Coolangatta is located at the southern end of the Gold Coast, on the border between Queensland and New South Wales, Coolangatta is nestled between Beautiful Sandy Beaches and the Tweed river.
Coolangatta has a lovely patrolled beach as well as other beaches with excellent surfing breaks, Kirra Beach and Snapper Rocks are particularly good. Beautiful shaded parklands surround the beaches which are a great place to enjoy a relaxing time whilst taking in the fantastic views north to Surfer’s Paradise.
Tweeds Heads is the sister town of Coolangatta and you can visit the Captain Cook memorial lighthouse at the centre of the two, doing so allows you to stand in both Queensland and New South Wales at the same time as you feast on the magnificent views.
There is great shopping in the area as well as trendy cafes and restaurants along the beachfront and in Griffith Street. Coolangatta also holds Art & Craft Markets along the beachfront at Marine Parade on the second Sunday of each month, here you can bag a bargain or pick up that special memento of your visit.
Coolangatta has a vibrant nightlife, with numerous al fresco restaurants and a number of bars and clubs providing live entertainment. The Wintersun festival is Australia's leading retro nostalgia event, and is held in the city in June each year with popular 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll music, costumes, dancing and Hot Rod cars.
There is an abundance of accommodation around the Coolangatta area, ranging from motels and hotels to premier resorts overlooking the beach. Getting around is easy, with buses travelling along the coast to the major Gold Coast attractions, and the airport also close by.
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