If I asked you to think of the Gold Coast you would probably conjure up thoughts of sunshine and glistening beaches, thriving nightlife and holidays full of action and excitement. But what if I told you that there was another side to the Gold Coast? Think down to earth relaxation, reminiscent of the good 'ol days, camping as a kid and getting back to the simple life. This is what you'll find in Jacobs Well.
Fishing Convoy at Jacobs Well 1937 Lovingly dubbed 'The Well' by locals, the township of Jacobs Well was settled in the late 1800s and has rich history of sugar cane and dairy farming, which continues to this day. You'll enjoy winding down from the hustle and bustle of city life as you drive through the sugar cane fields which lead you to the quaint bayside township . Fishing is also deep in the heart of Jacobs Well. Sitting primely at the junction of Moreton Bay and the Broadwater, and a short boat ride to Jumpinpin Bar and South Stradbroke Island, the many uninhabited islands and waterways are home to an abundance of birdlife and marine life. Boating, jet skiing and kayaking are all fabulous ways of getting out there and discovering the beauty of the bay.
Don Waters These days the Jacobs Well community boasts an array of robust characters including local artist Don Waters who's magnificent artworks are internationally renowned. You'll find some of his work on buildings and walls around town! Jacobs Well is also home to delectable eateries such as Castaway Cafe, Kingfish Fish and Chips and Gold Coast Pie of the Year award winners, The Flying Pieman, all in the centre of town. The Bayside Tavern is a popular hub, serving great meals and local entertainment. The town is completed with essential services including a bait and tackle shop, pharmacy, bottle shop and supermarket.
If you've never been, Jacobs Well is definitely worth discovering. Located roughly half way between Brisbane and Surfers Paradise, it is only a 15 minute drive to the awesome theme parks and about 40 minutes to the magical Tamborine Mountain Gallery Walk and rainforest trails. And for a bit of old fashioned camping nostalgia, fire pits are allowed at the Tourist Park! So, pack the kids, the dog and the marshmallows and check out this GC gem!
Posted: November 5th 2020