Chevron island is certainly changing rapidly and is becoming one of ‘the places to be’ on The Gold Coast.
The above picture (and the first four pictures in the story) was taken by local legend, Wayne Wade.
Wayne enjoys living on the beautiful water on Chevron Island and has been an Island resident for 9 years.
Chevron island is a stone throw over the bridge from Surfers Paradise and boasts some of the best cafes, restaurants [and sports bar] on The Gold Coast, along with the most wonderful residents.
Below is a picture of one of the popular Gold Coast Gondolas passing by the island.
If you find yourself on the island in the morning, why not take a walk over the new bridge to the HOTA (Home of The Arts), where the eagerly awaited $60 million new art gallery is about to be completed. Here you’ll find a beautiful leafy walk on an even more beautiful lake, where locals swim and frolic. It’s never too busy here, though: a somewhat serene escape from the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise, yet only moments away from the madness.
Below is the newly constructed bridge for Chevron Island residents to access the Home of the Arts by foot.
When you return from HOTA, why not call for breakfast at Espresso Bonsai, where your coffee will be roasted in-house. Alternatively, you could wait until later and head to this little gold mine for a glass of wine and some tasteful tunes as you watch the sun go down.
By dinnertime, if you’re into Asian fusion, try the popular and delightfully decorated Fumanchu (below), where you can devour dumplings of all flavours or, brilliant baos (plus a lot more from the extensive menu).
If it’s Italian food you’re into, there are two ‘bellisimo’ beauties – Arlos in the middle of Thomas Drive, or Sapori, which is hidden around the left corner as you enter Chevron Island over the bridge from Surfers Paradise (located on Burra Street).
Alternatively, if you’re like me and love your fish and chips, then look no further than Chevron Island Seafoods – an award winning local ‘chippy’ that’s been serving up local delights for decades.
Once you have explored all that the island has to offer, take yourself to ‘The Heartbeat of Chevron Island’: the newly-renovated Chevron Tavern (below),
Located bang in the middle of the island on Thomas Drive, here you can enjoy a vast selection of [very] reasonably-priced drinks and the best pub food you’ll ever eat. High-end, restaurant-quality steak at pub prices – what could be better? Here you’ll drink, eat and dance the night away with friends. If you’re a gambler, why not have a ‘punt’ on the horses?
If you like what you see on Chevron Island, which I’m sure you will, check out Chevron One for your new home. Chevron One is “architecturally inspired by the natural shapes and textures of the coast and will stand 41 levels tall as an iconic landmark. Minutes from Surfers Paradise and the new arts and cultural precinct, Chevron One residents will savour a unique lifestyle experience.”
The Gold Coast is changing in so many ways, and despite so many changes happening on Chevron Island, there’s something wonderful that remains: amazing local people that care about their community; and proud, local businesses that care about their customers.
Thanks again to Wayne, for the beautiful photographs. If you live in the area and have a few unwanted visitors [pests!], look up Wayne’s pest control company here – he’s always happy to get rid of your unwanted gremlins!
Chevron Island truly is an eclectic mix of thriving businesses and interesting people, pulling together as one.
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