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Coolangatta

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Beaches · Landmarks · Lighthouses
A wrecked schooner that washed up on shore in 1846 is the namesake for the Coolangatta. Water still plays a big part in the town's fate because the seafood industry supports the town's economy. A thriving fishing fleet keeps the seafood restaurants well stocked with tasty crustaceans and salty delicacies. The city is rife with nostalgia, even celebrating the longing for the past with a festival, the Cooly Rocks Festival. The nostalgic vibe of the place inspired a popular song called "It's Hot in Brisbane, but it's Coolangatta," recorded in 1953. The location was also the setting for Muriel's Wedding when it took the name of the fictional town Porpoise Spit. Make your own Coolangatta vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Australia online holiday planner.

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Popular things to do in Coolangatta

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Beach
Coolangatta Beach
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Kirra Beach
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Greenmount Beach
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Snapper Rocks
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Coolangatta

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Wildlife Area
Tropical Fruit World Duranbah
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Tweed Heads
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Volcano
Mount Warning New South Wales
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Spas in Coolangatta

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Spa
Twin Towns Thai Remedial Massage
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Holistic Massage Therapies
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Coolangatta Thai Massage
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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OmSari Spa
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Coolangatta

Scuba / Snorkeling
Cooly Dive
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Gold Coast Massage Therapy
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Saint Augustine's Catholic Church
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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Spa
Atlantis Rising Healing Centre
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Coolangatta

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Lighthouse
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
Twin Towns Uniting Church
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Church
St. Peter's Anglican Church
2.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Beaches in Coolangatta

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Beach
Rainbow Bay
4.7
Duration: 2 hours