Coolangatta Sands Backpackers

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Check in: 12.30pm - 10pm 

Level 1, Cnr McLean & Griffith Street
Coolangatta QLD 4225

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About Coolangatta Sands Backpackers

The Coolangatta Sands Backpacker Hostel offers clean, safe, modern and affordable short term holiday accommodation facilities for travellers. Located in the heart of Coolangatta on top of the Coolangatta Sands Hotel, and less than a kilometre to the famous Coolangatta Beach, it’s the perfect place to base yourself and explore the world-famous Gold Coast. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, spacious hot showers, TV lounge with DVD player and movie library, Wifi and three computers, beach view balconies, laundry facilities and more.  Our reception staff are always on hand to help with any of your local questions or to gain the best tourism activity advice.

Catering for the 18 to 35-year-old traveller, who is looking for short term holiday accommodation while they discover what the Southern Gold Coast has to offer. 

Things to Do

Coolangatta Sands Backpackers

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Voted one of the Gold Coast’s most popular tourist destinations, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is dedicated to conserving our nation’s Indigenous, natural and historic heritage and culture. With Blinky Bill now present for daily shows, the amazing viewing experiences available at the Wildlife Hospital and hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the ultimate holiday adventure for the entire family.

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Stand up Paddle boarding (SUP)

Learn how to stand up paddle and have SUP lessons at JM SUP, an ASI accredited learn to stand up paddle school.  Located one and a half hours drive from Brisbane on the Southern end of the Gold Coast, Currumbin is the perfect day trip. JM SUP is owned and operated by Justin Mitchell.  He is a highly experienced waterman, stand up paddler and triathlete.  

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Surf Lessons: David Davidson form Academy of Surfing

ASI Surf Wise learn to surf program are specially developed to make learning easy.  With pathways from entry level to elite-advanced, you can progress at your own pace. Dave is highly experienced and is an ASI Level 4 Master Surfing Coach and ASI Level 4 Trainer (Surfing). He's been coaching beginners right through to the elite competition level for over 15 years. Dave coached the Australian team for the ISA world games in Brazil, was coach for the Gold Coast junior team and develops personal elite coaching programs to prepare aspiring surfing champions for the world circuit. He's coached a range of well-known pro surfers.

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Gold Coast Sky Dive

Gold Coast SkyDive is the only tandem-specific skydiving company on the Gold Coast. Located here in Coolangatta, they are one of the rare companies in Australia with a permit to allow them to land on the crisp clean beaches of Kirra Beach. These guys can offer you a full photo and video package as well as pick up from the hostel. Throw yourself out of a perfectly good plane at 12,000 feet! You must add this to your ‘list of things to do’ whilst here in Australia! Gold Coast Skydive operates 7 days a week.

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