Destination guide

Relaxation by the sea in Coogee holiday homes to rent

A relaxed beachside suburb of Sydney, Coogee is one of the most popular vacations destinations on the Pacific Ocean in Australia. Settled originally by Aboriginal peoples who gave the city its name (although no one can quite agree on what it means), it has long been prized for its broad, sandy beaches. Travellers book Coogee vacation rentals for access to the surf, the ocean pools that dot the coastline and the historic saltwater baths. They stay for the nature activities, ocean-view cocktail bars and the friendly atmosphere that welcomes families, couples and solo travellers.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Coogee holiday homes

Most Coogee attractions involve the outdoors and the gobsmacking scenery. Case in point: Gordon's Bay, a little inlet north of the main beach and accessed only by a cliff walk. It's popular for snorkelling and welcomes sunbathers, clothed or otherwise, so be prepared to see your beach blanket neighbours in their natural state. Along the Coogee Coastal Walk you'll find Dolphins Point, home to the bronze Bali Memorial. This statue was built in honor of victims of the 2002 Bali bombing, and it's a peaceful place for contemplation with a gorgeous ocean backdrop.


Things to do near Coogee holiday homes

The reason most savvy travellers jump at the chance to book Coogee vacation rentals is the delightful Coogee Beach. There's enough sun and sand for surfers, backpackers and families with little kids, and enough pubs and bars along the beachfront to keep you occupied after hours. Joggers and hikers love the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, a 6-km path along sandstone cliffs offering stunning views. Then, there are the historic baths. McIvers Baths, built in 1886, is for women and children only, and Wylie's Baths has a beautiful, elevated timber deck.


Local weather for your stay in Coogee holiday rentals

Coogee's humid subtropical climate offers warm summers, cool winters, tons of sunshine and moderate rainfall throughout the year. There's actually less rain during winter and spring, Coogee's traditional low season, so you'll likely find Coogee vacation rentals at a bargain, plus enjoy extra sunny days and more elbow room for you and your beach umbrella. Low winter temps are in the teens, and the warmest summer days top out at around the mid-20s. In short, Coogee isn't a bad place to visit no matter when you manage to get there.

Natural highlights

Coogee's coves and cliffs put nature front and centre

If you need a guidebook to point you toward the natural beauty of Coogee, you might need new glasses. Set along Coogee Bay and Gordons Bay, with ocean views everywhere you look and dramatic cliffs speckled with baths and tide pools, the city smacks you in the face with its good looks. The cove at Gordons Bay provides one of the best ways to appreciate the wildlife surrounding you. You can take a tour along an underwater nature trail with the help of a water scooter and goggle at the kelp forests, coral reefs and all kinds of marine life.

How to get there

How to get to and around Coogee

The nearest airport is in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), located 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from the city centre.

Family friendly

Family fun near Coogee holiday rentals

Coogee is close to many of Sydney’s most exciting family attractions. Holiday homes can be found near places like Sydney Harbour Bridge, a steel bridge with a world-famous lookout point and bridge stairs to the top, and SEA LIE Sydney Aquarium, a large aquarium with glass viewing tunnels with Australia’s native marine life. Kids will also like the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, a unique zoo with native species in walkthrough habitats and feeding demonstrations.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Coogee holiday homes

Couples looking for romance can enjoy memorable experiences near Coogee holiday rentals. The Sydney Opera House, an iconic arts centre with opera, theatre, music and dance performances, and Darling Harbour, a leisure complex with major attractions and events, are 2 of the top highlights. You’ll also like the Royal Botanic Gardens, an oasis of wildlife and gardens in glasshouses.

Where to stay near Coogee?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,883 holiday rentals near Coogee. From 832 Houses to 1,832 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Coogee for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Coogee?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Coogee:

  • Sydney CBD: 2,058 holiday homes
  • Balmoral: 141 holiday homes
  • Chatswood CBD: 58 holiday homes
  • Collaroy Beach: 30 holiday homes
  • Strawberry Hills: 209 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Coogee?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Coogee. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Darling Harbour: 1,409 holiday rentals
  • Australia Square: 3,813 holiday rentals
  • Market City: 3,714 holiday rentals
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1,363 holiday rentals
  • Coogee Beach: 3,518 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Coogee listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Coogee?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 832 Houses in Coogee. Our other popular types of Coogee holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,832 holiday houses
  • Villas: 13 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 23 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Coogee?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 716 holiday homes with pool available in Coogee. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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