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Snapper Rocks

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Address: Snapper Rocks Roard, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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USD 76.16*
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Cook Island and Dolphin Helicopter Flight from the Gold Coast
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USD 114.63*
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Currumbin Valley and Coastal Scenic Helicopter Flight from the Gold Coast

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Relaxing

This is top spot for surfing. Rainbow beach next to it is a good for families. Rainbow bay surf club is a great spot to have a cold drink and watch the sunset. There are some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dan D
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is top spot for surfing. Rainbow beach next to it is a good for families. Rainbow bay surf club is a great spot to have a cold drink and watch the sunset. There are some car parking spots but not many.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picture perfect, plenty of power, every wave is different. Unfortunately just too crowded. Home to the Quicky Pro again March 2017

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot,between Rainbow Bay beach,& Duranbah Beach,NSW. Nice little rock pools for the kids to explore in,and there's a very upmarket restaurant,right on the beach,called Oscars.Walking trail from here,north to Rainbow Bay,& Greenmount.Snapper Rocks also has a good surf break for the board riders.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Met a friend who was holidaying there. Great facilities along the esplanade provided by the council - toilets, showers and clean stainless steel BBQs. The beach had clean white sand and crystal clear water, The rocks are sharp so wear shoes to visit the rock pool. Great patrolled beach for family holiday visits.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

spent the day at this area yesterday and was blown away by how nice it is. Very picturesque, great little walks, water very clear, wasn't crowded. Have heard heaps about Snapper rocks and surrounding beaches but never ventured there, my loss but will now become a frequent visitor to it. Not a surfer or avid water person but love being... More 

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alexandra headland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Snappers is for the surfers. No swimming recommended. You have to fight for a wave so it is for the more experienced. The locals like to take charge until this area. The view from the top is amazing to sit and watch. A must see when visiting the southern end of the coast.

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Thank sunshinecoastgirl
Barwon Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Rainbow Bay has been our holiday destination for nearly 30 years . We've travelled extensively throughout Australia with the focus on our magnificent east coast. I just simply can't find a better beach than the little ripper at Snapper Rocks and Rainbow Bay just round the corner. Every time we stay there in our apartment i feel so relaxed and... More 

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Thank Rowan K
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Snapper Rocks was the first ever tame dolphin pool in Queensland created by the legendary Jack Evans. It had cement pools blasted out of the headland and some remnants remain for a nice swimming pool today! I used to haul in large numbers of seriously big snapper off this rocky headland as a kid, hence the name, but over-fishing, netting... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

There are places to just look out to sea or have a picnic. Great for time to relax and watch the surfers.

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Thank Robyn K
Tasmania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fantastic location to have a wedding on Froggies Beach. My daughter had her wedding there 15th October, even had whales in background.

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