Huge Mixed-Use ‘Wonderlust’ Development Proposed for Surfers

Artist's impression of proposed Wonderlust Pool Club
Artist's impression of proposed Wonderlust Pool Club

To be known as ‘Wonderlust’, EG Funds Management has submitted a development application to build a large mixed-use development comprising of two hotel and residential towers located at 24 – 26 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise.

The development is made possible by the consolidation of four lots totalling 5,254 sqm. Situated across from the Towers of Chevron Renaissance complex, the new development would create a new cross block pedestrian link from Surfers Paradise Boulevard through to Orchid Avenue.

Designed by Elenberg Fraser, the proposed towers will rise to 71 and 55 storeys high with each of the tower’s primary uses being permanent residential apartments, short term stay and hotel rooms.

Artist's impression of proposed Wonderlust Podium from Surfers Paradise Boulevard
Artist’s impression of proposed development podium from Surfers Paradise Boulevard

Development Rundown

  • 500 Apartments
  • Separated Residential Amenities
  • 270 Serviced Apartments
  • 400 Hotel Rooms
  • Pool Club
  • Restaurants
  • Ground Floor Retail
  • A Landscaped Public Plaza
  • Carwash
Artist's impression of proposed Wonderlust development
Artist’s impression of proposed development

The Wanderlust Pool Club

The development will feature a sizeable podium level pool club which will accomodate a nightclub entertainment facility, two main pools with smaller sunken pools, three bars, private cabanas, a dance floor and private jacuzzi rooms.

According to the development application, the proposed restaurants and bars become more intimate spaces above the pool club, with private dining areas looking out to the streets below.

The key feature of the development is the Wanderlust Pool Club which will occupy the first podium level and will accommodate and attract world class entertainment acts to the City.

‘Wanderlust’, meaning “a strong desire to travel” was given to the development with the intention to encourage and instil desire for increased local, national and international visitation to Surfers Paradise.

The third floor podium level will contain the residential amenities primarily for use by permanent residents and offers the following:

  • Training/fitness studios
  • Pool/snooker rooms
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Private dining rooms
  • Outdoor gym and lawn areas
  • Outdoor cinema
  • Pool
  • Sun lounges
Artist's impression of Wonderlust development
Artist’s impression of Wonderlust development

Proposed Apartment Breakdown:

Tower 1:

  • One Bedroom Apartments (x123)
  • Two Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartments (x156)
  • Two Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartments, Plus MPR (x72)
  • Penthouse (x7)
  • Hotel Rooms (x400)

Tower 2:

  • One Bedroom Apartments (x141)
  • Two Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartments (x180)
  • Two Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartments, Plus MPR (x84)
  • Penthouse (x7)
Proposed Wonderlust building breakup
Proposed building breakup

The buildings in which Wonderlust would replace currently accomodate a range of Surfers Paradise night club and bar venues.

The development application number for this project is 201701214.

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