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Coolangatta
Gold Coast

Coolangatta which includes a high rise building, a city and a sunset

Enjoy the beaches, sip a coffee at a groovy café and enjoy the simple pleasures of an ocean-front vacation.

Coolangatta is right on the border between New South Wales and Queensland. It’s the Gold Coast’s southernmost suburb and is best known for its chilled-out locals and great beaches. You’ll still find luxury apartments and good restaurants, but don’t expect the nightclubs, sports cars, and parties of nearby Surfers Paradise. Coolangatta has escaped the high-rise madness and tourist frenzy of its neighbor, and is, above all, a place to relax and a favorite for families.

Grab your sunscreen, change into your swimwear, and jump into the waves. Coolangatta Beach is always patrolled, and conditions are suitable for all ages. There’s always plenty of room with a huge expanse of white sand. The waves here can be any size, but if conditions are rough, walk south to nearby Rainbow Bay, which ideal for smaller children. To really escape the crowds, Kirra Beach, just to the north, is at the beginning of miles of uncrowded beach and is perfect for a long walk. Keen surfers will find plenty of options around Coolangatta. Advanced surfers flock to Duranbah Beach and Snapper Rocks, which have some of the most reliable breaks on the Gold Coast.

If you’ve never caught a wave but want to give it a go, organize a few lessons with a local surf school. Instructors are professional and can cater to those of various ages and skill levels. For a look at what’s under the waves, take a diving trip out to Cook Island. There are packages for both novices and more experienced divers.

The hinterland to the south west of Coolangatta has some pristine natural areas to explore. Climb Mount Warning before dawn, and you will be the first to see the sun in Australia. The views from the top are stunning, and the walk itself, while strenuous, takes you through lush rain forest.

Coolangatta is one of the best places to enjoy the Gold Coast’s stunning beaches, away from the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise.


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Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites
Oaks Gold Coast Calypso Plaza Suites
4 out of 5
99 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, QLD
The price is $140 per night from May 30 to May 30
Located in Coolangatta, this beachfront apartment building is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Burleigh Beach ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,735 reviews)
"Good sized apartment for short stay, close to beach and shops. Amazing pool great for all ages. Friendly staff. Free off street covered parking. Really enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again."

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

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Mantra Twin Towns
Mantra Twin Towns
4 out of 5
Corner of Griffith St & Wharf St, Coolangatta, QLD
The price is $119 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
This family-friendly Gold Coast hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Twin Towns Services Club and Coolangatta Beach. Kirra Beach and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (939 reviews)
"Had a very comfortable clean room with a nice view. It was very quiet and breakfast was really good too!"

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Mantra Twin Towns
Greenmount Beach House
Greenmount Beach House
3 out of 5
3 Hill Street, Coolangatta, QLD
The price is $80 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Coolangatta, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Greenmount Beach, Point Danger Light, and Tweed Mall.
3.9/5Good! (955 reviews)
"Suited us perfectly. Staff were helpful. Easy check in. Room was clean and tidy and the courtyard was great. Easy walk to shops. Next to the beach. Book a balcony room and you will have a view 😀"

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Greenmount Beach House
Mantra Coolangatta Beach
Mantra Coolangatta Beach
4.5 out of 5
88 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, QLD
The price is $106 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Nestled on the beach, this Coolangatta apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of The Strand and Coolangatta Beach. Kirra Beach and Greenmount Beach are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,320 reviews)
"Property was amazing... wonderful apartment right on the beach... spacious, super clean and handy location... would definitely recommend."

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Mantra Coolangatta Beach
Nirvana By The Sea
Nirvana By The Sea
4.5 out of 5
1 Douglas Street, Coolangatta, QLD
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Offering direct access to the beach, this Coolangatta apartment building is steps from Bilinga Beach and Kirra Beach. Coolangatta Beach and Greenmount Beach ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (323 reviews)
"I was wow-ed as soon as I opened the room door! Absolute ocean front views which was just stunning. The room was huge, much bigger than what I was expecting...very clean and well maintained, lovely decor. Great amenities. Can not fault this place at all...will definitely be back."

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Nirvana By The Sea
Bombora Resort
Bombora Resort
3 out of 5
4 Carmichael Close, Coolangatta, QLD
The price is $75 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Coolangatta, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Twin Towns Uniting Church and Coolangatta Beach. Kirra Beach and Greenmount Beach are also within ...
3.6/5Good! (667 reviews)
"Great position and friendly staff ,we would definitely recomend other to stay at Bombora Resort."

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

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