Coolangatta is Queensland's most southerly coastal town, and is the gateway to the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales. Coolangatta is located on the border near its twin town of Tweed Heads, 100ks south of Brisbane and 900ks north of Sydney. It is named after the schooner Coolangatta, which was wrecked there in 1846.
Coolangatta is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing holiday and yet be within easy reach of the excitement of the Gold Coast's theme parks and attractions. It's known as the ideal family holiday town. Coolangatta and Greenmount beaches are patrolled beaches and family friendly.
Each June, Coolangatta hosts the Cooly Rocks On Festival, a two-week 1950s and 1960s nostalgia festival with free entertainment and attractions, including hot rods, restored cars and revival bands playing music of the era. During this two week Festival, Elvis comes to town!
Coolangatta also hosts the Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast and Roxy Pro Gold Coast surfing competitions and the Coolangatta Gold - one of the premier events in the sport of Ironman.
Coolangatta has a great shopping precinct, with two major supermarkets and numerous specialty stores open 7 days a week, a cinema complex, Timezone games arcade and numerous cafes and restaurants.