Coolangatta is situated right above the border between Queensland and New South Wales. Visitors can go and take photos at the state’s border between Coolangatta and Tweed Heads (NSW). Warning: time differences will change if you decide to stay at a Tweed Heads restaurant/motel for a while in between your visit to the Gold Coast during daylight savings.
Here are the top 5 things to do when in Coolangatta:
1. Visit the Queensland/New South Wales Border
Because what kind of good holiday wouldn’t involve you spreading your legs over two sides of a line and doing star jumps saying, “I’m standing over two states!”
2. Visit the Point Danger Lighthouse
For a bit of heritage education and for the fun of visiting a lighthouse. Captain Cook had sailed past Coolangatta in 1770, and the lighthouse was erected to warn ships of potential rock hazards in the area.
3. Take surfing lessons
The beaches are far less populated in this area compared to Surfers Paradise, and usually lessons may be one-on-one, allowing for extra attention, detail and guidance.
4. Attend the Coolangatta Gold surfing tournament in October.
It is one of the most challenging races held in the world, and now is hosted annually in Coolangatta. The event covers over 40 km of racing combined, and was traditionally held for surf life savers only. Now the event is open to athletes the world over, so if you’re a sporting fan, you might just be able to spot some of your favourite names. (Or if not, you’ll probably become a fan after watching one of these incredible races).
5. Go Golfing,
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