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Activities in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast

Coolangatta is one of Queensland’s most beautiful towns. It is home to the Gold Coast Airport and located right at the southern border of Queensland, Australia. If you are looking for the right spot to have a relaxing holiday or a beautiful escape at the Gold Coast, Coolangatta should be on your list.


You will never run out of things to do here at Coolangatta, here are some activities that you might enjoy:


1.       Diving


There are two diving sites that would surely take your diving experience up to the next level.


First diving site is the Cook Island Dive Site. It is located closely to off shore of the Fingal Head right at the Pacific Ocean. You will have the chance to have a close encounter with soft and hard corals, caves that descend right towards the sandy sea floor and of course, a variety of fish such as parrotfish, sweetlips, gropers, pufferfish and many more. Even a beautiful mixture of reefs can be found here. During summer, leopard sharks, wobbegongs, turtles and stingrays can be spotted.


Second diving site is the Nine Mile Reef Dive Site. This diving spot is dubbed by the locals as “sharky spot”. All year round, a variety of sharks can be found here such as blind sharks, wobbegongs, and leopard sharks in summer. In winter, grey nurse sharks are spotted. Then on some occasions, whale sharks and hammerheads are coming out.


Eagle-rays, turtles and stingrays also reside while manta-ray come on rare occasions. The reef in this site drops around 10 to 30 metres and is covered with beautiful corals.


2.       Art and Craft Markets


The art and craft markets have a total of 150 stalls offering different sorts of products to sell to the public such as fresh produce, hand-made crafts, cookies, cakes, jewellery, toys, and many more. The markets are open during the 2nd Sunday of the month during 8:00 in the morning till 2:30 in the afternoon.


This is a great place to take along your entire family and enjoy a beautiful day together.


3.       Showcase on the Beach


Showcase on the Beach is a shopping plaza right in the heart of Coolangatta, across the road from the beach. The plaza features over 70 boutiques and specialty shops with facilities like a gym, supermarket, library, medical centre as well as fancy international restaurants all found here. There is even a Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinema that the whole family can enjoy and watch a movie.


There is always something that will fit everyone’s needs in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast.

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