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
We had afew issues with the staff's quote over the telephone however, thank goodness for debbie at your gold coast destination, she confirmed what my quote was and was more than able to fix the hire rate at the office. Thank you debbie for hearing what I was saying and for fixing things up. The car we hired was wonderful and economical to drive. We will definitely use Alpha car hire again on our next trip to the gold coast and would highly recommend Alpha car hire to everyone we know. Thanks again debbie.Sarah , February 2013
Excellent service - will definately use you guys again.Lynda , February 2013
I love Alpha your wonderful staff and the service they provide keeps me coming back everytime! I left my housekeys in a rental car recently and bridie came all the way out to bacchus marsh to give them to me. Now that's remarkable. Thanks bridie :-)Isabel , January 2013
It was great to receive a free upgrade due to over booking. We loved the x trail thanks heaps guysTroy , January 2013
From my first phone call enquiry to returning the vehicle to site at Alpha - nudgee road, hendra.... Your staff provided outstanding customer service! Fast, friendly and efficient!!! I have promoted your company several times already!Keep up the great work, and please reward you team at this site.Nicole , January 2013
This was our first car hire experience. We found this to be a great experince with Alpha car rntal and we will not hesitate to use you again in the future.Bert , January 2013
I was introduced to your business via the internet and I was very happy with every aspect of this car hire experience.Jenny , January 2013
Great to get the upgrade.Margaret , January 2013
Thank you for a wonderful experience. I enjoyed doing business with you and would definitely use your company again. May your 2013 be filled with enjoyment and many blessings.Melinda , January 2013
Alpha upgraded the car I had booked, which I was absolutely surprised about and they also provided wonderful customer service when I found myself lost and stressed regarding the return of the vehicle, in bad weather and pressing time issues. Thoroughly recommend them and would also like to say thanks for the great experience I had with them.Ann , January 2013
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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!