Coolangatta travel guide

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You're Going to Love Coolangatta

With a population of 8,245, Coolangatta is a must-see destination in Queensland, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Coolangatta has to offer.

Where to Eat in Coolangatta

If you’re looking for affordable options, Radici Pasta House (Shop 2, 99 Griffith St) and Tupe Aloha (Shop 1 1 Douglas St) are great picks.

When to visit Coolangatta

Coolangatta in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Coolangatta in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Coolangatta in January, when the average temperature is 24 °C, and the highest can go up to 29 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 9 °C, with an average temperature of 14 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 160 mm. In contrast, August is usually the driest month of the year in Coolangatta, with an average rainfall of 40 mm.

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How to Get to Coolangatta


When flying to Coolangatta, you’ll arrive at Coolangatta Gold Coast (OOL), which is located 3 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Coolangatta from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 3h 30m.


Another option to get to Coolangatta is to pick up a car hire from Brisbane, which is about 93 km from Coolangatta. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Apex, among others, in Brisbane.

Airports near Coolangatta

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Where to stay in Coolangatta

Average rates range from around $212 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $213 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Coolangatta

Hiring a car in Coolangatta

Hiring a car in Coolangatta costs $61 per day, on average, or $245 if you want to hire it for 4 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 2% cheaper than airport locations in Coolangatta.

Expect to pay $1.80 per litre in Coolangatta (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.60 and $28.79. Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Coolangatta, while also 49% cheaper than other types, on average.