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Coolangatta Location Guide - About Coolangatta, Activities, Events & Weather - Cutprice Car Rentals

Coolangatta Information & Location Guide

About Coolangatta

Coolangatta is uniquely located 100kms south of Brisbane and 900kms north of Sydney and is Queensland’s southernmost costal town. Located within minutes of the lively Gold Coast yet secluded enough to offer the perfect place to relax on holidays, it is not hard to see why Coolangatta is one of Queensland’s most sought after holiday destinations. With lovely weather, amazing coastlines and beaches to enjoy and a quite and relaxing atmosphere Coolangatta offers couples, singles, families and groups a friends the perfect holiday all year round!

Coolangatta's accommodation is diverse, offering everything from self contained apartments, resort accommodation, luxury suites and much more.

Activities in Coolangatta

Whether you love the outdoors, the indoors, culture and art, shopping, wildlife, adrenalin rushes or lazing away your days, Coolangatta has something for you.

In such an idealistic waterside location the best activities involve the sun, sea and sand- all water activities including surfing, snorkelling and fishing are but a hop skip and a jump from your door. While other outdoor adventures include skydiving, golf, sailing, hot air ballooning and much more. Take an eco tour, go and meet dolphins or explore the lovely nearby hinterland and stunning wilderness, go whale watching, or visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Australia Zoo- make your holiday dreams come true!

For the shopaholics venture to great shopping centers including Pacific Fair or visit some of the many markets that Coolangatta has a great reputation for including the Carrara Markets, Broadbeach Markets the Coolangatta Art and Craft Market and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary's Farmers Market.

In addition to the above activities in Coolangatta, no visit to Queensland is complete without visiting the many fantastic theme parks. Don’t miss the ever-popular Dream World, Sea World, Wet n Wild, Warner Bros. Movie World and Whitewater World. Cut Price car rentals, Coolangatta makes getting to theme parks and Coolangatta’s events simple and cheap!

Must see events in Coolangatta

Coolangatta is host to many events all year round- a few popular annual events include the world famous Quicksilver and Roxy Pro surf event, the Pro Show outdoor music festival, the Green Day Out environmental festival and the D’Alliance arts, comedy and music festival.

Be sure to research what’s on in town before you head up to Coolangatta to be sure you don’t miss anything!

Getting around Coolangatta

Public Transport in Coolangatta: Almost all of South East Queensland is serviced by buses, trains and ferries on the TransLink network. This network stretches from the southernmost part of the Gold Coast to the northern tips of the Sunshine Coast. But if you are looking for independence and freedom from timetables and a little more luxury, don’t miss out on the cheap car hire in Coolangatta- available from us at Cut Price Car Rentals!

Car Hire Coolangatta and Coolangatta airport: For cheap car hire in Coolangatta you can't go past us at Cut Price car rentals. We are Coolangatta’s leading cheap car rental supplier, providing the best prices on latest model new and used cars. We offer free unlimited km, damage cover, UBD maps, local pick up and service Coolangatta Airport.

Flight Information: Coolangatta boasts its own airport. For flight information, scheduled timetables and bookings visit

Where to eat?

There are many great restaurants in Coolangatta that cater for all tastes and budgets. The main eating precincts include the restaurants in Griffith Street and on Marine Parade. Your taste buds will be spoiled for choice with so many different types of cuisine cooked with some of Queensland’s freshest ingredients. For a special treat indulge in some local seafood- a must for any seafood lover!

Coolangatta’s Weather

Queensland offers a tropical climate that simply can’t be matched anywhere in Australia.

As Queensland is such a large state, temperatures can vary depending on location. The south of Queensland, including Coolangatta enjoys some of the most comfortable temperatures in all of Australia year round- in summer, you will encounter highs of 28 degrees and lows of 20 degrees, while in winter these temperatures drop to 20 degrees and 9 degrees. Water temperature during summer is approximately 25 degrees, and 19 degrees in winter.