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Do you need a few suggestions of what is on offer in Coolangatta? Check out some not-to-be-missed local hang outs while visiting the southern end of the Gold Coast.



Whether you’re heading to the Commonwealth Games beach volleyball or just after your classic coastal fix, Coolangatta (or ‘Cooly’ as the locals call it) has got you covered. Tap into the salty goodness of the southern Gold Coast with this go-to guide.

Grab a coffee at Black Sheep Espresso Baa across the road from the event location, Queen Elizabeth Park. You’ll be feeling like a local in no time from their genuine warm welcome and casual conversation.

Indulge in a long lunch at Baskk, Kirra Point. This coastal, airy setting is the perfect spot to dust the sand from your feet and get salty with a margarita or two.

Be in two places at once at the Queensland/New South Wales boarder. The views from the headland up at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse are well worth the wander, you may even spot a dolphin or two.

Learn to surf with Gold Coast Surfing Centre at Rainbow Bay. You’ll be able to tell your friends you surfed the Superbank, frequented by professional surfers the world over.

For a slower pace head to Rainbow Bay Surf Club and simply watch the waves with a pot and parmy. Bliss.

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