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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Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse Reviews

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  • We dropped in en route to Port McQuarie and spent a couple of hours on the cliff top, walking and looking at the amazing views and also taking in the history of Captain Cook. The Lighthouse is...  more »
  • Worth a look but wouldn't go there just to see the monument. Nice spot high up on the headland overlooking Rainbow Bay, Snapper Rocks, Froggies, Duranbah, the Tweed River and the Fingal Coast...  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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