Marina car park upgrade

Runaway Bay Marina kicked off 2017 with a bang thanks to some highly anticipated resurfacing of the marina carpark.

Taking just over two weeks, there was a bit of disruption to the usual carparking layout but thankfully our tenants, boaties, customers and guests were all extremely understanding and accommodating to the works.

The teams who prepared and completed the resurfacing did so with efficiency and (on some days), in extreme heat.

After the heavy work was completed, the line markers come out and gave all the spaces a fresh lick of paint.

From the Management team at Runaway Bay Marina, we thank everyone for their patience.

Carpark work Runaway Bay Marina

Before the work begins

The patching up starts

The patching up starts


Carpark Feb 2nd Runaway Bay Marina C

The serious machinery begins to arrive


And stage 1 is complete!

And stage 1 is complete!


Work on the roadside car park commences

Work on the roadside car park commences.


All systems go as the temps get up to 39 degrees!

All systems go as the temps get up to 39 degrees!


Car park repavement

All done! Enjoy the new car park here at Runaway Bay Marina.




Snapper with Macadamia Pesto and Bean Salad

Try this delicious no-fuss dinner with fresh snapper and creamy macadamia pesto. It’s also gluten-free!

snapper fillet

Time to Prep: 5min

Time to Cook: 40min

Serves: 4

What You’ll Need:

Food Processor


  • 4 snapper Fillets (about 180g each)
  • 1 small red Onion – thinly sliced into rounds
  • 500g of sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 300g of green beans, trimmed and blanched

Macadamia Pesto:

  • 1 cup of fresh coriander leaves, firmly packed
  • 1 small garlic clove, coarsely chopped
  • 75g macadamia nuts, toasted
  • 1 lime, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of water


  • Preheat oven to 200c/180c fan forced.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the potatoes then drizzle with 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Season to taste then roast for 30 minutes (stir halfway) until golden and tender.

While the potatoes cook, prepare your pesto:

  • In your food processor process the macadamias, coriander, garlic and lime rind until finely chopped.
  • Combine the lime juice, oil and water in a jug.
  • Add jug contents to macadamia mixture with the processor motor running in a slow and steady stream until well combined and smooth.
  • Season further to taste

Preparing the snapper and veg:

  • Place the onion in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling hot water then let stand for 3 minutes.
  • Drain and place the onion and lime juice in a large bowl. Season to taste and set aside to macerate.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan (non-stick) over medium-high heat.
  • Pat the skin of the snapper with a dry paper towel and season to taste.
  • Cook snapper, skin side down, for approximately 2 minutes or until crispy.
  • Turn the snapper and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until just cooked through.
  • Transfer the snapper on to a plate to rest.
  • Add the sweet potatoes from the oven, beans and 1tbs of the pesto to the onion mixture and toss gently.
  • Divide among serving plates and top each with a snapper fillet and a spoonful of the pesto.

Shipyard Price Match Guarantee


During the months of July and August, the Runaway Bay Marina Shipyard will price match any bona fide competitors quote*.

As boat owners ourselves, we understand how valuable your time is. So don’t waste yours by travelling all the way up the river for shipyard services or having to compare prices of different marinas for storage.

At Runaway Bay Marina we are so confident that our boat storage & berthing and marine services will exceed all of your expectations and requirements that we will match any quote provided from one of our competitors for the months of July and August 2017. We also offer all of our boat owners and tenants the option of using their own service providers in our Marina and have the option of working on your vessel at the Runaway Bay Marina Shipyard*.

If you would like more information on our prices or any of the services we have available at the Runaway Bay Marina, you can either request an online quote or contact our team seven days a week. We are here every day except ANZAC day and more than happy to accommodate to your individual boating needs.

*Terms and conditions apply.