Pacific Pines is a residential estate located about 21 km north of Surfers Paradise. The suburb offers a community centre and well manicured parkland and recreational areas including Central Park by Central Lake with multi purpose sports fields. Neighbouring suburbs are Gaven, Oxenford and Helensvale. Pacific Pines was originally part of Gaven, Queensland; but became a separate suburb in 2003. Stockland bought the 800ha land in 1990 and designed it as a residential area with the capacity for 5,800 house lots and various community areas/features (e.g. parks, taverns, BBQ's).
There are stores in the area that cater to locals everyday needs including both Coles and Woolworths . Helensvale’s Westfield Shopping Centre is 10 minutes by car and has a Kmart, Target, Woolworths and Aldi among many other specialty stores. Other local shopping centres are located in surrounding suburbs and Harbour Town Shopping Centre, an outlet having selling brand names at a discounted price, is a 15 minute drive. Once completed, the long-awaited the billion-dollar development "Westfield Coomera Town Centre" will be only 15 minutes drive away.
Primary: Pacific Pines, Gaven, Jubilee College (Christian), Oxenford, Helensvale. Secondary: Pacific Pines, Helensvale. Colleges: Saint Stephen’s, Coomera Anglican, Assisi Catholic College, AB Paterson, Upper Coomera State College.
The Gardens on Lindfield, a resort-style retirement village, has one and two-bedroom homes available.
Pacific Health Medical Centre, Pacific Pines Town Centre. Gold Coast University Hospital just 10 minutes drive from Pacific Pines provides public health services for the Gold Coast and wider community. As one of Queensland’s largest clinical teaching and research facilities, it has seven main buildings and a total floor space of about 170,000 square metres. Since moving to the new site in 2013 the emergency department has become the busiest in Queensland.
A number of local buses run through Pacific Pines and the Helensvale train station is a five-minute drive. There is easy access to the M1 Motorway for those looking to head to Brisbane or Coolangatta. Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail will connect the existing light rail system at Southport to heavy rail at the Helensvale station. The 7.3km route runs from Helensvale heavy rail station adjacent to the Gold Coast Line, then adjacent to the Smith Street Motorway to connect with Stage 1 at the Gold Coast University Hospital light rail station.
Recreation and Dining
This area is well located close to shopping centres as well as three of the Gold Coast’s famous theme parks, Dreamworld, Movie World and Wet ‘n’ Wild. The Gold Coast City Marina is located nearby in Coomera with 200 water berths and everything needed for boating available.
The Pacific Pines Tavern serves bistro meals in a sprawling venue with outdoor seats, plus pool tables and live sports. Numerous restaurants and cafes are also situated at Westfield Helensvale. The NightQuarter is a weekend night market located in 5 minutes drive away in Helensvale, every Friday and Saturday night discover local food, drink, music and activities.
Helensvale Golf Club has an 18-hole, 70 par golf course that welcomes visitors both experienced and those new to the sport. The Gold Coast Country Club is an 18-hole championship course located next to the Helensvale train station. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the facilities including a fully licensed bar and bistro.