Monday, 19 September 2016 13:52

World travel: Southern Gold Coast vacations at Coolangatta

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Coolangatta is located along the border between Queensland and New South Wales and is the most southernmost of the Gold Coast holiday centres . Coolangatta’s neighbour is Tweed Heads which is located on the New South Wales side of the border, but to the human eye , the two towns have grown into one single metropolitan area.


Coolangatta provides visitors with a string of magnificent beaches that range from the rolling swells at Kirra, the bather friendly shallows at Greenmount to the attractive coves and inlets at Rainbow Bay. Coolagatta has remained one of the top holiday destinations on the Gold Coast for over a hundred years. It remains a firm favourite with families who prefer to bypass the pace and bustle of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

While resort development was proceeding rapidly at Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, Coolangatta lagged behind but that has changed in recent years . Modern, contemporary Coolangatta accommodation is now available in resorts and apartment blocks that line Marine Parade and which provide spectacular panoramic views across the curving sweep of the Gold Coast. Some of the best family oriented holiday accommodation on the Gold Coast is available in Coolangatta. There is only limited traditional hotel style accommodation and self contained, self catering Gold Coast apartments are the norm.

The area has plenty of pedestrian walkways that encourage holiday makers to take sunrise and sunset strolls and breathe in the invigorating fresh air . The headland at Greenmount is a perfect place to catch a Pacific Ocean sunrise and the BBQ and picnic areas encourage visitors to get outdoors and take in the fresh air and beautiful views.


One of the Gold Coast’s popular surfing spots is Kirra Point, which produces a mix of tough waves for skilled surfers and small breaks for beginners. It’s a popular spot to watch surfers doing their stuff and provides a good vantage point for some photos . Coolangatta is just a short drive to the southern regions of the Gold Coast hinterland, a very popular region for day trips. There is over 160 kms of walking tracks so keen bush walkers and hikers should pack their hiking boots.

So…. if its peace and quiet you seek in a beautiful setting with great views, then Coolangatta is a must-see!

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