|Most expensive month:||April|
|Average price in Coolangatta:||$155/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$19/night|
|Most expensive day:||Wednesday|
Iconic Kirra Beach Resort
76 Musgrave Street, Coolangatta, QLD, Australia
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The Pink Hotel Coolangatta
171 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, QLD, Australia
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The southern Gold Coast suburb of Coolangatta is nestled on the Queensland-New South Wales border. This premier surfing destination is beloved for its outdoor and nature attractions, beach restaurants and shops and access to nearby hinterland destinations.
For iconic beachfront shopping, head to Coolangatta’s Showcase Shopping Centre, located along Marine Parade. Popular retail venues include the Coolangatta Market, where you can find great deals on local artisan goods. The area is also home to popular seafood restaurants where you can find exquisite fish, crab and prawns caught right offshore.
If you enjoy surfing, be sure to visit during the legendary Quiksilver Pro or Roxy Pro competitions at Snapper Rocks during March. You can head out into the water yourself, selecting the best breaks off the coast north of Kirra Point or learning from experienced surfers at a number of surf schools. Of all the area’s great beaches, the iconic Superbank is perhaps the most popular for surfing.
Do you enjoy the opera? Check out a live performance by Gold Coast Opera on the beach for an unforgettable night under the stars. For peace and quiet, head up to the headland of Point Danger, which marks the border between Queensland and New South Wales. Here you can enjoy a picnic, check out the lighthouse and soak up uninterrupted coastal views.
Want to get out on the town? Coolangatta provides lively nightlife, such as the tiki bar Tupe Aloha, and is also home to the “Number One Nostalgia Festival in Australia”, Cooly Rocks On, held over five days of pre-1970 cars, rock music and rockabilly dancing.
Getting around Coolangatta is easy with multiple coastal bus and train routes connecting this suburb to the other Gold Coast suburbs and Brisbane beyond. The nearby Gold Coast Airport services domestic flights from all over Australia, as well as flights from New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Walking or cycling is best for soaking up the atmosphere, or you can hire a scooter for faster transportation.
Mantra Coolangatta Beach, rated with a score of 8.2 from 1,119 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Coolangatta. Other top stays include The Pink Hotel Coolangatta, with an average rating of 8.9 from 1,110 reviewers, and Ocean Plaza Resort, with a score of 8.5 from 591 reviewers.
Mantra Coolangatta Beach is a popular hotel near Kirra Beach that is highly recommended, with a score of 8.2 across 1,119 reviews.
Mantra Coolangatta Beach is the hotel close to Snapper Rocks that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 1,119 reviews rating it at 8.2/10.
If you’re looking for good hotels near Coolangatta Beach, consider Mantra Coolangatta Beach (rated 8.2 over 1,119 reviews).
Most of the bars and restaurants in Coolangatta are located along Marine Parade and Griffith Street, which are the two streets running parallel to Coolangatta Beach. Coolangatta hotels along Marine Parade include Ocean Plaza Resort, Mantra Coolangatta Beach, Blue C Coolangatta and Point North Apartments. For restaurants along Marine Parade, you have a choice of many different cuisines, from The Jungle Mexican Cantina to Baskk Italian to Bellakai offering modern Australian cuisine. Bar options include Bin 72, 4 Pines Coolangatta and The Coolangatta Hotel. For hotels in Coolangatta along Griffith Street, you have the option of Beachcomber International Resort, Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites and Coolangatta Sand Hotel. Nearby restaurants include Choofas Smokehouse and Seafood, Montezuma’s Mexican, Tata Gina’s and Govindas Coolangatta. There are also quite a few restaurants along Kirra Beach; Coolangatta accommodation nearby includes Kirra Beach Apartments and Kirra Surf Apartments.
If you are travelling with children, Coolangatta is a good base for all the attractions in the area. Currumbin Wildlife Park is located at the northern end of Kirra Beach, in neighbouring Currumbin. Accommodation options include Sandbox Luxury Beach Front Apartments and Pacific Surf Absolute Beachfront Apartments. The beaches of Coolangatta are great for kids who like watersports. Greenmount Beach and Rainbow Bay are nice sheltered beaches. Nearby Coolangatta hotels include Mantra Twin Towns, The Pink Hotel Coolangatta and Greenmount Beach House. Another fun thing to do is visit Catch a Crab - Birds Bay Oyster Farm, where you can do pelican feeding, yabbie pumping and go trapping for live crabs. It's a bit outside of town, but a good hotel in Coolangatta for families is Points North Apartments, which has a big pool, tennis court, games room and other activities.
Coolangatta is renowned for its beaches and surfing and plays host to the Quicksilver Pro surf competition every year in January, at Snapper Rocks on Greenmount Beach. Hotels in Coolangatta close to Snapper Rocks and Greenmount Beach include Rainbow Commodore Apartments, The Garland at Rainbow Bay, Eden Tower Apartments and Greenmount Beachhouse. Other popular beaches are Coolangatta Beach, Duranbah Beach, Froggy Beach and Kirra Beach. Some other things to see near Coolangatta include the Gold Coast Wax Museum (which houses 110+ wax sculptures of notable people), the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and the Pickled Pig Brewery (serving artisanal craft beer).
If you’re an avid surfer, there are loads of options for surf spots in Coolangatta. Snapper Rocks and Greenmount Point are very popular, thanks to the Quicksilver Pro, and Coolangatta hotels nearby include The Garland at Rainbow Bay and Greenmount Beachhouse. Kirra Beach is popular for its sand-breaking right-hand point. Coolangatta accommodation options nearby include Kirra Beach Apartments and Kirra Surf Apartments. Duranbah (known locally as Dbah) is good for experienced surfers, and hotels in Coolangatta that are near this beach are Rainbow Commodore Apartments and Eden Tower Apartments. Currumbin Alley is a right-hand point break that is popular with longboarders and is located slightly north of Coolangatta.