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Address: Snapper Rocks Roard, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 2535, Australia
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Cook Island and Dolphin Helicopter Flight from the Gold Coast
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Photography of the surf

Great place for photography, not only of surfing but the unusual wave action around the rocks. Great walks along the water front and headland.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Drouin, Australia
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Drouin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place for photography, not only of surfing but the unusual wave action around the rocks. Great walks along the water front and headland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is usually a good bank at Snapper Rocks. Only a small beach and picnic tables to. TOILETS ARE on the hill above the car park.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love all the beaches in the area, pristine sand and water, a great surf and friendly locals. It never disappoints.

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A walk to Snapper Rocks is an obligatory activity when visiting the Tweed or Coolangatta. There is plenty on which to feast the eyes, whether it be the fishermen trying their luck, the board riders (some of the best in Australia) or just taking in the view. The walk right around the point is currently closed due to erosion of... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

A visit to the Gold Coast is not complete unless you check out this iconic place... I can just sit on the beach for hours watching the view and the surfers do their thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

snappers rocks is the sight of a stop on the world surfing tour, and so means you can be in the line up with top ten surfers at certain times of the year. The rest of the time it is the most consistant wave on the gold coast. Easy access to the break and a permanant sand build up make... More 

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Thank Robert M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Snapper rocks surf club is the place to eat. The staff is very helpful. The view from the veranda is breathtaking especially when you see the whales. The walk around snapper rocks is very enjoyable as well.

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Thank Carol E
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly beach. Mythical surf spot. In March it gets busy with an international surf competition. Beach for everyone - surfer or not. Usually crowded in the weekend. Many options to eat around. Lifesavers on duty all year around.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Many wonderful experiences in this spot. Coolangatta in general is a great part from Gold Coast. Snapper rocks, more than a perfect spot for surfers to run into the surf champions!. Also a great place to watch the whales during the season. You can see the whales and dolphins jumping and swimming close to you while you surf or swim.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure going to Snapper rocks, the food was great service fantastic, the view from the wrap around balcony is always to die for ended up there quite often, you will not be disappointed in Rainbow Bay life saving club must not be missed

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