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 Agave Rosa (74 Musgrave St Shop 2) are great picks.

When to visit Coolangatta

Coolangatta in November
Estimated hotel price
$109
1 night at 3-star hotel
Coolangatta in November
Estimated hotel price
$109
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

Plane

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 Wellington and takes around 3h 45m.

Train

Airtrain Brisbane is the only carrier operating train routes to Coolangatta.

Car

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 East Coast Car Rentals, among others, in Brisbane.

Plane

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 Wellington and takes around 3h 45m.

Train

Airtrain Brisbane is the only carrier operating train routes to Coolangatta.

Car

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 East Coast Car Rentals, among others, in Brisbane.

Airports near Coolangatta

Airlines serving Coolangatta

Lufthansa
Good (4,588 reviews)
KLM
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SWISS
Good (921 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,426 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,598 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,275 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,548 reviews)
United Airlines
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Emirates
Good (2,121 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,485 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,692 reviews)
Finnair
Good (878 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (834 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (913 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (832 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
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Ethiopian Air
Good (390 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (484 reviews)
JetBlue
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Where to stay in Coolangatta

Average rates range from around $218 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $382 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 $59 per day, on average, or $235 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 4% cheaper than airport locations in Coolangatta.

Expect to pay $1.97 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 $23.55 and $31.39. The most frequently booked car type in Coolangatta is Compact (Toyota Corolla or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Nissan Tiida or similar) is, on average, 58% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Coolangatta costs $59 per day, on average, or $235 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 4% cheaper than airport locations in Coolangatta.

Expect to pay $1.97 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 $23.55 and $31.39. The most frequently booked car type in Coolangatta is Compact (Toyota Corolla or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Nissan Tiida or similar) is, on average, 58% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.