Top things to do in Coolangatta

Top Choice Viewpoint in Coolangatta

Point Danger Light

The headland of Point Danger, sitting between Coolangatta and Tweed Heads, marks the border between Queensland and New South Wales. There are amazing views from here both ways along the coast, and you can use it as …
Top Choice Bar in Coolangatta

Eddie's Grub House

The walls are covered in photos of rock legends, from Bowie to Motörhead, at this totally old-school rock bar, summed up by one sign on display: 'The only punk in the village'. Yes, there's grub to be had, and Eddie…
Top Choice Italian in Coolangatta

Tasca

Tasca, Italian for pocket, sums up this tiny, intimate and sophisticated wine bar that not only pours from an impressive wine list but does fantastic modern Italian dishes to match. Start off with an antipasto plate…
Top Choice Cafe in Coolangatta

Black Sheep Espresso Baa

A passionate crew of coffee obsessives runs this cute little cafe right in the heart of the Marine Pde shopping strip. Perfect espresso, filter coffee and that Gold Coast necessity, iced latte, are joined by a small…
Vegan in Coolangatta

Greenhouse Canteen

Sandwiched between a Hog's Breath Cafe and a betting agency, Greenhouse Canteen is a breath of fresh air with its recycled hardwood furniture, pressed-metal bar and greenhouse-style rear dining room. The all-vegan m…
Australian in Coolangatta

Cafe Dbar

This lovely spot is perched above the cliffs of Point Danger, at the easternmost point covered by two states, almost on top of the NSW–Queensland border. You can deliberate on any number of fabulous breakfast option…
Bar in Coolangatta

Rainbow Bay SLSC

This may be the most perfect laidback sundowner spot on the Gold Coast, with a large deck overlooking stunning Rainbow Bay and views curving around the coast from Snapper Rocks to the hinterland. There's live music …
Bar in Coolangatta

Tupe Aloha

Tipalowe Oberman's tiki bar is filled with her dad's art and her grandparents' furniture. Come for the Mexican-via-Pacific Rim snacks (there are great weeknight deals on tacos and drinks) and stay for the cocktails …
International in Coolangatta

Bellakai

Bellakai plates up casual but spot-on dishes. The menu changes seasonally and is split into small plates – maybe homemade spring rolls or pickled fish tacos – and large plates along the lines of local fish, pasta of…
Sports in Coolangatta

Coolangatta Gold

The epic Coolangatta Gold is a gruelling test of surf lifesaving endurance: a 23km surf-ski paddle, a 3.5km swim and various beach runs add up to an arduous 41.8km. Anyone can enter: see the B-grade 1984 movie of th…