Top 10 things to do in Coolangatta this winter | Ocean Plaza Resort

Top 10 things to do in Coolangatta in winter and a special VIP offer

Top 10 things to do in Coolangatta, whale watching

Accommodation special offer

Our special offer this month is thank you to all those guests who regularly choose us when booking accommodation in Coolangatta. We’re grateful you love our luxury, spacious apartments and amazing location as much as us, so for all returning guests we’re offering $10 off a night when you stay with us. This exclusive special will be open until 27 June – book online today and quote ‘VIP rate’ to claim your offer.

Top 10 things to do in Coolangatta in winter

We love winter in Coolangatta – the sunshine filled days are perfect for exploring our beautiful surroundings while our mild nights are just right for a night time stroll, or staying in under a blanket.

Here’s your list of top 10 things to do when you stay at Ocean Plaza Resort this winter.

1. Whale watching

June means whale watching season is here and this is without a doubt an experience not to be missed! With our sweeping views of the coastline you may be lucky enough to see migrating whales from your balcony at Ocean Plaza Resort. But we recommend getting up close and personal with a whale watching tour. We’ve partnered with Coolangatta Whale Watch to offer you a bonus free shuttle pick up when you stay with us.

Coolangatta Whale Watch will take you on a spectacular three-hour tour with a 100% guarantee of whale sightings. You might also be lucky enough to see some dolphins and turtles!

2. Learn to surf

Too chilly to swim? Pull on a wet suit to protect you from the chill and learn how to surf instead! Coolangatta Learn to Surf is located at Greenmount Beach and Rainbow Bay and offers lessons for all ages and experience levels. Their group lessons are $45 for two hours and includes hire of Billabong wet suits. They also offer stand up paddle boarding lessons!

3. Have breakfast in bed

Brekkie in bed at any time is special, but it feels even more luxurious in winter, snuggled under the covers. Take the time to relax in your spacious self-contained apartment at Ocean Plaza Resort. We offer full sized gourmet kitchens so you can cook up a feast, put your feet up and take in our almost panoramic views of the southern Gold Coast.

4. Enjoy shopping and movies at Showcase on the Beach

When the weather turns a little sour go inside for entertainment. Ocean Plaza Resort is attached to Showcase on the Beach, which offers 50 speciality stores and a six-screen Event cinema. The centre is currently undergoing a $60 million redevelopment and will soon be renamed as The Strand. Despite the work under way it’s still open to customers.

5. Check out the Gold Coast Marathon

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Cheer on the competitors in the Gold Coast marathon

Run in the Gold Coast marathon or simply cheer on the competitors. With several different race events ranging from a 2km junior dash all the way through to the full 42km marathon there’s sure to be something that suits you. The event is held from 5-6 July.

6. Watch the sunrise

First light in summer can start well before 5am! The winter sun treats us all to a sleep in – catch first light at about 6am with the full sun making its appearance at about 6.30am. Grab your camera and head out onto the beach to take in one of nature’s most spectacular daily shows, or simply relax on your balcony in the heart of Cooly with a coffee in hand.

7. Go fishing

Too cold to be in the water? Settle for being on it instead, and take a fishing charter. Down Under Charters offers deep-sea fishing charters that depart from Tweed Heads.

8. Dig into O-Sushi’s winter specials

Twice voted as Queensland’s favourite Japanese, Coolangatta’s O-Sushi restaurant never disappoints. Just next door to us at Ocean Plaza Resort, it’s the perfect location for a dinner or lunch and their winter specials are now available! Don’t go past the traditional Japanese winter soup – the Ishikari Nabe with ocean trout, prawn dumplings, shitake mushrooms and vegetables all cooked in a white and red miso broth…yum!

9. Get into state vs state

It’s that time of year: State of Origin! Despite being so close to the border we’re firmly in Queensland territory here at Ocean Plaza Resort. Pull on your maroon or blue and watch game two on June 18 in your self-contained apartment or head down to one of the bars and pubs in Coolangatta to see it on a big screen.

10. Pamper yourself

Winter winds can be harsh on your skin. You’re on holiday, so pamper yourself with a manicure! Vibe Hair and Beauty is located in Showcase on the Beach, which is attached to Ocean Plaza Resort, so you won’t have to go far to treat yourself!

Whether you want your winter holiday to be relaxing or action packed we’ve got you covered. Our accommodation is located in the heart of Coolangatta and features private, self-contained apartments, heated pool and spa, a gym, two tennis courts and even a golf driving range. Book online now – returning customers remember to quote ‘VIP rate’ in the promotion code box for $10 off a night this month!


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