Living Choice Kawana Island

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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 village 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.

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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


Leisure Centre

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.


Floating pontoon

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.


Woodwork centre

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


Interest groups

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.

Kawana Tennis

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.


Social events

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.

Kawana Shopping

Shopping trips

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 best choice for my parents

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.

Richard Fisher

What more could you want!

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

We have agreed it’s the best move ever

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

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.


Five star facilities

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.

Retirement Care

On-site carers

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.


Emergency Response

Residents have the peace of mind of knowing that there are staff members on duty during working hours to respond to emergencies, as well as a 24-hour emergency response service, which is operated by myhomefone. Each resident has an emergency phone console as well as a pendant. At the touch of a button, a trained professional will answer your call, assess the situation, and contact emergency services.


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
Queensland 4575

Sales: Ph 1800 004 388
Village administration: Ph (07) 5437 7399

If you’re interested in our Kawana Island retirement village, Suzi can assist in showing you the wonderful facilities and retirement homes on offer.
Kawana Island is open for inspections Monday to Friday by appointment.



Phone Suzi at
1800 004 388
or use this contact form

Kawana Island Village Enquiry

You may have to pay a departure fee when you leave this village which may impact on the capital gains received.

Please note: Our homes are not available to rent. 

Our other Queensland Retirement Communities:


Living Choice Parkwood

76-122 Napper Road, Parkwood, QLD
Phone sales on 
1300 421 414
or email

Twin Waters retirement village Sunshine Coast

Living Choice Twin Waters
Retirement Village

21 Baywater Drive,
Twin Waters QLD 4564
Phone sales on 1800 008 099
or the village office
Ph: (07) 5450 7833