and that’s where the capital gains are made,” he said.

“Secondly, it’s the level and detail of the resident amenity. Not only do you have the two swimming pools, but you have beautiful cabanas and daybeds that surround those pools.

“You have a dedicated storage area for surfboards and a wash off area and a waxing section. Then we have a wellness centre that has steam rooms, sauna and spa that’s completely separate from the gymnasium, which looks out to the beach and is stunning.”

Royale Gold Coast is slated for completion in late 2024.

At a glance

Royale Gold Coast

9 Northcliffe Terrace, Surfers Paradise

Architect: DKO Architecture

Developer: DD Living

Interior design: Mim Design

Number of residences: 104; one full-floor, double-level penthouse, two full-floor penthouses, 10 half-floor penthouses, eight beach homes, 61 three-bed apartments/three-bed plus multipurpose room apartments (including sky homes), 22 two-bed apartments/two-bed plus multipurpose room apartments
Internal sizes (sqm): Three-bed 179-196; beach homes 271-286; half-floor penthouses 298; full-floor penthouses 574-620

External areas (sqm): Three-bed 32-69; beach homes 66-69; full-floor penthouses 70; half-floor penthouses 53

Prices: Three-bed from $2.95m; beach homes from $5.1m; sky homes from $3.6m; half-floor penthouses from $5.7m; full-floor penthouses from $12m

Completion expected: Late 2024

Agent: Total Property Group, Adrian Parsons 1300 722 131