Coolangatta is a city in the southern part of Gold Coast Australia, very close to the border between Queensland and New South Wales. The airport of Gold Coast is situated here. You can fly to the Great Barrier Reef in the south and come back within a day. The beaches in the northern side of Coolangatta, Rainbow Bay, and Greenmount are famous as surfing and swimming beaches, apart from Duranbah and Snapper Rocks, also known as Flagstaff Beach. Anglers who like to fish enjoy Coolangatta for the bream, tailor and snapper available in plenty in the Coolangatta beaches.
The city of Coolangatta is situated in the southeastern coastal corner of the Gold Coast Australia and is home to the main Gold Coast airport. From Coolangatta airport, travelers can fly to the Great Barrier Reef and return on the same day. To the north of Coolangatta are the popular surf and swimming beaches of Rainbow Bay and Greenmount. Other local beach favorites include Duranbah and Snapper Rocks, which is also known as Flagstaff Beach. Fishing is also popular around Coolangatta with regular reports of good-sized bream, tailor, and snapper being caught along the Coolangatta beaches.
Located halfway between Coolangatta and Rainbow Bay is Greenmount which is the town of the first surf life-saving club established in Gold Coast Australia in Queensland in 1909. Coolangatta as a Gold Coast holiday destination goes beyond just swimming, beaches, and surfing holiday resort locations but is also a great family holiday destination for watching the annual migration of humpback whales from observation points at Point Danger. Visitors can also see dolphins and a myriad of birdlife from these locations. For those with a taste for the other side of our planet, there are also good scuba diving opportunities around Kirra and Cook Island.
Coolangatta is also well known for its regular markets, restaurants, cafes, and shopping. There is also a number of annual and special one-off festivals in Coolangatta including the Wintersun rock ‘n’ roll festival each June and the September beachside A La Carte food feast which all make for a great experience during your Gold Coast holidays. There are also cross border celebrations each New Year’s Eve with fireworks on both the New South Wales and Queensland sides of the border. The Captain Cook lighthouse is a great local attraction and a significant point of interest for all tourists and visitors.
There are a number of Gold Coast resorts, Gold Coast hotels, and other Gold Coast accommodations in Coolangatta that are conveniently priced for all budgets. The Beach House Seaside Resort Coolangatta, Mango Tree Vacation Club at Calypso Plaza, Bella Mare Beachside Apartments, the Bila Vista Holiday Apartments, Beachcomber International Resort, Blue C Apartments, Bombara Resort, Greenmount Beach Resort, Mantra Coolangatta Beach, and Mint Resorts & Apartments at Ocean Plaza Resort offer some of the best Gold Coast accommodations in Coolangatta.
Points North is another Mint Resorts & Apartments in the heart of the town of Coolangatta in Gold Coast. Oaks Calypso Plaza Resort, Outrigger Twin Towns Resort near the Twin Towns Club, Rainbow Bay Resort, Rainbow Commodore Apartments, Reflections on the Sea, Reflection Tower Two, Skyline Holiday Units, The Bay Apartments, and Tweed Ultima Apartments are some of the other Gold Coast accommodation options if you plan Gold Coast holiday travel. Coolangatta is a rare experience in Gold Coast Australia that should not be missed.