Things to do
Point Danger Lookout – Walk to Point Danger Lookout and visit the Captain Cook Memorial. From this vantage point you can watch the surfers at Duranbah Beach, spot whales and dolphins, and enjoy the coastal vista. On a fine day there are views from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay.
Coolangatta Beach – lovely clean beach with golden sand.
Snapper Rocks – Snapper Rocks is a small rocky outcrop on the northern side of Point Danger at the southern end of Rainbow Bay on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is a famous surf break and today the start of the large sand bank known to surfers as the Superbank.
Kirra Hill – One of the Gold Coast’s most picturesque and scenic spots from which to enjoy a barbecue or picnic.
Greenmount Beach – This is a beautiful patrolled beach not as busy as some. Close to the shops, cafes surf club for something to eat. You can hire chairs and lockers from the kiosk and then go for a beautiful nature walk
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse – Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse offer beautiful vistas of the area’s shoreline. The monument stands on the demarcation line between Queensland and New South Wales – when you visit, you’ll have a rare opportunity to stand in two different time zones at once. The best views spread from the top of Point Danger Light–the lighthouse–so don’t forget to bring your camera. During the winter, you can spot whales passing by the coast.
Chris Cunningham Park- Lovely little park for a walk. Sea views, plenty of benches, lots of grass, a small beach.
The Strand at Coolangatta is the heart of beachside dining, shopping and entertainment in a world-famous waterfront location on the Southern Gold Coast.
Tours and Sightseeing
Gold Coast, Canal Cruise and Burleigh Heads National Park Day Trip
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary https://currumbinsanctuary.com.au/
Voted one of the Gold Coast’s most popular tourist destinations, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the crown jewel of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) [NTAQ] properties. As one of Queensland’s earliest nature-based tourist destinations, the Sanctuary is a physical embodiment of everything the NTAQ represents: dedication to conserving our nation’s Indigenous, natural and historic heritage and culture. With Blinky Bill now present for daily shows, the amazing viewing experiences available at the Wildlife Hospital and hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate holiday adventure for the entire family.
Tweed Endeavour River Cruises www.tweedecocruises.com
It’s time to escape, relax unwind and see some beautiful blue water, mangrove islands and rainforest coming down to the Tweed riverbank edge, complimented by the best local fresh seafood and produce on board their boats, here at Tweed Endeavour Cruises.
Morning Tea Cruise Tweed River Tour
Pot to Plate Adventure
Food, Wine and Nightlife
The strand www.strandcoolangatta.com.au
With award-winning restaurants, international cuisine, cool bars and casual eateries, The Strand brings a new world of dining options to Coolangatta. You’ll find the freshest Asian, Mexican, Italian and tapas-style restaurants alongside the country’s most sought-after dessert options including Gelato Messina and Max Brenner – all in one idyllic oceanfront setting.
Bondi Grille www.bondigrille.com.au
With more beef than you can poke a cattle prod at!
Serving up some of the best tapas in the southern end for yonks, locals are all over this treasure chest.
Quickly earning itself a cult following, we reckon Francie’s pizzeria is one of the best restaurants in Coolangatta if you find yourself wandering around with a hunger you need to crush.
Points of Interest & Landmarks
- Saint Augustine’s Catholic Church
- McLean St., Coolangatta