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.

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 August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 171
1 night at 3-star hotel
Coolangatta in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 171
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 Canada departs from Vancouver and takes around 20h 30m.


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

Airports near Coolangatta

Airlines serving Coolangatta

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (494 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,193 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,439 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,025 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,056 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (400 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (187 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (129 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (360 reviews)
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Where to stay in Coolangatta

Average rates range from around C$ 222 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 172 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Coolangatta

Most booked hotels in Coolangatta

Mantra Coolangatta Beach
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 216+
Greenmount Beach House
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 157+
Bombora Resort
Good (6.3, Good reviews)
C$ 133+
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Renting a car in Coolangatta

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 5% cheaper than airport locations in Coolangatta.

Expect to pay C$ 1.57 per litre in Coolangatta (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 18.79 and C$ 25.05. The most frequently booked car type in Coolangatta is Intermediate (Kia Sportage or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Kia Rio or similar) are, on average, 41% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.