Best Things To Do In Coolangatta, Australia

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Coolangatta, Australia is a great destination for thrill seekers. There are many ways to experience the area, from jet boating, Segway tours and skydiving.

1. Go skydiving with Gold Coast Skydiving

Skydiving over Cushing
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Adrenaline junkies will enjoy seeing Coolangatta from the sky. Gold Coast Skydive offers two great options. Individuals can go the tandem skydiving route, which includes landing on the gorgeous Australian beach. Or individuals can take a less common helicopter tandem jump, which involves skydiving from a helicopter. Whichever jump you choose, you will be able to enjoy stunning views of Australia from a bird’s eye perspective. You will also get to enjoy one of the best adrenaline rushes possible! If you have never skydived before, don’t worry. The tandem jumper will handle all the details, including pulling the shoot. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. There is a reason skydiving is on many people’s bucket lists- it is an incredible, unforgettable adventure.

Gold Coast Skydive

Address: 1/78 Musgrave Street, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia

Price: from 375 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm on Sunday through Saturday

Duration: around 2 hours required.

Contact: +61 7 5599 1920

Website: Gold Coast Skydive

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2. Celebrate Australian history with the Australian Outback Spectacular Show

Experience the history of Australia through a spectacular dinner show that showcases the centenary of the ANZACS and the members of the Australian Light Horse. Throughout the performance, you’ll be dazzled with animal tricks, death-defying sunts, and mind-bending aerial performances. An evocative musical score, composed just for the show, sets the emotional tone and is played live by talented musicians. The show allows for audience interaction, as well, as guests are encouraged to join as stockmen and stockwomen battling it out, in challenges. You will also be treated to a three-course gourmet meal including beer, wine, or a soft drink. The show weaves action, suspense, and charming Australian wit to keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat.

Australian Outback Spectacular Show

Address: Pacific Motorway, Oxenford Gold Coast Queensland 4210

Price: from 99 USD

Opening Hours: Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm

Duration: around 1.5 hours required.

Contact: +61 7 5573 3999

Website: Australian Outback Spectacular Show

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3. Go on a jet boat ride in Moreton Bay Marine Park

Pelican - Moreton Bay Marine Park
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Enjoy the thrill of wave jumping and speeding along the Australian coast with a jet boat tour. The jet boat whips across the sea in an adrenaline packed high-speed ride, full of 360-degree spins and skims across the surface. Enjoy the view of the coast and city skyline as you zoom across the sea in the longest available jet boat ride. The ride includes entry to Moreton Bay Marine Park, which allows visitors the opportunity to see wildlife, such as dolphins.

The tour goes along less busy areas so you can enjoy the ride without being distracted by the buzz of other boats. You will get to enjoy great views, from the coast to multi-million dollar mansions, in this adventure packed tour.

Paradise Jet Boating

Address: Shop 7B, Mariners Cove Marina 60 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, Queensland, 4217, Australia

Price: from 69 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 4pm daily

Duration: around 1 hour required.

Contact: +61 7 5526 3089

Website: Paradise Jet Boating

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4. Play at Coolangatta Beach

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Enjoy a large stretch of sand, with a visit to Coolangatta Beach. You can build sand castles, set up a beach towel and relax, or hop into the surf for some swimming. It is a great way to spend a leisurely Australian afternoon and enjoy the stunning view of the ocean. You can also book tickets to an opera on the beach for a breathtaking open-air performance. If you would like a tour, you can also book a canal cruise to enjoy a relaxing ride up and down the coast. However you want to spend your beach day, Coolangatta Beach offers a great visit.

Coolangatta Beach

Address: Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Price: free

Opening Hours: Open daily

Duration: as much time as you would like

Contact: +61 9 6191 5004

Website: Coolangatta Beach

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5. Take surf lessons with Walkin' on Water Australia

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Learn how to partake in the iconic Australian sport of surfing at the Walkin’ on Water Australia surf school. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to share their passion of surfing with you. The surf school offers a huge selection of lesson options. You can book a beginner group lesson to learn alongside others. Or, if you want help from a personal instructor, you can book a private surfing lesson. If you want a ladies only group, they offer ladies only surfing lessons and if you have some surfing experience under your belt, you can join an intermediate class.

Every lesson includes a surfboard designed for easy use, a wetsuit, and helpful instruction. They prioritize safety and fun, and you can rest assured your lesson will be low stress and high enjoyment. It’s a great way to experience a classic Australian pastime with guidance and help along the way.

Walkin' on Water Australia

Address: Greenmount Beach, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 4225, Australia

Price: from 50 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: around 2 hours required.

Contact: +61 418 780 311

Website: Walkin’ on Water Australia

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Seek thrills during a visit to Coolangatta

Coolangatta is a great spot for adventurous souls to visit. You can chase an adrenaline rush with so many activities: jump out of an airplane with a skydive adventure, experience the thrill of a high-speed boat ride or try your hand at surfing. After you get your fill of thrills, head over for a relaxing beach evening or a gourmet dinner and a show. Whatever you do in Coolangatta, it will be memorable.

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