Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, Coolangatta

4.6
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Gold Coast
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse offer beautiful vistas of the area's shoreline. The monument stands on the demarcation line between Queensland and New South Wales--when you visit, you'll have a rare opportunity to stand in two different time zones at once. The best views spread from the top of Point Danger Light--the lighthouse--so don't forget to bring your camera. During the winter, you can spot whales passing by the coast. Arrange to visit Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse and other attractions in Gold Coast using our Gold Coast trip itinerary maker website .
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  • Well worth a walk or drive , fantastic views with a great cafe across the road. Great photo opportunity.  more »
  • Good place to visit. You can straddle the NSW and QLD border and be at two places at once and in the summer months you're in two time zones at once. Cafe right there to meet any dietary needs also...  more »
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  • Great place to spend time with your family/friends. Great beaches, also amazing views. Easily found a car parking space. Also a great place to learn about Australian history
  • Beautiful location and iconic memorial dedicated to Captain Cook. It is defining border between Queensland (QLD) and New South Wales (NSW). Marine rescue office is underneath. It is NOT easy to find parking place on weekends. In case of automatic change in your phone, time may fluctuate. Easy walks are highly recommended for families and read historic information.
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