Why Kiwis are obsessed with the Gold Coast – realestate.com.au

Why Kiwis are obsessed with the Gold Coast - realestate.com.au

David and Karen Dovey from Mt Maunganui in New Zealand’s Bay of Lots, have bought a two-bedroom house at Tapestry on Chevron Island.


KIWIS are looking for surf, sand and sunshine with New Zealanders making up the largest portion of abroad searches for the Gold Coast.

Home-hunting from throughout the ditch made up nearly 40 per cent of overseas-based searches for the Glitter Strip, based on PropTrack information over the previous three months.

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Home-hunting from throughout the ditch made up nearly 40 per cent of overseas-based searches for the Glitter Strip. Image: Nigel Hallett


The UK got here in second with a 14.5 per cent share whereas the USA made up 8.7 per cent.

Surfers Paradise was the most well-liked suburb adopted by Burleigh Heads, Southport, Hope Island and Robina.

REIQ Gold Coast chairman Andrew Henderson stated it wasn’t stunning to see a lot curiosity from New Zealanders.

A Virgin flight utilizing an aerobridge at Gold Coast Airport’s new terminal growth. Image: Luke Marsden.


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“We’ve undoubtedly seen a rise in enquiry degree and buying from New Zealand,” Mr Henderson stated.

“After experiencing heavier lockdowns over the pandemic a variety of are probably wanting to maneuver right here for the approach to life, to retire or to check.”

At Siera’s Tapestry improvement in Surfers Paradise, one in 5 enquiries had been heralding from New Zealand.

David and Karen Dovey from Mt Maunganui in New Zealand’s Bay of Lots, have bought a two-bedroom house at Tapestry on Chevron Island.


Amongst these had been David and Karen Dovey from Mt Maunganui in New Zealand’s Bay of Lots, who purchased a two-bedroom house.

“We fell in love with Tapestry whereas holidaying on the Gold Coast,” Mr Dovey stated.

“The calm setting of Chevron Island, so near the hub of Surfers Paradise, offers us the perfect of each worlds, all inside strolling distance of the seashore.

“Karen and I’ve retired after constructing a really busy franchise enterprise and we’re in search of an journey.

He stated Tapestry and the “Australian way of life” attracted them to the Coast.

“Given the vitality of the Gold Coast, it’s a large distinction to the place we reside presently in Mt Maunganui.”

David and Karen Dovey from Mt Maunganui in New Zealand’s Bay of Lots say the the “Australian way of life” paired with new improvement Tapestry attracted them to the Gold Coast.


Founding father of Siera Brent Thompson, stated the Gold Coast’s subtropical way of life and affordability was attracting an growing variety of New Zealanders.

“The energy of New Zealand’s property market is enabling extra individuals to capitalise on the worth of their dwelling and obtain the next degree of way of life alternative, and decrease value of residing on the Gold Coast,” Mr Thompson stated.

John Cole of Lucy Cole Status Properties stated the extent of demand from expatriates desirous to safe a slice of dwelling was preserving the Gold Coast market stronger than Sydney and Melbourne.

“Numerous expats who’re working in locations like Singapore, New Zealand or the US are beginning to have a look at returning dwelling after spending years away in the course of the Covid-pandemic and are actually experiencing life abroad in a time of accelerating world uncertainty,’’ he stated.

“Added to that, the expats can see world publicity of South East Queensland’s property market is just going to extend within the lead as much as the 2032 Olympics.

“All that mixes means the expats more and more trying to come dwelling and that has stored the Gold Coast market extra buoyant.”

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Prime 10 most searched suburbs on the Gold Coast from abroad home hunters

(previous three months)

1. Surfers Paradise

2. Burleigh Heads

3. Southport

4. Hope Island

5. Robina

6. Palm Seaside

7. Helensvale

8. Coolangatta

9. Mermaid Seaside

10. Varsity Lakes

SOURCE: PropTrack information

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