Helensvale is a suburb of the Gold Coast, Australia. Helensvale was the first integrated suburb built on the hinterland fringe of the Gold Coast.
In the next five years, Helensvale is expected to develop further as a transport hub, with the current linking of the Gold Coast Highway and Pacific Motorway, the two most important road routes on the Gold Coast with Helensvale Railway Station at Westfield Helensvale. This will develop further with Helensvale being the terminus of the northern end of the Gold Coast Rapid Transit plan. Many current and planned Surfside bus routes also connect Helensvale with the rest of the Gold Coast.
The first integrated suburb built on the hinterland fringe of the Gold Coast, Helensvale welcomed its first residents in the 1980s with a shopping centre, primary and secondary state schools, golf course, parks and a bowls club, all either in place or on the assembly line.
Since then, Helensvale has solidified into a quiet, middle-class village close to the Coomera River and its tributaries and within comfortable driving distance of Gold Coast. It is also a key station on the recently-restored Gold Coast-Brisbane rail link.
The tourist strip is, of course, famous for its ocean beaches, theme parks, shopping and resort golf courses. The coastal ranges and the hinterland offer magical rainforest walking tracks and stunning lookouts.