Residents strike it lucky in Caboolture

Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront residents strike it lucky with ten pin bowling alley

Retirement Living
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Caboolture retirees swap lawn bowls for ten-pin bowling.

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LANE CHANGE: The three-lane bowling alley is a popular place for residents of Living Gems Caboolture Riverside to spend time with family and friends.

LANE CHANGE: The three-lane bowling alley is a popular place for residents of Living Gems Caboolture Riverside to spend time with family and friends.

Residents at Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront can strike it lucky every day of the week if they wish - with their own purpose-built ten pin bowling alley.

A unique addition to this over-50s lifestyle resort, the three-lane bowling alley is a popular place for residents to hang out and spend time with friends and family.

Resident Carol Wyer meets up with friends from the resort every Saturday to play a couple of games and catch up.

"It's a fun thing to do every week and a great way to keep social and stay fit at the same time," she said.

"My grandchildren also love having a few games when they come to visit.

"Living Gems has thought of everything with ball guide ramps and even little bowling shoes available for them to play in."

Set up as a professional ten pin bowling alley, there is electronic scoring, lane gutters and an automatic pin-setter.

After a game, residents can stop by the multi-million dollar country club for a drink or coffee for that all-important post game debrief.

"The bowling alley is open to everyone who lives at the resort. You play against yourself and no one takes it too seriously," Carol said.

"It's a real plus to have our very own private bowling alley and it adds to all the other activities on offer here."

"What with aqua aerobics, tai chi, crafts and line dancing to name a few, it's getting hard to fit everything in."

The ten pin bowling alley is housed in the resort's country club, which is also home to more than 20 recreational activities including tennis, swimming pool and spa, cinema, grand ballroom and lounge.

Located on the banks of the Caboolture River, the boutique lifestyle resort is pet-friendly and set in lush surrounds at the top of Moreton Bay and within easy reach of Bribie Island.

Living Gems has been recognised by the Queensland Master Builders Association, with the country clubs at Caboolture and sister resorts in Pacific Paradise, Toowoomba, taking out the top award for best Tourism and Leisure Facilities up to $10 million.

  • To find out more or to book a tour phone 1800 957-961, or visit www.livinggems.com.au
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