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Relaxing holiday homes to rent near Kirra

Kirra is a desirable holiday and surfing destination in the town of Coolangatta on the Gold Coast with premier surf breaks and a long stretch of beach where you can unwind. Holiday homes to rent in Kirra are near attractions from restaurants to beach hangouts that you can enjoy on your retreat. This beach-side suburb is small, but it’s popular for the right reasons. All types of travellers including families, groups, couples and individuals make Kirra their holiday destination.


Activities and attractions in Kirra

Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Kirra has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sea World (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Balter Brewing Company (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Palm Beach Pirate Treasure Island Playground (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Mallawa Drive Sports Complex (6 mi / 9.6 km)
Day trips

Explore day trips from Kirra holiday homes

Kirra is near many popular destinations that are only a day trip from holiday homes. Nature lovers and adventure seekers alike enjoy Tamborine Mountain. Whether you’re heading out to explore deep in the caves or feel the spray of a waterfall, there’s an immense amount of natural beauty to behold here. Close to Kirra is the Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast where you can spend the day seeing native and exotic animals in well-maintained habitats. Many travellers plan for a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, which allows you to sail or cruise out to the incredible natural wonder for all of its tropical and colourful marine life. For metropolitan nightlife not far from Kirra, you could head north to Brisbane. While there, you could also enjoy the cultural and recreational opportunities of the South Bank.


Seasonal weather in Kirra

Travellers enjoy Kirra for its surfing. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kirra

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Kirra. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Surfers Paradise Beach (12.8 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Kirra Beach (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Coolangatta Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Bilinga Beach (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Greenmount Beach (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Snapper Rocks (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Kirra

Fly into Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), the closest airport, located 1 mi (1.6 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Getting to and from Kirra holiday rentals

Kirra has much to offer travellers, and thankfully there are many ways to get to and around holiday rentals. While many international travellers fly into Brisbane, the Gold Coast Airport is a stone’s throw from Kirra. If you do come through Brisbane, you can find many methods of transport to get down to Kirra. The major highway system is ideal for taking a taxi, bus or car hire. You could also opt for a train, but it will take you only as far as the Gold Coast, and you would need a bus or other transport from there to Kirra. As you explore around Kirra, you might find it easiest to walk, but buses and car hires are also popular choices.

Restaurants and bars

Popular eateries in Kirra near holiday accommodation

Despite the relatively small size of the Coolangatta suburb of Kirra, you’ll have many great choices for food at local restaurants. If you’re in the mood for Thai food such as pad thai or a spicy khao soi, then Kirra has just the spot for you. Vietnamese food is also available if you are looking for an exceptional bowl of pho. On a hot summer’s day, a refreshing treat might be nice, and you can find homemade ice cream and gelato just off the beach. For a family-style dinner with contemporary and classic Greek choices, you can find a selection of Mediterranean restaurants. If you’re in the mood for a cold drink but want to stay close to your lawn chair and beach umbrella, there are beachside restaurants to provide you with exactly what you need.

Essential info

Key facts for enjoying holiday rentals in Kirra

As you look into booking holiday rentals in Kirra, you’ll want to know some key facts to get the most out of your stay. Kirra is in Coolangatta right on the border of Queensland and New South Wales. Most people holiday here for the surf, sandy beaches, scenic paths and coastal views. In fact, the surf breaks are internationally recognised as some of the best. The climate is fantastic, with an average of over 300 days of sunshine per year and summer temperatures that range between 20°C and 28°C. The winter is also pleasant, as the average temperature hovers around 15°C. Kirra offers easy transport around the beach and popular night spots. If emergency medical services are needed, a major hospital is nearby in Gold Coast, and the emergency phone number is 000. While Kirra is considered a safe holiday destination, it’s recommended that you be conscious of how you store your valuables on the beach.

Where to stay near Kirra?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 142 holiday rentals near Kirra. From 12 Houses to 121 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kirra for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Kirra Beach: 2,540 holiday rentals
  • Kirra Hill Community Center: 2,537 holiday rentals
  • Border Park Raceway: 2,544 holiday rentals
  • Gold Coast Skydive: 2,539 holiday rentals
  • Surfers Paradise Beach: 2,406 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kirra 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 Kirra?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 12 Houses in Kirra. Our other popular types of Kirra holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 121 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 3 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 3 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 Kirra?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 87 holiday homes with pool available in Kirra. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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