COOLANGATTA AIRPORT VIEWING SPOTS.

1. Adina Avenue

This spot is best for aircraft departing off runway 32 and arriving on runway 14. You will need a lens above 100mm to get photos of aircraft taxiing to runway 14 and approximately 200mm for 737 arriving on runway 14. Also good for aircraft exiting runway 32 onto the the taxiway back to the Terminal.

Best time to shoot - Before 12pm; morning sun behind your back

How to get there - From the Gold Coast Hwy turn off onto Desalination Plant Rd, take a left onto Coolangatta Rd, then right onto Kiewa Ave, turn right onto Adina Ave. At the end is a slightly raised slab of concrete that can be advantageous if you are without a ladder.

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2. Boyd St Skate Park

This spot is best for aircraft departing off runway 32 and arriving on runway 14 in both morning and afternoon. Good for shots of aircraft banking that depart off runway 32.

Best time to shoot - Morning and Afternoon

How to get there - From the Gold Coast Hwy turn off onto Kitchener St then take a quick right onto Coolangatta Rd, turn right onto Boyd St

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3. Parkes Dr

This spot is best for aircraft arriving on runway 32

Best time to shoot -Morning

How to get there - Take the Tugun Bypass and take the turn off onto Kennedy Drive at the round about continue right on Kennedy Drive. Turn right as if you were going to back onto Tugun Bypass toward the airport approximately 300m along there is a street off to the left just after a nursery if you pull over there on the dirt track you will be able to get photos of aircraft on approach for 32.

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