Saturday, 10 September 2016

A Complete Guide To Coolangatta

Coolangatta, in Queensland, Australia is the most southerly suburb of the Gold Coast, right on the border with New South Wales. In former times the area was a convict settlement, and then a centre for the logging and fishing industry. Now tourism is also a thriving business, and the fishing fleet supply fresh seafood to restaurants on both sides of the state border. This area is the location for Gold Coast Airport, and is the southern gateway to the Gold Coast region. Attractive beaches and rain forest covered mountain ranges can be easily visited by anyone staying in the region.

The area first came to the notice of Europeans in 1770 when the explorer, Captain James Cook, sailed along the coast of what is now Queensland. Captain Cook gave rather ominous names to a couple of local landmarks: Mount Warning and Point Danger. Nowadays Point Danger is a good spot for bird watching, and dolphin spotting, with the outside chance of spotting migrating humpback whales.

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