Rainbow Beach

GemLife Rainbow Beach
Luxury over-50s living in Port Macquarie

Located in the beautiful coastal town of Lake Cathie, GemLife Rainbow Beach will offer a tranquil sanctuary in an area renowned for its extraordinary natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle. Minutes from stunning beaches, ocean-front subtropical rainforest, protected national parks and the state’s second largest estuarine lagoon, GemLife Rainbow Beach is the perfect place to begin a whole new life. The resort is conveniently near to local shopping, transport and medical services, and is a short distance from the thriving Mid North Coast town of Port Macquarie. Perfect for those approaching retirement or seeking an active over 50s living lifestyle.

20 Forest Parkway, Lake Cathie, NSW 2445

Discover relaxed coastal living near Port Macquarie

From endless pristine beaches and spectacular seaside rainforest to renowned wineries and a thriving arts culture, GemLife Rainbow Beach puts you in easy reach of the Mid North Coast’s many attractions. Nestled in the peaceful coastal town of Lake Cathie, GemLife Rainbow Beach offers unparalleled over-50s living in one of New South Wales’ most picturesque and unspoilt locations.

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Facilities at our Rainbow Beach resort

  • Bar and coffee lounge Bar and lounge
  • Ten-pin bowling alley Ten-pin bowling
  • Outdoor pool and spa Heated indoor pool and spa
  • Sauna Sauna
  • Sun deck Sundeck
  • Gymnasium Fully equipped gym
  • Grand ballroom Grand hall
  • Dance floor Dance floor and stage with dressing rooms
  • Hairdressing salon and beauty parlour Hair salon
  • Consulting room Consultation room
  • Commercial-grade kitchen Commercial-grade kitchen
  • Boardroom Formal dining or meeting room
  • Rooftop lounge and terrace Rooftop lounge and terrace
  • Championship-size, floodlit and covered bowling green Undercover lawn bowls
  • Golf simulator Golf simulator
  • Wine cellar and lounge Wine room and lounge
  • Art and craft studio Creative arts studio
  • Games and entertainment room Games lounge
  • Bar and coffee lounge Bar
  • Resort bus Resort bus
  • Billiards Billiards
  • Cinema Luxury cinema
  • Library Library and reading lounge
  • Outdoor pool and spa Outdoor pool and spa
  • Outdoor dining Outdoor dining
  • Poolside recreation room Recreation room
  • Community garden Community garden
  • Resident workshop Residents' workshop


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GemLife's premium resort facilities

Flanked by the Queen’s Lake State Conservation Area and just minutes from the ocean, local shopping and transport, GemLife Rainbow Beach is your place in the sunshine – a whole new world of active over-50s living.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Enjoy a luxury, designer home in a secure and friendly community while enjoying the great facilities at your doorstep. Located just 17 kilometres south of Port Macquarie, GemLife Rainbow Beach is a resort designed for the active over 50s who are looking to upgrade their lifestyle.

Explore the level of inclusions that come as standard in our homes including ultra-high ceilings, ducted air conditioning, walk-in pantries, double-vanity sinks in the master bedrooms, plenty of storage space and double-car garages.

GemLife resorts have impressive luxury Country Clubs that are the heart of the community that include a cinema, library, bar and lounge, hairdressing salon, golf simulator and more.

GemLife is an innovative and sustainable way to finance a luxury new home that is right-sized for the over 50s. Best of all GemLife Land Lease Communities guarantee no entry and exit fees, ensuring you keep 100% of any capital gains made.

GemLife Rainbow, located at 20 Forest Parkway, Lake Cathie on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, close to local shops and four minutes away from Bonny Hills Beach.

Quality shopping is less than 30 minutes away at Port Central Shopping and Settlement City Shopping Centre. Other amenities nearby include Lake Cathie Medical Centre. Head north 14 minutes to golf at the Emerald Downs Golf Course or 20 minutes south to try the greens at Camden Haven Golf Club.

Enjoy a sunset drink at Beaches at Bonny Hills, which is only five minutes away. Or adventure lovers can head to the hills and try the mountain bike trails at nearby Jolly Nose.

Yes! GemLife Rainbow Beach is an active over-50s lifestyle resort sought-after by owner-occupiers who are looking to upgrade their way of life to enjoy a low-maintenance lock-up and go lifestyle.

Our active over-50s lifestyle resorts are distinctly different to retirement villages thanks to the innovative land lease model. Land Lease Communities are based on a simple and transparent structure which provides homeowners with flexibility and financial freedom governed and protected by State legislation. This means residents own their luxury homes and pay weekly site fees that covers the upkeep of the resort facilities, including the outstanding Country Club.

You’ll never pay entry fees or stamp duty when you purchase a home at GemLife. Should you decide to sell you won’t be slugged with exit fees or any kind of Deferred Management Fees.

Pets are welcome at GemLife Rainbow Beach. Our resorts feature off-leash dog runs and leashed pets are welcome on walks around the resort.

At GemLife Rainbow Beach, your family and friends are welcome to visit and stay overnight as your guests.

Modest weekly site fees contribute to security gates, the resort bus, Country Club and communal area maintenance, as well as on-site managers and the administration of the resort.

If you have a Department of Veteran’s Affairs or Australian Pension Card, you may be eligible for Federal Government Rental Assistance which helps cover a portion of a homeowners’ site fees.

All your local shopping needs are catered for at the Lake Cathie Village Centre which is just 3.7km away but there’s a large variety of shopping options available a little further afield. Sovereign Place Town Centre is 11 minutes away or head east to Lighthouse Beach Shopping Village, which is just 15 minutes up the road, and you're only 22 minutes away from Port Central shopping mall.

GemLife Rainbow Beach is close to medical facilities. Lake Cathie Medical Centre is two minutes down the road. Camden Haven Medical Centre is 15 minutes away. Tertiary medical care is available at Port Macquarie Base Hospital and Port Macquarie Private Hospital – about 16- and 23-minutes' drive from the resort respectively.

GemLife resorts are safe and secure, with dedicated on-site management available for assistance, in addition to convenient number-plate recognition technology at the resort’s entrance security gates.

For added peace of mind, GemLife Rainbow Beach homes come with a range of standard security features:

  • High-quality security screens on windows and doors.
  • Double-lockup garages with remote control access.
  • Four sensor burglar alarms with two touch screens.

There is no stamp duty to pay, as you are purchasing your own home to live in. And should you decide to sell, there are no exit fees, so you can keep 100% of your capital gains.

If you own a recreational vehicle or caravan, talk to our team about storage availability. Or sell your caravan or motorhome and hire a fully kitted out Explore by GemLife motorhome instead, available exclusively for GemLife homeowners.

*Pending availability. Terms and conditions apply.

GemLife's low maintenance homes makes it easy for you to enjoy an independent lifestyle. However, should you require more help at home, there are a wide range of in-home care service providers in the local area that can offer you tailored support as and when you need it.