Guide to Winter School Holidays on the Gold Coast - The Strand at Coolangatta
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Guide to Winter School Holidays on the Gold Coast

Guide to Winter School Holidays on the Gold Coast

on 22 May 2018 in Family

While a highly popular summer destination, the Gold Coast can also be a wonderful place to visit in winter. The beautiful beaches, walkways, and top-notch shopping and dining will surely leave you wanting more. From catching a flick and incredible shows to exploring the magical Hinterland, keep reading to learn all the amazing things you can do on the Gold Coast these winter school holidays.  

1. Birch, Carroll & Coyle Cinema


Winter is the perfect season for movies — because it’s a bit colder outside, you don't feel guilty when you’re enjoying a flick indoors! Birch Carroll & Coyle Coolangatta Cinemas is a huge complex with a seating capacity of over 1,000 people. It screens the latest movies and has 3D capability — perfect for action or superhero movies. And if you’re thinking of celebrating a birthday with a party, Birch Carroll & Coyle Coolangatta offers great value discounts for larger groups.


2. Visit Coolangatta


Coolangatta sits in the southern part of the Gold Coast, and it’s as beautiful as you can imagine. The beach has a stunning view of Surfers Paradise skyline, and there are plenty of scenic walks you can take in its surroundings. And while you’re there, don’t forget to visit The Strand Coolangatta — where you’ll find incredible shopping (including one-of-a-kind boutique shops), great entertainment, tantalising food and drinks, and lots of attractions.


3. Timezone

Timezone Coolangatta is the perfect spot for all your entertainment needs! Featuring six bowling lanes, dodgem cars, laser skirmish, and 200 other popular games and latest attractions. Timezone Coolangatta is the perfect venue for kids parties, team buildings events, and more. And the best part is, there are plenty of packages to choose from to suit all budgets and needs.

4. iFly Indoor Skydiving

Does your child dream of being a superhero? Head to iFly Indoor Skydiving and enjoy the incredible sensation of flying. The flight chamber provides a stable stream of air that lifts you off the ground, and provides the incredible sensation of soaring through the skies. It’s safe, reliable, and controlled, which makes it the perfect activity to do as a family.  

5. Australian Outback Spectacular Gold Coast

Book your ticket to the most Australian show you’ll even find these winter school holidays and have the time of your life! The Australian Outback Spectacular is a dinner show which gives you a glimpse of the talented people and animals that thrive in the Australian Outback. This entertaining show will provide an evening full of surprises — from incredible horse-riding demonstrations with skilled riders, working dogs, circus stunts, and music; to a delicious 3-course dinner accompanied by wine, beer and soft drinks. And to top it off, the show also features a 52-piece orchestra, in charge of performing popular country songs. A perfect outback experience right on the Gold Coast!


6. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Take the kids to spend quality time with Australia's native animals at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Home to more than 1,400 animals, get up close with kangaroos, koalas, wombats, echidnas, and many reptiles that live in natural-style bush and rainforest habitats.

After admiring the animals, make sure you leave time to explore the stunning 5-acre forest of the Lost Valley and see unique flora and wildlife such as lemurs and red pandas in their natural habitat. Your ticket includes admission to the park plus daily keeper presentations and animal shows. Some of the latter include taking a closer look at the critters, including lorikeet feeds that take place twice per day, free flight bird shows, and reptile shows.

7. Gold Coast SkyPoint Observation Deck

Marvel at the beauty of the Gold Coast and its skyline from the top of SkyPoint — the only coastal observation deck in Australia. The elevator will take you all the way up to the 77th floor of the tower in 43 seconds — one of the fastest elevators in the world! Once you’re up, all you need to do is take in the panoramic vistas of the ocean, the city, and the hinterland. You can also book a high-tea if you would like a top-notch experience.

8. Explore the Hinterland


Getaway from the beaches and visit the oasis of greenery in the Hinterland. Located only 45-minutes from the Gold Coast, you’ll be able to witness incredible caves, waterfalls and wineries. Winter can be the perfect time for a nice walk to explore the natural scenery.


The Gold Coast has so much to offer to visitors and residents alike. So if you’re planning to head this way for the winter school holidays, make sure you plan ahead and tick fun experience off your list, so you can get the most out of your time off.


Check out what’s on at The Strand Coolangatta before your winter visit to the Gold Coast. There’s plenty of entertainment to keep the family entertained, and a wide range of dining options to suit everyone. Get in touch with us today on 07 5506 5300.