Transport & Travel

PLAN YOUR TRIP TO COOLANGATTA THEN COME TRAVEL BACK TO YESTERYEAR AT COOLY ROCKS ON!

With hundreds of cars lining the streets of Coolangatta during the festival, local road closures will occur during Cooly Rocks On 2024 in and around the festival precinct. As such, parking in the surrounding areas of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads will be limited.

Where possible, we recommend that you plan to walk, cycle, carpool or use public transport to get to Cooly Rocks On. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Coming from interstate? Gold Coast Airport is located only a couple kilometres away from Coolangatta, with a drive of fewer than 5 minutes. A range of international and domestic carriers fly directly into the airport including Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Bonza, REX Airlines, Air New Zealand, Air Asia and Qantas, you can find out more here.

There are plenty of buses leaving from the airport, such as bus route 760, that can take you directly to Coolangatta. You can also call a taxi or rideshare service.

There are multiple bus routes travelling to Coolangatta from all directions of the Gold Coast and Northern NSW, with the most frequent being bus routes 700, 760 and 768. 

Use the Translink Journey Planner to plan your return trip to Coolangatta here.

If you are travelling from Northern Gold Coast or Brisbane regions you can transfer from train to the G:link (Gold Coast Light Rail) at Helensvale Station.

We recommend departing the G:link at the Broadbeach South Station, walking to Station’s Stop A, and catching the 700 Bus to Griffith Street, Coolangatta – the heart of Cooly Rocks On.

Use the Translink Journey Planner to plan your return trip to Coolangatta here.

UBER

App Store download here

Android Store download here

TAXI

13cabs: 13 2227

Black & White Cabs: 133 222

Tweed Heads Taxi Service: 1300 656 818

Drop off/Pick up:

Located on Lanham Street.

Staying close to the festival? Throughout the Gold Coast you will find electric assist bike rentals, Lime-E. Download the Lime app to locate the closest Lime-E to you, scan the QR code to unlock it and cycle your way to Cooly Rocks On. You can learn more about Lime-E bikes here.

PARKING

Below are parking options within walking distance to the festival. Please note that all regular parking laws and restrictions apply in and around the festival precinct.

Jarvis Lane ($15/day on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June): Please note that parking spaces are limited.

The Strand Shopping Centre (Free for the first 2 hours, hourly rates apply): Access via Warner Street during festival.

Coolangatta State School (Available on Saturday and Sunday only for $10 per car): Access via Appel Street.

Tweed Heads Public School (Available on Saturday and Sunday only for $15 day parking & $25 overnight parking): Access via Stuart Street.

There are multiple public buses travelling to Coolangatta from all directions of the Gold Coast. You may also choose to park and ride in the following locations and utilise public transport. Use the Translink Journey Planner to plan your return trip to Coolangatta here.

BROADBEACH

SURFERS PARADISE

ROBINA

VARSITY LAKES 

Accessible parking and drop-off zones will be available during Cooly Rocks On 2024.

Limited accessible parking is available near the Greenmount Surf Life Saving Club and at the Chalk & Lanham Street Carpark.

If you require further assistance, please email our team on [email protected].

ROAD CLOSURES

From 10:00pm Friday 09 June – 11:59pm Sunday 11 June 2023.

  • Marine Parade from McLean Street to Hill Street (including Greenmount Car Park)
  • Dutton Street from Marine Parade to Griffith Street
  • McDonald Street from Marine Parade to Dixon Street
  • Clarke St from Marine Parade to Griffith St
  • Warner Street from Marine Parade to The Strand Car Park Entry/Exit

From 10:00pm Friday 09 June – 11:59pm Sunday 11 June 2023.

  • Dixon Street from Griffith Street to Bay Street
  • Chalk Street from McLean Street to Warner Street
  • Warner Street from Chalk Street to The Strand Car Park Entry/Exit
  • Warner Street from Lanham Street to Chalk Street (through to The Strand Car Park Entry/Exit)

View the road closure map here. For more information on deliveries, parking permits and access passes, click here.

Detailed road closure information will be provided closer to the festival dates.

ACCOMMODATION

Come and enjoy all that Coolangatta and the Gold Coast have to offer by booking accommodation for Cooly Rocks On! 

From holiday apartments to hotels, check out a full list of accommodation houses on the Gold Coast here.