Jul 3rd 2013 5:31pm
The small rocky headland where Kirra Point separates Kirra Beach to the north and Coolangatta Beach to the south is one of the world’s best surf breaks, and home to the annual Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro Surf Championships—right at the doorstep of Kirra Surf Apartments on Coolangatta. Welcome to surfer heaven.
Built on top of the site of one of the first surf shops in the world, Kirra Surf Apartments still houses the Kirra Surf Shop. As part of the deal to build the Kirra Surf Apartments, the Kirra Surf Shop was promised a home on the ground floor of the building. Forever. Now, for anyone seeking expert local surf knowledge and the best selection in surf gear can visit the ground floor to experience a world where you can eat, breathe and live surfing. To catch a glimpse of the shop from their Facebook page take this link.
Aside from the world class surf beach, Kirra Beach sits as the midpoint from which you can launch your holiday adventure in either direction of the coast. Travel north for 30 minutes and you hit Surfers Paradise. Go beyond and the rest of the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast awaits. Travel south and you strike Tweed Heads, the town that sits on the border of Queensland and New South Wales—the town famous for occupying two time zones due to the fact that New South Wales observes daylight saving and Queensland does not. You may be walking down the street in Tweed Heads and cross the road into another time zone. If you find yourself in Tweed Heads, you will also be in Byron Bay.
Byron Bay has a long history, with original settlement by the Arakwal Aborigine people, their name for the area is Cavvanbah, meaning “meeting place”. An apt name by any measure of what the area represents now. As early as the 60s, longboard surfers discovered the natural breaks at The Pass, Wategos, and Cosy Corner. Not long after, the hippies came and colonised the nearby town of Nimbin. By 1973 and several music festivals later, Byron Bay cemented itself in the psyche of Australia as one of the foremost alternative tourist destinations of choice, and a permanent fixture for a large number of artists, crafts people and alternative lifestylers.
Many festivals have become embedded in the Byron Bay calendar of events such as East Coast Blues & Roots Festival, Byron Bay Surf Festival, Splendour in the Grass and the Writers Festival. The area has also become an important mecca for pleasure seekers and exhausted urbanites seeking spiritual renewal.
For visitors to the area, the services dedicated to personal discovery, growth and revitalisation are very popular andcompelling reasons to come to Byron Bay.
Back to Coolingatta, Kirra Surf Apartments is an ideal base to explore lower Queensland and the upper reaches of New South Wales. You’ll want for nothing in these apartments, all specified to the highest levels with Miele appliances in the kitchen, and European inspired luxury styling throughout the interiors and furnishings in the living and bedroom areas. You have a choice between, one, two or three bedroom apartments with panoramic ocean views from every floor except the ground floor apartments. In which case the ground level apartments take in views of the extensively landscaped gardens, also seaward facing.
You will also find the pool and sauna facilities to be very enticing, along with the barbeque area housed within the pavillion to be a delightful lunch or dinner venue.
Did we mention that the Coolingatta Airport is situated just a few minutes away from Kirra Surf Apartments. If you’re looking for an overnight stopover on your way out on one of the cheap Coolingatta fares to Asia, then why not kick off your trip in style. You may even want to see how our hospitality and accommodation stacks later up for a longer visit. Call us for a one night deal, you might be surprised.
The Kirra Surf Apartment location is perfect for families, the walking tracks that hug the coastline are extensive, and there are sufficient playgrounds to form a playground crawl. The kids will think they landed on Planet Playground. Unless you are looking for an intimate walk without the children, then the walkways will also reward you with an enjoyable stroll full of changing vistas and surf action to match.
To take advantage of the Kirra Surf Apartments great specials take a look here or call for availability. Check out what else is on up and down the line. You will find little to rival the style, convenience and breathtaking views in the Coolingatta area.
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