6 Things to Do in Coolangatta This Winter
So many people think that all there is to the Gold Coast is sand, sun, and surf. But when the sun isn’t shining there’s no need to stay put the whole day. Get the family out and about, and create some fun family memories. If you’re stuck for ideas, here are six things to do this winter that everyone can enjoy.
The biggest family entertainment centre in Australia, there are thousands of square metres of games, rides and attractions. The kids will definitely have a field day here, and don’t discount the fun you’ll have either. There’s laser skirmish, bumper cars and much more. Plus, there are kid’s rides for the little ones or bowling for the bigger kids (you included). While there is no entry fee, a package is the best option to cover the cost of the games and rides. If you’re looking for something the whole family can enjoy, Laser Skirmish is your game.
2. High tea delights
It may seem like an occasional treat, and slightly over the top for everyday tea but when you’re on holiday – or just deserve a break – indulge a little. Passiontree Velvet offers a decadent high tea for an affordable price. The best part is you can take the kids along with a kid-friendly high tea package, the Teddy Bears Picnic. While you enjoy your delicious tea, French macarons, scones and chocolates, your little companion will be spoilt with sandwiches, biscuits, and either a juice or a babyccino. Plus, there’s a beautiful view of the ocean, which regardless of the weather outside is still a delight.
3. Watch the whales
Just a 20-minute boat ride to the open ocean, you’re guaranteed to spot whales with unobstructed views on the Coolangatta Whale Watch tour. It’s a three-hour cruise with only 45 other passengers, complimentary morning tea and lunch provided plus a professional photographer on board to capture the memories. Just remember to pack a warm jacket to cope with the wind and if it’s sunny out, make sure you have sun cream on. It may be a tad cold out but the sun’s still shining and nature is calling.
4. Enjoy a movie
Featuring all the latest movies, Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinema at The Strand is the best place to relax on a rainy day or escape the sun during those dreaded midday hours. The trouble may be finding one single movie that the whole family wants to enjoy but with six cinemas, that may not even be a problem. The best thing, if you have a baby with you, there’s no need to miss out with dedicated “Bring Your Baby” sessions, ideal for busy parents needing some relaxation time.
5. Pancakes galore
A family-friendly diner, Pancake Diner will take you back in time to Coolangatta’s retro days. Casual dining at its finest, there are options for the whole family no matter how large or small the group is. And don’t worry, it’s not just pancakes on the menu. There are meat options, plenty of salads, and the servings are so generous, you definitely won’t go hungry.
6. Get moving
The Gold Coast Marathon isn’t just for the fittest among us. There are options for juniors a 5.7km challenge, a fun-run, the half marathon and the full marathon. Completing a marathon in one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations is definitely a treat. Join more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities and enjoy views of the beaches and broadwater as you get your heart pumping in the fresh air.