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INSIDE: Everything you need to know about Queen Elizabeth Park Coolangatta.

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This bright blue nautical themed gem sits on Marine Parade, opposite and just to the left of the newly renovated ‘The Strand’ shopping centre in Queen Elizabeth park (if you are facing the beach) and right next to the Coolangatta Surf Club.

Find all the details about Queen Elizabeth Park playground, including how to get here, below. 

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Guide to Queen Elizabeth Park Coolangatta QLD

Do your kids love to climb?

Then they’ll love the rectangle rope net that stretches at least 3 metres into the sky.

Little sailors will feel like they are climbing the mast to rig up the main sail.

There’s plenty of portholes to look out to sea, to spy those pesky pirates or spot the blow of a whale.

Be careful not to get entangled in the ropes or caught on the stairs into the galley when the seas are swaying!

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Queen Elizabeth Park Playground Equipment

There’s also:

  • swings
  • climbing stairs
  • rope nets
  • mountain climbing steps

Toilets and water bubbles are 100 metres away under the Surf Club.

Bored of this playground?

Head south, towards McDonald’s, to find a second playground a little further down. 

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Image credit: The Strand Coolangatta

The Strand Shopping Centre Coolangatta

If you are staying close by (Kirra, Tweed Heads), then do take a wander through the newly renovated “The Strand” shopping mall.

There are always kids activities and events happening during school holidays, and plenty of healthy food options abound.

Check out the first floor offerings near Woolworths – there’s some cool restaurants, and a health food store for snacks too.

 Birch, Carroll and Coyle Cinemas is on Level 2 for those rainy days!

 There’s also a branch of Gelato Messina, voted Australia’s best gelato! 

(Any excuse for ice-cream, right?)

RELATED: Big List of Fun Things to do on the Gold Coast with kids


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MORE Things to do in Coolangatta with Kids

No.1: Rainbow Bay Gold Coast QLD

Coolangatta is a lovely place to stroll, especially if the kids are on scooters or bikes.

Just over the hill to the right is Rainbow Bay, the MOST family friendly beach on the Gold Coast, in front of Pat Fagan park. 

(The other best family beach on the Gold Coast is Tallebudgera Creek Beach, just up the road a little)

Walk over Greenmount Hill to get there.

No.2: Point Danger 

Continue your walk to Apex Park, past Snapper Rocks (the rocks pools are fun for kids), Froggy Beach (you’ll see why it’s called this when you get there) and up to Point Danger to take in the views of the whole coastline.

It’s pretty spectacular! 

If you are visiting between July and October, keep your eyes trained on the water to spot potential humpback whale activity!

No.3: Chris Cunningham Park Tweed Heads – Pedal Boats 

While you are here, Chris Cunningham Park in front of Jack Evans Boat Harbour is just a few minutes walk away too.

Wander over and down the hill on Tweed Terrace and over to Wharf Street in Tweed Heads to find it. 

McMahon’s Beach is a top spot for a paddle, or hire one of the pedal boats for a fun afternoon activity with kids. 

No.4: Queen Elizabeth Park Coolangatta Markets

Visit the popular Coolangatta Art and Craft markets held in Queen Elizabeth Park off Marine Parade, directly in front of Coolangatta beach.

Every 2nd Sunday of the month, the beachfront park is filled with community stalls selling:

  • local and handmade craft
  • photography
  • soap
  •  beauty products
  • art and prints
  • fresh produce
  • local bananas
  • macadamia nuts
  • honey
  • skincare
  • candles and more. 

THE INSIDE SCOOP:  Coolangatta 

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Where is Queen Elizabeth Park Coolangatta? 

Queen Elizabeth Park Address: Marine Parade, Coolangatta. Directly opposite the Strand Shopping centre. 
Queen Elizabeth park hours: 24 hours
Entry Fees: FREE!

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How to get to Queen Elizabeth Park in Coolangatta

By Bus: Route 700, 760 and T601 arrive at Marine Parade, Coolangatta. Plan your journey with Translink.

By Car: Click here for google map directions 

Marine Parade Coolangatta Parking

There’s nose-in paid street parking all along Marine Parade in Coolangatta.

There’s also a large car park at the Greenmount end of the beach. Entrance is on Marine Parade Coolangatta, near the McDonald street crossroad. 

Queen Elizabeth Park Map

Facilities at the Coolangatta Park Gold Coast

Toilets: Yes, at Coolangatta surf club
Shade: Yes, sails
Enclosed: No
Ground cover: Sand
Food options: Plenty of options in the Strand, and along Marine Parade Coolangatta. 
Picnic tables: Yes
Electric BBQs: Yes
Water Bubblers: Yes
Scooters and Bikes: Yes
Dogs: On leash only

Toadstool Rating: Coolangatta Playgrounds

Coolangatta is a top spot on the Gold Coast for kids to play, run, ride and swim. Make a detour to the playground while you are there. 

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