Life begins at Halcyon

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Halcyon brings certainty and simplicity to cost of living

05 April 2018 | by Halcyon

Moving into a Halcyon community opens the door to a bigger lifestyle while allowing you to downsize and simplify all those costs of living.

Many people who buy at Halcyon do so because they are sick and tired of the never-ending expense, worry and hard yakka of maintaining a big family home.

Choosing life at Halcyon simplifies things so you can enjoy more freedom and afford a better quality of life.

First, it allows you to unlock all that hard-earned equity in the family home, freeing up money for holidays, ‘toys’ like boats and caravans, or simply the security of having cash in ...

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Opening of the $5 million Lifestyle and Recreational Precinct

26 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Watch the WIN NEWS coverage from the opening of the $5 million Lifestyle and Recreational Precinct at Halcyon Lakeside.

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Couple swaps island life for Halcyon Days

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Home owners Fran and Ian Ritchie have traded a luxurious oceanfront apartment for a bigger slice of social life at Halcyon Greens.

The couple lived on Ephraim Island at Paradise Point for almost two years, and while they loved the magnificent water views from their sub-penthouse, they felt that something was missing on the social front.

“When you retire you want a social network and we found living vertically, as you do at Ephraim Island, that there’s no social aspect to it,” Ian said.

“You might meet up with one or two people, but it’s just like high-rise living and you might not ...

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Former high-flyer touches down at Lakeside

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Halcyon Lakeside newcomer Peter Hitchcock spent almost half of his 40-year public service career rubbing shoulders with premiers, prime ministers, ambassadors and even royalty.

The former accountant’s role as a senior protocol officer for Queensland’s Department of Premier and Cabinet made him responsible for rolling out the red carpet for the Government’s VIP guests between the early 1980s and 2000.

Peter worked under successive Premiers, from Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen to Peter Beattie, arranging everything from airport pick-ups and hotel drop-offs for dignitaries to official receptions and State funerals.

The job also required him to organise trips and escort VIPs to key Queensland destinations, ...

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Gail and Lyle swap city stress for Parks life

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Almost a year after leaving the hustle and bustle of Brisbane, Halcyon Parks home owners Gail and Lyle Lister are definitely not looking back.

Instead, they’re looking forward to their daily bike ride, relaxing walks on the beach and catching up with their neighbours on the front patio.

The couple made their favourite beach holiday destination their new home mid last year and plan to spend their 60s living it up at Caloundra.

No longer tied to maintaining a big family home and garden at Brackenridge, Gail and Lyle are embracing a more active and social way of life.

“We wanted to do this ...

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Inter-community rivalry is on a roll

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Things are heating up on Halcyon’s bowling greens with the start of an inter-community tournament involving bowlers from Hope Island to Bli Bli.

The epicentre of this bowls rivalry is Glades, where a group of keen bowlers has organised to play each community in the Halcyon family over the next few months.

Kicking off in early March, the home-and-away series will see Glades play host to Halcyon Parks, Halcyon Greens (whose team includes some Vision bowlers) and Halcyon Waters respectively over three consecutive Sundays.

The Glades team will then travel to Lakeside, Landing and Parks for competition on Sundays during April and May ...

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It’s all aboard for the Glades cruisers

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Two's company on a cruise but 18 is a party, as a group of Halcyon Glades home owners discovered when they hit the high seas together.

Their time aboard the Sun Princess took the nine couples ‘Across the Ditch’ to experience everything from spectacular Milford Sound and historic Dunedin to art deco-inspired Napier and harbourside Auckland.

Tour leader “Mama” Carole Ritchie initiated the group trip after enjoying the same cruise six years ago.

“As the instigator, I was a bit anxious that people wouldn’t get along,” she said.

But like life at Halcyon, it was the ideal combination of spending time together and doing ...

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Rick helping nepalese kids one step at a time

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Vision by Halcyon home owner Rick Parkes is about to embark on an epic journey that will combine two of his great passions – trekking and the Nepalese people.

Aged 74, the experienced trail walker, mountain climber and seasoned world traveller is preparing to walk 817km along the northern coast of Spain to raise money for disadvantaged kids in rural Nepal.

To prepare for the 50-day journey, Rick has been pulling on a 10kg backpack and hitting the treadmill in Vision’s gym each day while also doing lots of stretching and completing a decent bushwalk each week.

In Spain, he will walk one ...

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Team Halcyon… Take your mark

23 March 2018 | by Halcyon

It's ‘Game on’ for Team Halcyon at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with close to 30 home owners and staff joining the small army of volunteers helping the city to host its biggest ever sporting event.

Halcyon Waters couple Ian and Marilyn Pedersen are among about 20 home owners from the Hope Island community who are volunteering during the 11-day event.

They are right on the frontline with Marilyn based at the Games Village as an assistant to the team from the African nation of Botswana. Her duties involve accompanying the team to their events as well as to the opening ...

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What life's like at Halcyon Lakeside

13 March 2018 | by Halcyon

Hear from some of our home owners on what life is like living at Halcyon Lakeside.

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Pimpama

Pimpama
Halcyon Greens

Bli Bli

Bli Bli
Halcyon Lakeside

Caboolture

Caboolture
Halcyon glades

Hope Island

Hope Island
Vision By Halcyon

Bli Bli

Bli Bli
Halcyon Landing

Hope Island

Hope Island
Halcyon Waters

Caloundra

Caloundra
Halcyon Parks