Whether it’s the ocean, a calm lake or meandering river, research has found that these natural landscapes have many restorative benefits. A study in the UK discovered those who live near water are healthier and happier, while the results of another study showed people prefer blue spaces over green ones. Thanks to the fact that Australia’s main cities are located near the coast, there’s a wonderful array of apartments you can choose from without sacrificing convenience. Check out our stand-out picks for waterfront developments.
Mahala, Mermaid Beach’s prime position on Peerless Avenue offers panoramic ocean views extending north to Broadbeach and south to Burleigh Heads. The generous oversized open floorplans connect to expansive balconies where residents can relax at night with a glass of wine in hand and watch the sunset over their coastal backyard.
One suburb over, Elysian offers 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes just a stone’s throw away from the beach. Inspired by contemporary boutique hotels, the project offers an elevated lifestyle with on-site amenities such as a heated swimming pool, sauna room and gymnasium as well as the first-of-its-kind in Broadbeach Elysian Virtual Concierge system.
New South Wales
Located on Honeysuckle Drive in Newcastle, Huntington achieves absolute water frontage with exclusive north, east and western outlooks over Newcaslte Harbour and the Hunter River. The 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes have been designed by renowned architect SJB, with interiors featuring high-quality finishes and, downstairs, there will be more than 1,500 sqm of mixed-use waterside retail and dining outlets to explore.
Nearby, Norfolk Penthouses offers a selection of just four exclusive residences. All have been built with the latest innovations — including car lifts — views of the Harbour Bridge, foreshore access and every contemporary luxury imaginable. This kind of property is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain a Lower North Shore waterfront address, surrounded by heritage-listed properties.
Australian Capital Territory
The range of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom homes at Iskia grants access to an array of lakeside paths and walks, as well as an abundance of recreational amenities. Here, residents can enjoy views of the whole city just across the water of winding Molongo River from inside the luxuriously appointed homes.
Meanwhile, on the shore of the iconic Lake Ginninderra, Cirrus acts as an entrance point to the popular Emu Bank promenade. Residents need only walk downstairs to find a range of waterfront restaurants and bars at their disposal.
Flinders Bank marks the rebirth of one of the last true Yarra River frontages. Designed by award-winning Fender Katsalidis, the curved façade is a reflection of the building’s surrounds, taking on the form of the river. With the added prestige of Australia’s first St. Regis Hotel, Flinders Bank is an unmissable opportunity to obtain a landmark address.
South west of Melbourne’s CBD, Waterline Place brings townhomes and apartments to the idyllic village-style community of Williamstown. Beautiful tree-lined streets, waterfront promenades and buzzing cafés create a vibrant neighbourhood here, and residents can choose from a range of oversized floorplans designed by Elenberg Fraser.
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