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Perfect Accommodation For the Commonwealth Games

  The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are now less than a year away (4 – 15 April) and The Bend of The River is an excellent and convenient accommodation choice for spectators, teams and their families. In fact, the Road Cycling route goes straight up Guineas Creek Road and past us! http://www.mygc.com.au/revealed-street-route-three-commonwealth-games-races/ Please get in touch if you are…

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Our Inaugural Chocolate Making Workshop

What a fabulous time we had running our inaugural Chocolate Making Workshop last Thursday at Bend of the River! Guests were welcomed with a steaming cup of hot chocolate made from an antique steamer and using only the best Couverture dark chocolate. Sprinkled liberally with cocoa buds, it just melted in your mouth. Peter Mengler,…

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It’s Black Sapote Time!

If you love chocolate, now is the perfect time to visit Bend Of The River. Standing tall in the middle of our exotic fruit orchard you will find lush Black Sapote trees, full of fruit, ready to pick. When perfectly ripe, Black Sapotes taste just like a beautifully rich chocolate pudding, hence their nickname “Chocolate…

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Swell Festival is coming soon!

If you happen to be staying with us from the 9th-18th September, you are in for a treat! The Swell Sculpture Festival is back on for 2016 and the program they have lined up looks amazing! Featuring a huge range of local artists and their wonderful creations, the Swell Festival will see the Currumbin Pacific Parade…

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The gentle giants having a whale of a time off the coast…

There are so many reasons to visit the Gold Coast during summer, but what about winter? Most people are reluctant to travel to a holiday destination during winter because of the weather, but the Gold Coast is arguably just as amazing during winter as it is during winter! Want to know just one of the…

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Fabulous Ekka Special!

The Royal Brisbane Show is just around the corner! Are you wanting to escape from Brisbane to avoid the Ekka crowds? Take advantage of the mid-week public holiday and soak up the tranquility of our beautiful Bend of the River homestead; we have the perfect special just for you! When you book 2 nights stay on…

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A moving message from some of our guests

Upon checking the guest book today, we found that we had received the most beautiful message from our recent guests! Thank you so much to the Schoemakers for their kind and moving words, it was a pleasure to have you. This is what they wrote… As I write, the afternoon sun is streaming into the…

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5 Benefits of getting a massage

Did you know that when you stay at Bend of the River, we can organise a massage for you on site? Yes, what better way to make the most of your holiday in paradise than with a relaxing massage surrounded by the sounds of nature? Here are the top 5 reasons we think you should…

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Tally Valley Cafe Hideaway!

Tucked away on Tallebudgera Creek Road, just 5 minutes drive from the Bend of the River property, is the Heritage Hideaway Cafe. If you’re craving a good burger or coffee in a chilled out, relaxing atmosphere, you absolutely must visit this little charm. There is no better place to enjoy a delicious meal or brunch…

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Where is the best place to stay on the Gold Coast?

Many visitors to the Gold Coast have never heard of the Tallebudgera area, where our beautiful holiday accommodation property is located. Tallebudgera is part of the hinterland area of the Gold Coast, a part of The Coast that we think is unnecessarily neglected! There is so much to do and see in the hinterland, and…

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