It's time to head out to the golden subtropics of Coolangatta, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It's a great place for a holiday, and an even better place to retire.
Planning a road trip around Australia? Coolangatta is a good place to start. It's located near the Gold Coast Airport (formerly called Coolangatta Airport), and once you land you have so many beaches, parks, and other attractions that are only a few minutes away by car. It's also nestled between the edges of Northern New South Wales and Southeast Queensland. Whether you head to the premier state or the sunshine state is up to you. Just make sure you get a good car for a safe and comfortable trip.
Breathe in the salty sea breeze of Coolangatta and its neighbouring towns, and explore this golden paradise with a car hire from Alpha. You can choose from our fleet of modern, comfortable, and reliable cars, and we assure you that we will have something to suit your needs and budget. Take a roadtrip with a friend from state to state with one of our compact, economic cars. Go on a family beach tour with one of our family SUV's or luxury 8 seaters. We even offer extras like baby seats and baby boosters to keep the little ones safe, and GPS systems to make sure that you're always where you want to be. The best part of it all is that you will always have the best price for your car rental every time you book from us, with our price beat guarantee.
Discover exactly why Gwenn Ryan warbled "It's hot in Brisbane but it's Coolangatta for me" with a comfortable car that's practically new. Hire a car from Alpha today!
Listen to Bec Whitehead's version of the 1950's original jingle "It's Hot in Brisbane but it's Coolangatta" on this post from the ABC website.
- 41 Mclean St,
- Coolangatta, QLD 4225
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What Our Customers Have To Say
Easy, helpful, professional without fussiness, good valueMark , May 2014
I dealt mainly with kevin in the melbourne airport branch... He was excellent with his manner and service... He also organised a replacement car for me at very short notice (15 minutes) when I had to extend my stay for an extra 10 hours. Well done kevin and AlphaCraig , May 2014
Alpha was recommended to me by a friend and I would recommend Alpha to others.Steve , May 2014
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Your staff were extremely helpful. I left my mobile phone at the booking counter and they called me when they found it. I was very pleased with the overall service I received.Ian , May 2014
Staff were courteous, helpful and cheerful. The car was good so we are very happy with our experience.Dave , May 2014
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Popular Coolangatta Attractions
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
28 Tomewin Street Currumbin Queensland 4223
Get closer to some of Australia's most interesting birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians in the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Cuddle with a koala, tease a tasmanian devil, feed a friendly kangaroo, wail with the wild dingoes: there's always something exciting to do with the quirky animals in the sanctuary.
When you're done making new furry, feathery, and fuzzy friends, celebrate the Aboriginal culture as you listen and see the Yugambeh language, narratives, and dances. Your journey through this beautiful culture will end with an Aboriginal Ochre Ceremony and a farewell dance performance.
Test your strength and resolve at Currumbin's Adventure Parc. Weave through the treetops ropes course that's bigger, better, and more exciting than ever before. No need to worry about the course being too difficult for children because they do have treetop courses for kids.
You can even take it easy and just take in the serene sights of the park, with the Segway Safari tour. Don't worry, they'll teach you how to operate the segways and the tour is guided, so you won't get lost in the bushlands.
Remember that the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit organization. Every dollar you spend for your adventures in the sanctuary goes back to the Australian wildlife conservation programs.
Wet 'n' Wild Waterworld
Dive into a wild world of water, heights, and loads of fun in Wet 'n' Wild Waterworld. Prepare yourself for a rush of adrenaline as you take the fastest and tightest turns in the biggest, meanest slides. Feel a charge of exhilaration and fright as you take on rides that test and thrill you with a spiral of darkness, a crazy vertical plunge, and a high-velocity swirl down a tunnel. Try one or all and satisfy your wild, thrill-seeking side.
Watch the little ones bug out their eyes in awe and excitement as you take them to a massive aquatic playground with bantam kid-friendly versions of your adult waterslides and thrill rides. After the day of blood-pumping action, float along a lazy river with serene, tropical scenes or relax in a whirlpool spring that warms you in the freezing winter and cools you in the scorching summer.
When all that activity makes you hungry, treat yourself to a mouthwatering selection of burgers, pizza, "chicken and chip and seafood packs", rolls, sandwiches, gourmet pies, ice cream, and other delicious sweet treats around the facility. They even have SurfShop where you can purchase from a wide selection of bags, footwear, boardshorts, t-shirts, swimwear, and accessories.
For more information on Wet 'n' Wild Waterworld's attractions, rides, tickets, and deals; go to wetnwild.com.au.
Whales in Paradise
Get up close and personal with the magnificent Humpback Whale with a tour from Whales in Paradise.
Enjoy the sea breeze as you cruise through the clear waters of Gold Coast. Ready your cameras as the vessel leisurely passes through some of the most amazing Gold Coast architecture, the spectacular homes of the rich and famous, and the beautiful South Stradbroke Island.
When you start to hear a sharp slap against the water, you know you're near the Australian Whale Sanctuary. Enjoy the playful scenes of Humpback Whales smacking their tails against the water; the Bottlenose Dolphins riding on the bow of waves; watch out for Giant Sea Turtles diving into the deep seas; and marvel at various sea birds soaring through the skies.
Sail through the waters that these creatures call home and experience the aquatic world of Gold Coast like never before in a tour from Whales in Paradise.
For inquiries and bookings, visit whalesinparadise.com.au
Coolangatta Toll Roads
Escape the city traffic by accessing Queensland's toll roads. Just remember that the new system no longer allows you to pay cash through manual tolls. You have to register your car and settle all payments through the GoVia website.
Toll roads include:
- Logan Motorway
- Gateway Motorway
- Go-Between Bridge
- Airport Link
- Clem Jones Tunnel
- Get a GoVia road pass online -- it's easy!
- Only one vehicle can be linked per pass
- A road pass is valid up to 30 days
- If the process of acquiring a pass seems too complicated, ask for help from one of our friendly Alpha staff.
For more information on Queensland tolls, check out our QLD Tolls
Parking in Coolangatta
Gold Coast has installed several new parking machines across the city to offer better service for both locals and tourists. Pay attention to the parking signs around the area. If you're not sure if you're allowed to park in certain areas: don't. It'd be better for you to move along and look elsewhere than to be fined with a hefty fee. Check the City of Gold Coast's Safe and legal parking tips to make sure you don't break any laws, and also their City Parking Map for the locations of public car parks and street parking.
Save Money in Coolangatta
Travel Coolangatta in comfort for less with a car hire Coolangatta Airport service from Alpha. You don't need to worry about hectic airport traffic and expensive cab fares, because we will deal with it all for you.
When you hire a car from Alpha, you get deluxe service from our friendly Coolangatta team. We'll pick you up at the Gold Coast Airport and transport you to our depot 5kms away - for free. Although our business hours are from 5am to 10pm, just give us a call if you're arriving outside of these hours and one of our awesome Alpha staff will arrange a pickup for you. We also offer hotel pickup and delivery in certain suburbs. Give us a quick call and ask our reservation team if this service is available for your hotel.
Make sure to book in advanced for the best car rental discounts. Why wait for the peak seasons when rates are bound to be more expensive? Remember that you only need to pay once you actually pick up the car. So book early (off-season), get discounts up to 50% off, and pay only when you're actually going to use the car.
Explore the golden paradise of Coolangatta with a comfortable but cheap car hire Coolangatta service from Alpha. Remember that you'll be getting the best deals for your transportation needs with our price beat guarantee. Rent a car from Alpha today!