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Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, Gold Coast

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Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Monument
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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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  • Visited on Friday 4th November. This memorial is situated at Point Danger which staddles the Queensland and New South Wales border, bit confusing this time of year with both states having different... 
    Visited on Friday 4th November. This memorial is situated at Point Danger which staddles the Queensland and New South Wales border, bit confusing this time of year with both states having different...  more »
  • A favourite spot for us - the views are magnificent. Whale watching, dolphins surfing, brush turkeys doing their thing. A beautiful spot to take in the grandeur of the area 
    A favourite spot for us - the views are magnificent. Whale watching, dolphins surfing, brush turkeys doing their thing. A beautiful spot to take in the grandeur of the area  more »
  • Not the most attractive memorial/lighthouse in our eyes, but nice to see the great man being commemorated - particularly given the attempts to destroy his reputation in Australia and even more so in.....  more
    Not the most attractive memorial/lighthouse in our eyes, but nice to see the great man being commemorated - particularly given the attempts to destroy his reputation in Australia and even more so in.....  more »
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  • The Covid pandemic will definitely end soon. This place also witnessed a period of lockdown here. Now I feel so good to be free. Carry On and flourish Australia, My beautiful and amazing country.
  • Right on the border of Qld and NSW, it literally runs under the memorial lighthouse. It separates the twin towns of Tweed Heads and Coolangatta. They didn't realise the twin towns feeling until Covid-19 and the border closed. The memorial lighthouse commemorates the discovery of area by the British explorer Captain James Cook. The area on the Queensland side has a lovely lookout and commemorative walk examining the maritime ships and lives lost during WWII.
  • If you are looking to find out a bit of history about Captain Cook, definitely pay a visit here. Great views as well plus it's divided down the middle between NSW/QLD.
  • The Captain Cook Memorial stand on Point Danger straddling the two States of Qld and Nsw. Under the memorial you can stand with a foot in each State. It's a fantastic spot to see the sunrise. And also catch the whales when heading north in winter. Below this is Duranbah Beach . D'bah to locals. Very popular surfing spot for surfers and sometimes dolphins.Shame we don't have the old coffee shop, but a new one is to be included in the new building.
  • Awesome views of the beach below and a great opportunity to take photos with one foot in NSW and the other in Queensland 🤗 Plenty of parking available

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