Kawana Island Retirement Village - Sunshine Coast
With its stunning waterfront location on the southern tip of Kawana Island, Living Choice Kawana Island has attracted many active retirees keen to make the most of the Sunshine Coast’s healthy, relaxed, beachside lifestyle.
The pet-friendly retirement community offers both luxury villas and apartments and is close to modern shopping centres, restaurants, sporting facilities, safe beaches and the biggest hospital and medical precinct in the Southern Hemisphere.
We welcome tours of our village by fully vaccinated people or those who have a medical exemption. To protect the safety of our residents and staff members, please phone ahead to make an appointment and wear a mask.
Lifestyle at Kawana Island
If you love being active on the water, you will love Living Choice Kawana Island! The retirement village is located on the Parrearra Lake and has its own floating pontoon and kayak launch. If you enjoy boating, the village’s lock key provides access to the ocean via hundreds of hectares of waterways.
A paved walkway and cycleway encircles the island and the village has its own bowling green with clubhouse, tennis court and a fabulous leisure centre where you can entertain your family and friends in style. The village is also close to Kawana Shopping World, restaurants, sporting facilities and hospitals.
Facilities at Kawana Island
The leisure centre is the social heart of the village and has an indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, gym and spa, movie theatre, library/craft room, workshop, hairdressing salon, massage room, billiards room, auditorium with dance floor, lounge, bar and BBQ area. There is also a clubhouse with gym, darts, billiards, table tennis and board games.
With so many water activities on your doorstep, it’s easy to understand why water-loving retirees have been attracted to Living Choice Kawana Island. You can launch a boat from the village’s own floating pontoon or go kayaking on the extensive waterways – the village even has its own kayak launcher.
Bowls, tennis, golf
With perfect year-round weather, residents love to be active and enjoy bowls on the village’s own bowls green five times a week. There is organised tennis twice a week and on Thursdays the village bus takes golfers to the Par 3 course at Glenview.
Kawana Island retirement village has a very well-equipped woodwork centre where a dedicated group of residents meet regularly to make or repair a wide range of items. They are well-known in the community for their huge annual donation of toys to needy children. The toys are distributed by the local Salvos.
Activities at Kawana Island
There are so many interest groups! Choose from needlework, decoupage, wood-turning, 8 ball pool, snooker, table tennis, backgammon, bingo/hoy, chess, cards, bridge, darts, backgammon, poker, meditation, Mahjong, computer group, dancing, darts, theatre groups and Meet & Speak.
Sport and Fitness
Improving your fitness is easy at Living Choice Kawana Island – enjoy outdoor and indoor bowls, tennis, kayaking, tai chi, yoga, Zumba Gold, dancing, line dancing, water volleyball and aquarobics.
Many fun events and outings are arranged by residents throughout the year, including themed dinners, dances, sports days, Christmas, New Year, Australia Day and Melbourne Cup celebrations and outings to local attractions. There are also many keen theatre-goers who enjoy both local and Brisbane performances.
The village has a bus which takes residents to both Kawana Shopping World and the Sunshine Plaza. Both shopping centres boast hundreds of stores, plus several supermarkets. Nearby Kawana Shopping World has recently undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment and includes Coles, Woolworths and Aldi supermarkets.
Testimonials from our wonderful residents
Thank you to those residents that offer testimonials about their experience living at Living Choice Kawana Island retirement village. We value what our residents have to say, and the Living Choice team work hard to ensure that we are exceeding resident expectations.
Here are some of the testimonials we have received:
The innovative designs and quality of the construction, together with the on-site amenities and ideal location, were a compelling combination in the selection of Living Choice Kawana Island as the optimal retirement village option for my parents.
In their near 13-year residency they enjoyed exactly the lifestyle that they had hoped for, pursuing a wide range of on-site activities and social engagements and always spoke very highly of the efficiency and friendliness of management and staff.
Although the retirement village space continues to expand apace, we’re of the view that the operation and lifestyle offered by Living Choice continues to be the premier package in the retirement market place and we look forward to taking up our own residency in the next year or two.
I have been at Living Choice since June 2004, and can truly say it’s been a good move. The staff are very helpful and caring, and I love my unit.
There are outings and get-togethers and lots of events are held in the leisure centre. It is a pretty island, nice walks near the water and it is close to the shops. Plus, there’s ongoing care if it’s needed – what more can you want?
Valerie Hadley, resident, Living Choice Kawana Island
My wife and I took possession of our apartment at Living Choice Kawana Island in June 2014 after a big move from Adelaide from a similar apartment situation.
We are so pleased with our move as from sales, manager to maintenance staff everyone is courteous with excellent service – to the maintenance of grounds, apartments and the many resident facilities.
We find it a great lifestyle village and would recommend it to any over 55s – just don’t leave it too late. It’s a great lifestyle investment.
Although Living Choice calls it a “Retirement Village” most of the residents here are anything but retiring – just “lifestyle bound”.
Brenton & Sue Jarrett
Since arriving at Living Choice at Kawana Island we have agreed it’s the best move ever. All of the staff and village residents have been very friendly and the facilities are first class. Some of these are the bowling green, tennis court, indoor and outdoor pools, snooker and pool tables and many of the other activities if you wish to partake any of these activities.
Ray & Margaret
I feel very blessed that I am living in such a spacious and well-appointed villa, my children are very happy that I am here too! The whole complex, gardeners and maintenance team are just wonderful. I am overjoyed at the way residents and staff have made me feel so welcome. The indoor heated pool was a big drawcard for me.
We chose Living Choice Kawana Island because of its five-star facilities, its proximity to all amenities such as shopping, hospitals, doctors and dentists and the quality and finish of the units. We certainly know we made the right choice!
Manfred & Janne
Care and Security at Kawana Island
The Living Choice Home Care Program at Kawana Island retirement village ensures that residents can live in their own homes for as long as possible. A staff member is always on-site and caring neighbours are always on hand to assist.
The village offers luxury Independent Living with staff on-site 7 days per week, 24 hours a day. Around-the-clock emergency response is also provided by Tunstall Healthcare.
Living Choice also recognises that Kawana Island residents may need a higher level of care in the future and there are several Aged Care Residences nearby which offer a premium level of care, including Estia Twin Waters, which is adjacent to Living Choice Twin Waters.
All staff members at Living Choice Kawana Island are fully trained in Advanced First Aid and are on-site between 8am and 5pm five days a week. A carer takes over at 5pm until 8am and is also on duty on weekends and public holidays. The carers are highly valued by the residents and their services are included in the monthly levy.
A Tunstall Healthcare Personal Alarm System is installed in all homes and common areas and a waterproof pendant is also supplied. At the touch of a button residents can press their pendant or Help button to be connected to the on-site carer as well as an off-site Nurse. Together they will assess the situation and summon an ambulance, if necessary.
Home Care & Health
As an Approved Provider, Living Choice Home Care services can be arranged through a Government subsidy or on a user-pays basis. Amanda McIntosh, a massage therapist and Pain Management Specialist, visits the village twice a week and the hairdressing salon, run by Jan Bermingham, is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Kawana Health Precinct
The village is conveniently located close to the new Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital and the co-located Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital, which together form the largest new health precinct in the Southern Hemisphere.
Living Choice Kawana Island
10 Marco Way, Kawana Island
If you’re interested in our Kawana Island retirement village, Suzie can assist in showing you the wonderful facilities and retirement homes on offer.
Kawana Island is open for inspections Monday to Friday by appointment.
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Phone Suzie at
1800 004 388
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You may have to pay a departure fee when you leave this village which may impact on the capital gains received.