Are you planning to bring your family to visit Coolangatta? This area offers a welcome change of pace for families from the bustling Surfers Paradise area, especially if you’re travelling with young children. However, that doesn’t mean it lacks excitement – Coolangatta is packed with family-friendly activities if you know where to look.

Coolangatta Beach Park

When you’ve had your fill of swimming or surfing at Greenmount or Coolangatta Beach, head to Marine Parade to discover a great playground well-equipped with slides, swings, ropes, and climbing structures to let kids use up all that excess energy while you relax in the sun. The Beach Park is just minutes from the stunning views at RT Peak Memorial Park and plenty of fine dining and shopping.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Coolangatta sits a short drive away from one of the area’s leading wildlife attractions. At Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, you can explore 27 hectares of protected bushland. Spot hundreds of animals in their natural habitats, from reptiles to birds to marsupials. Take home a priceless souvenir photo with a cuddly koala or swing through the tree canopy at the rope adventure course.

Walkin’ On Water Surf School

Whether your kids are experienced surfers already or have never hit the waves before, the number-one surf school in Queensland provides professional surfing lessons for students ages five and up. The fully-qualified instructors offer one-on-one lessons as well as group sessions for the whole family. Learn the basics or sharpen your skills, then hit the waves in style.

Birch Carroll and Coyle Coolangatta Cinemas

Slow things down at the end of an active day with the latest family films at the biggest cinema complex in the area. See blockbusters from around the world on six screens – there’s always something the entire family can enjoy. Check the listings for details about exclusive screenings and other special offers, or bring the baby to special morning or afternoon shows with no charge for kids under five.


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