Destination guide

This beach town has been a relaxation expert since 1902

A relaxed beachside suburb of Sydney, Coogee is one of the most popular vacations destinations on the Pacific Ocean in Australia. Settled originally by Aboriginal peoples who gave the city its name (although no one can quite agree on what it means), it has long been prized for its broad, sandy beaches. Travellers book Coogee vacation rentals for access to the surf, the ocean pools that dot the coastline and the historic saltwater baths. They stay for the nature activities, ocean-view cocktail bars and the friendly atmosphere that welcomes families, couples and solo travellers.

Things to do

Everything looks better with Coogee in the background

Most Coogee attractions involve the outdoors and the gobsmacking scenery. Case in point: Gordon's Bay, a little inlet north of the main beach and accessed only by a cliff walk. It's popular for snorkelling and welcomes sunbathers, clothed or otherwise, so be prepared to see your beach blanket neighbours in their natural state. Along the Coogee Coastal Walk you'll find Dolphins Point, home to the bronze Bali Memorial. This statue was built in honor of victims of the 2002 Bali bombing, and it's a peaceful place for contemplation with a gorgeous ocean backdrop.

Activities

Beauty, beaches and a bath with no boys allowed

The reason most savvy travellers jump at the chance to book Coogee vacation rentals is the delightful Coogee Beach. There's enough sun and sand for surfers, backpackers and families with little kids, and enough pubs and bars along the beachfront to keep you occupied after hours. Joggers and hikers love the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, a 6-km path along sandstone cliffs offering stunning views. Then, there are the historic baths. McIvers Baths, built in 1886, is for women and children only, and Wylie's Baths has a beautiful, elevated timber deck.

Weather

A celebration of summer, plus low season steals

Coogee's humid subtropical climate offers warm summers, cool winters, tons of sunshine and moderate rainfall throughout the year. There's actually less rain during winter and spring, Coogee's traditional low season, so you'll likely find Coogee vacation rentals at a bargain, plus enjoy extra sunny days and more elbow room for you and your beach umbrella. Low winter temps are in the teens, and the warmest summer days top out at around the mid-20s. In short, Coogee isn't a bad place to visit no matter when you manage to get there.

Natural highlights

Coogee's coves and cliffs put nature front and centre

If you need a guidebook to point you toward the natural beauty of Coogee, you might need new glasses. Set along Coogee Bay and Gordons Bay, with ocean views everywhere you look and dramatic cliffs speckled with baths and tide pools, the city smacks you in the face with its good looks. The cove at Gordons Bay provides one of the best ways to appreciate the wildlife surrounding you. You can take a tour along an underwater nature trail with the help of a water scooter and goggle at the kelp forests, coral reefs and all kinds of marine life.

How to get there

How to get to and around Coogee

The nearest airport is in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), located 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Coogee?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,720 holiday rentals near Coogee. From 819 Houses to 1,668 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Coogee for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Coogee?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Coogee. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Darling Harbour: 1,433 holiday rentals
  • Australia Square: 3,822 holiday rentals
  • Market City: 3,726 holiday rentals
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1,404 holiday rentals
  • Coogee Beach: 3,498 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Coogee listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Coogee?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 819 Houses in Coogee. Our other popular types of Coogee holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,668 holiday houses
  • Villas: 20 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 25 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Coogee?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 674 holiday homes with pool available in Coogee. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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