Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, Coolangatta

4.6
#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Gold Coast
Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Monument
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.
Create an itinerary including Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
246 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Amazing view from the headland. Special place for remembering those who have gone before us. Happy days  more »
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Side trips from Gold Coast

4.8
Duration: 5 hours
4.6
Duration: 3h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Gold Coast

See all ›
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
3.7
Duration: 8 hours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Tours in Gold Coast

See all ›
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Gold Coast

4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Gold Coast

4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Plans to Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse by other users

30 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 32 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 36 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Gold Coast Region BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Gold Coast BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Gold Coast BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans