Coolangatta offers a number of fabulous shops which you can wander around during a sunny day. The Showcase Shopping Centre is situated along Marine Parade, offering beachfront shopping. There are a wide range of shops, as well as some great restaurants and cafes.
The Coolangatta Market is another place to go to pick up some bargains and fantastic gifts. The Coolangatta Market is held along Marine Parade on the second Sunday of every month.
Coolangatta is situated at the southern part of the Gold Coast, on the Queensland and New South Wales border. Adjoining Coolangatta is its twin town of Tweed Heads. Point Danger is in the centre of the two towns, and as well as offering great views also allows you to stand in both Queensland and New South Wales at the same time.
Coolangatta offers a wonderful patrolled beach with some excellent surfing spots. Some great areas for surfing include Greenmount and Kirra. Around Coolangatta there is also some attractive parkland where you can relax with a picnic.
There are a number of bars and clubs around Coolangatta which makes it a lively nightlife centre. There are also several great restaurants and cafes offering al fresco dining. Coolangatta is also home to the 'Number One Nostalgia Festival in Australia' featuring everything to do with the popular 50's and 60's Rock'n'Roll years, from music, costumes, dancing and even Hotrod cars.
There is plenty of accommodation around Coolangatta from campsites and hostels to hotels, all ranging in price. Many are situated along Marine Parade overlooking the beach. Getting around is also easy with buses travelling along the coast, and the nearby Gold Coast Airport bringing in internal flights from various locations around Australia. Gold Coast Airport also services New Zealand with Freedom Air, as well as Japan and Singapore with Australian Airlines.