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Our Boating Lifestyle at Calypso Bay

Our Boating Lifestyle at Calypso Bay

A mong the various premium Gold Coast To get a better sense of what life is like at Using his private backyard pontoon, a typical residential developments, one stands out for its emphasis on an idyllic waterfront lifestyle and easy-access to the open ocean: Calypso Bay.

Located between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, and in close proximity to South Stradbroke, Tippler’s Passage and Couran Cove, Calypso Bay is a purpose-built community designed for boating enthusiasts – an exclusive development that offers an ideal lifestyle, resort-style facilities and easy access to Broadwater and beyond.

This exclusive estate has been conceived with the goal of combining the excitement of a luxurious holiday home with the charm of a small local Calypso Bay, Boat Gold Coast spoke to local residents Dan Adams and Todd Caddy, friends and neighbours at Calypso Bay.

“We knew we always wanted to live on the water somewhere,” says Dan. “We travelled Queensland from north to south looking for the perfect, family-friendly waterfront block. Once we came across Calypso Bay, our search was over. It really ticked all the boxes. Amenities and services are rapidly improving. It’s a peaceful and secure area, not a lot of traffic. There are plenty of kids out playing, riding scooters and biking on the streets.”

weekend sees Todd taking out his bowrider or jet ski to Tippler’s with family and friends. “I go across there to relax with friends,’” he says with a warm smile. “Last weekend, we went to Tippler’s for lunch and then to Jumpinpin for a swim. Sometimes a group of local residents will get together and take our jet skis for a run along the coast.”

Due to local areas being protected waters, the nearby channels are a great area for watersport beginners and enthusiasts alike. “The boys love knee-boarding, wakeboarding and the tube,” says Dan. “There’s so much on offer, our neighbours all have boats. We meet and all community, offering residents multiple pools, a gym, tennis courts and café right within the bay. Plus, residents have access to a private marina, offering berthing capacity for up to 250 boats, including luxury vessels up to thirty metres (100ft) in length. The Calypso Bay Marina is located on the main Broadwater/Moreton Bay navigation channel with unrestricted bridge-free access.

Dan’s neighbour, Todd, highlights affordability and the waterfront lifestyle as key factors in his family’s decision to make the move. “It’s a waterfront lifestyle, at an affordable price. You’ve got the whole lifestyle, from paddle boarding to sailing right on your door-step.”

head out to the Broadwater together. It’s got so much going for it. It’s protected and it’s never dangerous. Plus, the fishing is great in the area. We catch a variety of species straight off the back pontoon – bream, flathead, mullet and mud crabs, among others.”

Visiting Calypso Bay and seeing the waterfront lifestyle firsthand often leaves a lasting impression with visitors. Getting to experience the local waterways and ease of exploring local islands is something that both Todd and Dan say surprised their friends upon visiting the area. “Everyone loves it. We have friends who are selling up and moving to Calypso,” Dan continues. “Everyone who comes this way is envious of the location and wants to make it happen. But now we have friends actually making it happen. It’s a whole different perspective once you’re here — living the dream.”

Todd nods in agreement. “The overall beauty, the camping options and the fishing options -it truly is a boaties’ paradise, and it caters for everyone with crystal blue waters, lush green scenery and white sandy beaches.”

Surrounded by the best islands, fishing spots and picturesque views the coast has to offer, Calypso Bay is a water lover’s paradise. Offering an activity for everyone and a community bonded by a shared passion for the waterfront, the development feels like so much more than a luxury estate. Boat enthusiasts, fishing fanatics and anyone who loves to just get out on the water are sure to find their ideal piece of paradise at Calypso Bay.

To anyone looking to explore the Calypso Bay area and see it for themselves, Dan gives a final piece of advice. “Just do it,” he says resolutely. “Be wary of your tides, follow the channel rules. But just go out and do it – and invite a friend.”

By Lani Esp-Morse

Published in the April – July 2020 print edition.