GoldCoast Travelogue: Moorings On Cavill

Finally, I’ve sorted out the photos for my GC trip and the very first post shall be on my accommodation! I love it very much and would probably just go back there when I visit the GoldCoast again.

moorings overview

Moorings On Cavill is approximately 30 minutes away from the GC Airport. Take bus 702 from the GC Airport and alight at the Surfers Paradise bus stop. The bus stop is somewhere between Moorings and Vibe hotel as seen in the above photo.

TIP: Get a Go Card at the Gold Coast Shuttle Counter at the airport. 10 AUD deposit is required. This card is similar to our EZ-link card. I topped up 20 AUD for my 3 days trip and there’s still remaining balance which is refundable along with the 10 AUD deposit. Bus rides are relatively cheaper using the card as compared to paying cash.

moorings addy

Checking in took less then 20 minutes and our apartment was ready when we arrived there at about 10.30 am or so. Usual check in time was 2 pm. I did inform them the rough timing of my arrival though. 🙂


We were given two keys to the apartment. These keys comes with a security censor that allows access into the main building and the lift. So you can be assured that security is tight here and only guests and residents are able to access the place.

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Above photos are a rough collage of the two bedroom apartment with river view that I’ve booked for a three nights stay.The Master bedroom with a queen bed comes with an en-suite bathroom with bathtub! The guest room have two single beds. There’s a common toilet and a fully equipped open concept kitchen. There’s a cosy dinning area and living room area with sofas and TV. There most awesome would be the wrapped around balcony which give you a full view of the Nerang River. Sitting by the balcony and just admiring the view was one of my favorite things to do. They also have a laundry room which we did not utilized since it’s a short stay.


The Master bedroom’s mine and I loved it! It has a super nice view that I wake up to everyday while I was there and the bed is soft and comfy. Plus there’s a bathtub in the bathroom!! Happy me!


Another awesome thing about the master bedroom is that the doors of the wardrobe are all made of mirror. Say hi to nice OOTD shots! By the way, that’s my OOTD for my first day in GC! 😛


The rooms are wide and spacious and so is the rest of the apartment. We only had three person but this two bedroom apartment can definitely house more people.


Lighting was awesome so I had to camwhore a little. 😛


They have a nice outdoor area with a heated swimming pool, a sauna, jacuzzi, BBQ area etc. I would have taken a swim at the pool if it wasn’t winter. >~<


Nice area to just chill out having a BBQ or just a drink while admiring the view of the Nerang River.


This is a nice shot of the stone path that leads to the pool area from the lobby.


Inserts another photo of self as the lighting is awesome. ( This was taken on Day 2 anyways.)


The pool is very well maintained and is also covered up at night to prevent anyone from falling in and also leaves to fall in I think. Very clean! And did I mentioned that it’s a salted pool?


Another shot taken at my apartment balcony. I get a really nice view of the Nerang river and I’m really happy. There’s so much to see and it’s feel nice and serene at night.


Sunset from my balcony! Angle 1!


Angle 2!


Angle 3! I really really missed seeing this view! Can never get bored of it!


Moorings On Cavill is also only 5 minutes walk from the Surfers Paradise and the beach. About 10-15 minutes walk to the Q1 tower. There’s Coles and Woolworths within walking distances too. And you know how shopping malls in Australia closes at about 4pm right? The shops in Surfers opened till 8 -9 pm so it’s super convenient. Buses to theme parks is just at the main surfers bus stop.

Need to get tour tickets? You can just book directly from the front desk but do take note that the front desk is only opened till 5 pm on weekdays and 12pm on weekends. There’s also one tour counter right outside Moorings and quite a number around Surfers. So you can just take your pick!

I would also like to thank Margaret and Erin for being so helpful and making us feel at home! They are really friendly people!! They replied to all my questions months before my trip and even before I made my booking. Which is why I was super looking forward to my trip then.

For those who are interested, I paid 555 AUD for the 3 nights stay. They also required a 200 AUD deposit upon book in. So I paid the remaining 355 AUD at check in. Another thing to note is that I’ve to check out early at about 6 am and checking out is pretty fuss free by just dropping the keys at the front desk. You just have to ensure that you throw your rubbish and done your dishes before you leave.

Margaret and Erin also helped booked a limousine transfer for us to get to the airport and the driver who’s actually staying at the Moorings even made a call to our apartment to inform us that he’s ready whenever we are ready to make a move. Which I think is really good. He was a very jovial person and even pointed out different places for us to take a look on the trip back to the airport.

I highly recommend Moorings On Cavill if you’re heading to the GC! They are ranked no 1 on Trip Advisor and they are really worthy of that title.


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