30 minute's drive down the coast from Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta is the Gold Coast's southernmost suburb. With a world famous point break, sprawling sandy beaches, amazing restaurants and a slightly slower pace of life, this region is renowned for its casual coastal culture.
Whether you'd rather recline on the golden sands, sign up for a surf lesson or spend hours riding waves, the ocean is Coolangatta's star attraction. You can fly into the Gold Coast Airport and be on the beach, stripping off for a swim mere minutes later. Soak up incredible views on a stroll along the coastal walking trail that winds around Greenmount Hill and down to Rainbow Bay. Enjoy eating alfresco at beachside restaurants and bars, and be sure to make time for a meal at one of the iconic Surf Clubs that sit so close to the waters edge you can taste the salty air. In June each year, Cooly Rocks On rolls into town - Australia's largest nostalgia festival, celebrating the motors, music and lifestyle of the 50s, 60s and 70s.