Destination guide

Retreat to Coolangatta holiday homes to rent

Coolangatta has a laid-back atmosphere and quiet nature that are perfect for a relaxing holiday by the beach. Though there are many serene locations in Coolangatta, it still offers one of the best surf breaks on the continent and plenty of water sport opportunities if you’re looking for thrills. Whatever you’re in the mood for, holiday homes to rent in Coolangatta put you in the heart of this beautiful landscape.


Activities and attractions in Coolangatta

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Coolangatta has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sea World (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Balter Brewing Company (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Palm Beach Pirate Treasure Island Playground (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Mallawa Drive Sports Complex (6.2 mi / 10 km)
Outdoor activities

Must-try sports near Coolangatta holiday homes

With one of the most popular surf breaks on the continent and ideal ocean conditions for water sports, it’s no surprise that Coolangatta is a premier destination for surfers of all skill levels. Whether you’re brand new to the sport or a veteran big-wave surfer, the beaches and breaks in Coolangatta are a surfer’s paradise. For more leisure activities, try out whale watching, sailing, boating, wildlife encounters, hiking, nature walks, golf, swimming and kayaking. Thrill seekers will enjoy taking in the landscape by sky with helicopter tours, seaplanes, skydiving and parasailing, all within reach of your holiday accommodation.


Seasonal weather in Coolangatta

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Coolangatta

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Coolangatta is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Surfers Paradise Beach (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Coolangatta Beach (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Kirra Beach (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Greenmount Beach (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Snapper Rocks (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Duranbah Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)

Best beaches near Coolangatta holiday rentals

Coolangatta is the ultimate in beach destinations. Holiday homes can be found near premier beaches like Coolangatta Beach, a sandy beach with gentle waves and expansive space for sunbathing, swimming and relaxation, and Greenmount Beach, a white-sand beach with a rocky shoreline and the consistent waves desired by experienced surfers. Duranbah Beach, a popular surf beach with rocky shores and massive waves, and Currumbin Beach, a pristine beach with turquoise waters and rough winds, are also fun for water sports. For a more relaxing beach outing with the kids, visit Tugun Beach, a secluded beach with play areas and spectacular sunsets.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Coolangatta

Fly into Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), the closest airport, located 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport in Coolangatta

Though flying, driving, rail travel and bus travel are popular ways to get to and around Coolangatta, this beach retreat is all about taking it easy. A lovely walking trail wraps around landmarks and shops in the area, giving you a chance to explore while on the way to your destination. You can also walk to and from your holiday accommodation to the nearby beaches and seaside attractions to explore on your own schedule.

Food & drink 

Delicacies in Coolangatta

Located in the Gold Coast region of Queensland, Coolangatta has the multicultural influences and tastes of the region in all of its cuisine, as well as a unique, old-fashioned flair of its own. Local chefs find creative ways to incorporate local favourites like homegrown sugar cane, pawpaw, pineapple and strawberries with fresh-caught prawns, barramundi and oysters into traditional recipes that are common in seaside areas, for a unique experience all its own. Whatever you’re craving, Coolangatta holiday homes are near restaurants and eateries with a distinctive charm and diverse range of options for the whole family.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Coolangatta?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 855 holiday rentals around Coolangatta. From 259 holiday houses to 516 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Coolangatta is on Stayz.

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

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

  • Point Danger Light: 2,440 holiday rentals
  • Point Danger: 2,439 holiday rentals
  • Kirra Hill Community Center: 2,461 holiday rentals
  • The Strand: 2,461 holiday rentals
  • Gold Coast Skydive: 2,462 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Coolangatta 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 Coolangatta?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 259 Houses in Coolangatta. Our other popular types of Coolangatta holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 516 holiday houses
  • Villas: 14 holiday houses
  • Resorts: 13 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Coolangatta?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 485 holiday homes with pool available in Coolangatta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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