Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, Coolangatta

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#1 of 6 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 Coolangatta using our Coolangatta trip itinerary maker website .
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  • If you are ever in Coolangatta it is really worth a drive up the hill to reach the tip of Point Danger. You learn about these places in school and the chance to enjoy a bit of history is right there. ...  more »
  • The motto of the town Coolangatta is also the motto of the State of Queensland, this monument is in honor of Captain Cook
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  • This spot is easily accessed via a concrete path and staircase on the southern end. The road on the northern end is rather steep. A lovely view over the sea and coastline.  more »
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  • Beautiful views out over the pacific.
  • Great place for history and other fun adventures.
  • Good place for a short visit.
  • Great sightseeing place! Free parking exists but it's a bit tricky to see and find since the memorial is on top of a hill.
  • Great views to watch the sunrise and very clean.

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