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Top-rated holiday rentals in Coolangatta

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Guesthouse in Coolangatta
The Pool House Coolangatta
Renovated guest house nestled in a quiet residential hub in Coolangatta , 750 metres from the centre of Coolangatta . Our guests have the exclusive use of the heated magnesium plunge pool, Sauna and private deck with lush gardens surrounding you. Although we share the same entrance we respect your privacy at all times. Modern bright interior with kitchenette and bathroom. Perfect for couples wanting to get away for the weekend or a mid week break. Additional Infant, young child welcome
14 – 21 June
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Apartment in Coolangatta
Holiday like a local! Ocean views!
Set high on the hill in a fantastic location with friendly neighbours, dogs and kids, you will feel like a local! It's easy walking distance (5-10 mins) to Coolangatta & Kirra beaches, shops, cafes, restaurants and cinemas. And world class surfing beaches (Snapper Rocks, Duranbah) are nearby (20 min walk). The unit is the perfect size for a couple and is completely private from the host - with a huge private balcony hosting ocean views and a blissful sea breeze!
13 – 20 Apr
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Apartment in Coolangatta
Absolute Beachfront Pure Kirra Luxury Apartment
Get away from the city crowds, relax and chill out on the beautiful Kirra beachfront. Stunning North-facing 3 bedroom apartment (4th Floor - sleeps 6 comfortably) with great ocean views from a large balcony. Located in a clean, secure building, right on the famous Kirra Beach. Close to shops and great restaurants. Suits couples and families with safe beaches for long relaxing walks and year round swimming.
7 – 14 Oct

Popular amenities for Coolangatta holiday rentals

Stay near Coolangatta's top sights

Point Danger74 locals recommend
Queen Elizabeth Park4 locals recommend
The Strand at Coolangatta84 locals recommend
Twin Towns Services Club61 locals recommend
Kirra Beach Hotel12 locals recommend
Tweed Mall Shopping Centre33 locals recommend

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Luxury Apartment By The Sea
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Pet-friendly Coolangatta Beachhouse (non- smoking)
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Unit 131 Points North Apartments Coolangatta
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Quick stats about holiday rentals in Coolangatta

Total rentals

450 properties

Rentals with a pool

250 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

20 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

330 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

12K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$15 AUD before taxes and fees

Your guide to Coolangatta

All About Coolangatta

Coolangatta is a coastal suburb at the Southern edge of Queensland’s Gold Coast, right on the border with New South Wales. Less than a two-hour drive from Brisbane and 40 minutes from the famous Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta is recognised worldwide for its laid-back beaches and surfing hotspots. It’s home to Greenmount Beach, the site of the oldest surf club in Queensland, and Snapper Rocks — the starting point of the Superbank, a surfing bank formed to create ideal surfing conditions. It’s no wonder many of Australia’s biggest surfing competitions take place here.

From Coolangatta, there’s a spectacular walking trail that wraps around Greenmount Hill connecting Greenmount Beach to Rainbow Bay. From there, you can head up the hill to Point Danger, where you can put one foot down in Queensland and the other in New South Wales. The views at the Point Danger lookout are stunning, and it is also a great place to spot a whale during migration season.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Coolangatta

The most pleasant time in Coolangatta is from August to October and April and May when the days are warm and the humidity isn’t as high. For 16 days in August, the Bleach Festival brings local and international artists in music, design, photography, and theatre to various locations on the Gold Coast. Summer also offers warm days and nights and lots of beach activities, so you’ll want to pack the sunscreen as it can get hot and humid. Even winter in Coolangatta is pleasant, with primarily crisp sunny days and mild nights. In June, the town focuses on Cooly on the Rocks — Australia’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll festival, which celebrates the music, fashion, and culture of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. Whenever you decide to visit, you’ll find a vast range of holiday rentals in Coolangatta to suit your taste.

Top things to do in Coolangatta

Coolangatta Beach

Coolangatta is an iconic Australian beach that’s often featured in movies and television series, primarily because of the incredible views of Surfers Paradise, especially at sunset. The beach is quieter than some others on the Gold Coast, offering a more relaxed atmosphere. Lifeguards usually patrol the beach, so it’s a good spot for swimmers of all abilities. While you’re here, grab some local fish and chips while you enjoy the views.

Cycle to Currumbin

You can hire a bike in town and ride the eight-kilometre route from Coolangatta to Currumbin. The bike path sticks close to the ocean’s edge for most of the way, offering pretty panoramas and places to stop. The relatively flat track makes for an easy ride, and you’ll pass the lovely Kirra Beach, which has a strip of shops and ocean-view cafes. You can also take this scenic path on foot.

Walk on Water walking track

Just over the border into Coolangatta’s twin town of Tweed Heads, this short trail showcases wild bushland and mangroves, along with Aboriginal cultural heritage. There is a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk through eucalypt forests, swamp forests, and other woodlands along the Tweed River. You can learn about native plants and local wildlife — look out for the royal spoonbill — while finding out more about the Minjungbal people. You’ll also come across Bora Ring, a sacred Aboriginal site that the Minjungbal people revere as a link to their ancestors.

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