Things to do in Coolangatta while you’re at Cooly Rocks On

We know that one of the reasons our fans love Cooly Rocks On so much is because of the many surprise and delights experienced while exploring the festival precinct in between the festival program. So, we’ve gathered a list of some of our favourite things to do and places to visit in Coolangatta while you’re at Cooly Rocks On.


After a delicious woodfired pizza at Francie’s Pizzeria, scurry your blue suede shoes down to the Elvis Precinct and dib the best spot to witness your favourite Headliner Elvis Tribute Artist live as they bask in the lights through a show-stopping Elvis Feature Show.

Shop 2/102 Griffith Street, Coolangatta QLD


Compliment your stroll through the Shannons Show ‘N’ Shine with a pitstop to 4 Pines X Boardriders Coolangatta. With their coffee steaming and bacon crackling from the early hours to their mouth-watering burgers and taps flowing with their very own unique and innovative brews from their in-house Smart Brew Kit, 4 Pines X Boardriders Coolangatta is the perfect place to fill up during Cooly Rocks On.

The Strand, 28/72 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225


Slow-cooked ribs and premium steaks basted in a secret sauce? We dig it! After watching the Beatniks Kustom Car Club assemble a traditional styled Hot Rod Rolling Chassis live in Cooly Rocks On’s newest addition, Kustomville, top your day off with Bondi Grill’e. Serviced by passionate chefs and great staff, enjoy succulent food and cocktails at Coolangatta’s favourite steakhouse.

5/110 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225


Looking for some good old-fashion family fun while at Cooly Rocks On? Head to Timezone Coolangatta and make your way through their arcade featuring over 200 games. From the Beat Saber and Karaoke to Bowling and dodgem cars, there’s something to do for everyone.

The Strand, 72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225


Eager to witness the thrill of the Miss Rockabilly Pageant? Before you go, fire up and get the Rock ‘N’ Roll flowing at Eddie’s Grub House, Coolangatta’s dive bar of whisky, burgers, beer, and mayhem. Eddie’s is the coolest catch, setting your Cooly Rocks On experience up in a moody dim-lit interior that would intrigue any cat.

171 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, 4225 QLD


Scoop up some delicious old school classics from Gelatissimo Coolangatta. From Belgian Choc Marble Seashells to Boysenberry Swirl, enjoy award-winning gelato made fresh in-store as you shop memorabilia, retro goods, and vintage finds at Cooly Rocks On’s Markets.

Shop 10, Reflection Tower 2, 110 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225


Looking for a place to cool it after heating up the dance floor at Cooly Rocks On’s Dance Workshops? Swing on in to Radici Pasta House Italia and take a bite of Coolangatta’s piece of Italy while enjoying the finest French, Italian, Spanish, and regional Australian drips. Serving culinary culture and the ancient Italian traditions of fresh-made pasta and great experiences, the family at Radici go back to their Roman roots to give you the best pasta experience in a casual setting.

2/99 Griffith St, Coolangatta QLD 4225

BIN 72

After watching the Miss Cooly Rocks On Pageant, end your night in style with a Bin 72 signature espresso martini. Poised in the memories of the pageant’s glamour, fashion and talent, indulge in their irresistible menu of fine wines, cocktails and tapas, including karaage chicken stuffed bao buns and prawn-stuffed zucchini flower share plates.

The Strand, 121/72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225


Stay in the loop

Subscribe and stay up-to-date with news, announcements and information regarding the Cooly Rocks On.