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Address: Snapper Rocks Roard, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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US$75.03*
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Cook Island and Dolphin Helicopter Flight from the Gold Coast
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US$112.92*
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Currumbin Valley and Coastal Scenic Helicopter Flight from the Gold Coast

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Fantastic location, great views, water brillant and very clean

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Andrew M
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Barwon Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Absolutely stunning green water with white sand views. Small sheltered beach popular with surfers. Gentle waves, Great, easy walk tracks nearby. Bit further walk to facilities, but they still aren't too far away. Rock pools to swim in. Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales swimming by!

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

What a lovely place! Well worth a visit, but wear your shoes if standing on them...they are very sharp for bare feet. Well recommended

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

10 in the group had a surf lesson here with Kira Beach surf school. Half were first timers and others had surfed before at times so was great experience. Thoroughly recommend for all ages that can swim.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

One of my all time places to holiday great surf, beautiful water, heaps of restaurant choices everything you need of want.

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