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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Rainbow Bay, Queensland, Australia your home away from home

Rainbow Bay is near Coolangatta, right on the border between Queensland and New South Wales. This peaceful holiday resort is the Gateway to the Gold Coast with beautiful beaches and a host of theme park attractions.

Things to Do in Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast

Rainbow Bay is one of the few north-facing beaches on the Gold Coast. It is naturally sheltered between the outcrops of Snapper Rocks and Greenmount Headland, making it ideal for swimming in the gentle surf. Go snorkeling, wind surfing, fishing or take leisurely walks along the water’s edge. Nearby, Snapper Rocks Beach is home to the world-famous Super Bank, the longest and most consistent hollow wave for surfing. Many pro-surfing events take place throughout the year and are great to watch. From May to October visitors staying in Rainbow Bay holiday apartments can take a whale watching trip to see these huge creatures as they migrate along the coast.

Places to Visit Around Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast

Take a walk up the grassy hill to Point Danger overlooking Rainbow Bay. It was named by Captain Cook as he sailed north along this coast in 1770. It is the site of the Captain Cook Memorial Lighthouse, the first lighthouse in the world to experiment with laser technology. The Surf Club Deck for drinks, lunch or dinner is a must-do from your Rainbow Bay holiday apartment. Nearby Coolangatta has a small shopping centre and several lawn bowls clubs. For families, a day at Wet n’Wild at Coolangatta is great way to cool off, or visit the Gold Coast SeaWorld near Surfers Paradise, about 30 km north of your Rainbow Bay holiday rental.

Weather in Rainbow Bay, Queensland

Rainbow Bay holiday apartments enjoy a sub-tropical climate. For much of the year the area enjoys high temperatures with some humidity, and temperatures average 29°C (85°F) in January. Winters are warm and pleasant averaging around 21°C (70°F) from June through August. The rainy season is from December to March although the area can have tropical showers at any time.

Travel to Rainbow Bay, Queensland

Rainbow Beach holiday rentals are served by Brisbane (BNE) Airport which has both domestic and international flights carrying over 20 million passengers per year. The main airlines using Brisbane Airport are Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Virgin and Jetstar Airways making it very easy to book longhaul flights. Brisbane Airport is also the hub for the domestic Tiger Airways for visitors wanting to make connecting flights from other parts of Australia. Rainbow Bay is about 111 km south of Brisbane Airport and is easy to reach by car along the M1. There is also a domestic airport, the Gold Coast Airport (OOL), just outside Coolangatta for those wanting to book connecting flights from Sydney, Cairns, Perth, Melbourne or Adelaide.

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Wonderful Location 24/01/18

5 of 5
Tina's Beach House is a lovely place to have your perfect holiday long or short, the apartment was well presented catering for all your needs, perfect location great views from your living room , magnificent beach meters away, My wife and I were very pleased and what a lovely surprise to welcome you as you walk in, Thanks Tina really enjoyed our 4 day stay
  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2018

A great place to stay

4 of 5
A nice clean apartment with everything you need. Karen is great to deal with and very accomodating. Very quiet and private but still has fantastic access to the pool area. The pool is perfect for kids of all ages.
  • Review Submitted: Feb 05, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2018