Situated along Queensland's southern Gold Coast, just north of New South Wales is Coolangatta which is renowned for having some of Australia's very best beaches and world-class surfing.
There is great surfing all along Coolangatta's shores, no matter what your level of experience. Rainbow Bay is an ideal spot for your first lesson, as the gentle surf is well-suited to novices. Greenmount Beach is another hot spot for beginners and families with young children. More experienced boarders head to Kirra Point, and Port Danger lives up to its name - only seasoned surfers wax their boards here.
Take a break from the surf and sun at Showcase on the Beach, Coolangatta's one-of-a-kind shopping, dining and entertainment centre. Browse the stores, while away a rainy afternoon at the Gold Coast library, or take in a show at the cinema. You will also be able to grab a great bite at one of the market's award-winning international restaurants or family-style eateries.
Save your holiday budget for surf lessons and stay in one of Coolangatta's affordable hotels and beachside resorts. If it's luxury you are after, there are plenty of posh oceanfront resorts and self-contained apartments to help you make the most of your trip.