What to see and where to camp in Kirra, Queensland

Camp at Kirra, Qld

If you are keen to camp in Kirra, Queensland, here’s where we stopped for our first night on our lap of Australia! Plus having grown up on the Tweed – and visiting my folks here several times a year – we let you in on local tips!

Where we stayed

The closest camp to Coolangatta Beach is Kirra Beach Tourist Park. Of course, Kirra has its own beach – a great big one that has different names all the way to Tugun! Yes, the caravan park is pet friendly, has loads of fun for kids with jumping pillow, playground and swimming pool.

There are more caravan parks around Tweed Heads, NSW. Find all of them in the CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App and guides.

What to see and do

Swim, surf …
Good news is, you are never far away from the beach in Kirra. Use the patrolled beach opposite the surf club. Remember – when you eat at a “surfy” your money helps people stay safe on the beach.


We haven’t checked out the brand new pub yet – or dined at the Siblings opposite. We’ve heard Siblings is excellent – I’m keen to see what they’ve done with my old workplace – Kirra Pizza Hut. Waitressing during uni breaks, you looked right out to the beach. Great for customers, too!

For breakfast, we sometimes walk to Cafe All Sorts – they have an eclectic menu. Quesadilla or Rueben Scrambled, anyone? All-day stacks, bowls and savoury mince? Yum! There are a whole street of cafes to choose from. When you are done there, walk around to Coolangatta offerings!

Check out the koalas and public art

They are hard to miss – kids will love reading their names and the photo opportunities.

Visit the Memorial

Read the story of the Coolangatta Shipwreck, near the roundabout.

Eagle at Kirra Hill

Last time I visited, the huge eagle looking down off Kirra Hill was away for repairs. There is a lovely picnic area at the lookout. Dad used to take all my fam up for a bucket of chicken in the car feed! I also read this month that you can do Zumba classes up here, at the old school. The path up is great fitness, too!


Choose the foreshore path or the beach – I love walking all the way to Elephant Rock and back. Alternatively turn south and walk around the base of Kirra Hill past the pavilion, (there’s a wide path overlooking the beach) all the way to Point Danger.You can follow Coolangatta Beach to Greenmount, through Rainbow Bay and around the point at Snapper Rocks, past Froggy Beach up to the top! Just a stroll onto the Kirra Groyne is another top spot to check out the surf or surfers.

Retail Fun

You are on the Gold Coast, and this little pocket of shops are fun. I love op shopping in Coolangatta- Tweed – and have my favourite stores, too!


Finally, book in for a massage! There are loads of options.

Go hinterland
Not far away is Currumbin Rock Pools and further up, Cougal Cascades in the southern section of Springbrook National Park. If you love waterfalls, rock hopping and wild swimming make a day for it and pack a picnic. (Definitely don’t bring a van or large vehicle – parking is tight.)

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