Coolangatta lies along the Gold Coast’s most southern border and is often regarded as the best starting point for all beachside vacations this side of the Coral Sea. Home to the Gold Coast Airport, one of the fastest growing in the whole country, Coolangatta is gaining a healthy reputation as a bona fide holiday destination of its own accord. Boasting a thriving beach life and upbeat social scene, Coolangatta is favoured by visitors who want to experience the true blue Aussie lifestyle, just a step away from the glitz and glamour of the more visited Gold Coast capital of Surfers Paradise.
Located just off the A1 merely 3kms from the city centre, the Coolangatta Airport (also known as the Gold Coast Airport) is a buzzy hive of activity all year round. The area’s sublime tropical temps make this an ideal holiday destination 365 days a year. The airport services both domestic and international carriers, with most flights originating in Asia and just about every corner of Australia and New Zealand. Considering its central location, ease of movement and infinitely competent services, Coolangatta is the best landing choice in the State when visiting the Gold Coast. Book your rental car in Coolangatta and have the added convenience of an airport pick-up.
The Best of both worlds
Coolangatta rests on the border between Queensland and New South Wales, and is supported by its twin sister city, Tweed Heads, on its southern fringes. When you chose to book your holiday accommodation in Coolangatta, and complement your stay with a cheap car rental, you will literally have the best of both worlds! Not only can you explore the best attractions of the Gold Coast’s seaside and hinterland regions, but you can also organize day-long drives to beautiful NSW locations such as Byron Bay and Lennox Head.
Whilst all the information you could possibly need to organize your trip will be just a click away on your computer, do make a point to visit the Tweed Heads Visitor Centre (corner of Wharf and Bay Streets) when you first arrive in Coolangatta. Brimming with invaluable information and maps, this one-stop shop is perfect for those who want to get out of town for a few days and explore the hidden treasures of the Gold Coast.
Best time to visit
Truth be told, there is no such thing as a ‘best’ season in which to visit the Gold Coast, and Coolangatta in particular. Whilst the far north of Queensland suffers scorching summers, and the far south of New South Wales harsh winters, this perfectly positioned haven is indeed ‘perfect’ all year round. The only things you should consider are your personal likes and dislikes. If you intend to sit on a beach and soak up the rays all day long then yes, best you plan a summer vacation; yet if you prefer cooler days temps more suitable for day-long bushwalks in one of the Gold Coast’s prime National Parks then best you plan your visit for the months between May and October. Visitors should keep in mind that the Gold Coast can get extremely busy during the school holidays (especially the end of year gap); so book your trip accordingly.