Exploring Sporting Activities Around Coolangatta & The Gold Coast
Coolangatta and the Gold Coast offer the best of both worlds - a picturesque place to set down roots and an ultimate playground. There are white sandy beaches that stretch for miles and bushwalks that simultaneously show off the best of the rainforest and the ocean.
The vast open spaces make the Gold Coast and Coolangatta the perfect host for endless varieties of sporting activities. No matter the sport you love or the activity you’re dying to try, there will be someplace in Coolangatta or on the Gold Coast that can help you out.
The Gold Coast and surfing go hand in hand. There’s easy access to the beaches, pure ocean water and of course, good waves. If you’ve never surfed before, there are plenty of places along the waterfront that offer surfing lessons. Schools like Go Ride a Wave operate daily
. Professional instructors take students through basic safety requirements and techniques. In no time people will be up on their board enjoying the Gold Coast surf.
The vast amount of beaches
from Main Beach and Surfers Paradise to Miami Beach and Kurrawa Beach- just to name a few- mean there is no shortage of places to enjoy the water. And once you get to the beach, the possibilities for activities are limitless.
Residents and tourists looking for a relaxing exercise can take a swim in the surf while those looking for adventure can go kayaking or stand up paddle boarding. Stand up paddle boarding is actually a great way to make use of the many calmer canals and creeks throughout the region. All Coast Paddle Board Hire are located on the foreshore of Tallebudgera Creek. Qualified instructors will provide a quick briefing before you can paddle out on the water.
Just because Coolangatta and the Gold Coast are known for their beaches doesn’t mean that there aren’t other activities to try. The Nerang State Forest and the mountain bike trails have recently been built and redeveloped. The mountain bike trails are used by over 16,000 riders each year. Interested parties can hire mountain bikes and experience the exhilarating activity. From biking over rocks and running water, mountain biking is a great sporting activity.
Another great sporting activity to enjoy is that of paintball. Gold Coast Indoor Paintball
is the ultimate heart-pumping activity. Unleash your inner commando with 200, 400, 700, 900 or even 1400 paintballs. A day spent playing paintball allows you to feel an intense rush. Decked out with professional paintball guns, anti-fog masks, pants and pod packs, paintball is the ultimate activity for burning off energy.
Something a little slower paced, but just as fun, is a walk through the Burleigh Heads National Park. For 27 hectares the forest grows up and over the headland and then suddenly the ocean can be visible from both directions. Walking through the park is a picturesque and slow paced workout.
Rainy day activities
Occasionally the rain does pay visit to its distant acquaintances Coolangatta and the Gold Coast. However, the presence of rain doesn’t put a stop to all activities. Gamers can get their share of fun at Timezone. Boasting 3000 square metres of non stop gaming fun, Timezone mixes video games and bowling lanes with laser skirmish and sporting games. When the rain calls, Timezone is the perfect place to participate in active fun.
Go karting is also an activity on offer. Slideways Go Karting is a European style indoor go karting track
. In fact, the track surface is so unique that it is unlike any other in the Southern Hemisphere. The track caters for all levels of experience, making it a family friendly activity.
Another great rainy day spot is Holoverse, the world’s first hologram centre open to visitors
. What makes Holoverse so great is the fact that it doesn’t require passive observation. Individuals actively try to solve problems or beat levels to accrue points. The experience is much like being in a video game, except you’re actually moving your own body, cutting through walls or harvesting fruit in order to beat levels.
The Gold Coast and Coolangatta have a lot to offer- no matter the weather. When the sun is shining, why not enjoy the white sandy beaches and crystal clear water? If the water isn’t for you, perhaps a walk through the Burleigh Heads National Park is the way to go.
In most cities, residents and tourists alike will find themselves ducking for cover when it starts raining. Yet in the Gold Coast and Coolangatta, life still goes on. Individuals can remain active through a trip to the local go karting track or even by getting involved with the vast array of activities on offer in Timezone.
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