What to do in Coolangatta when it's raining | Ocean Plaza Resort

What to do in Coolangatta when it’s raining

Summer in the sunshine state can sometimes mean storms and sudden downpours. January to March are some of the rainiest months here on the Southern Gold Coast, so it’s best to have a few ideas up your sleeve if the weather puts a dampener on your holiday plans.

At Ocean Plaza Resort there’s more than enough onsite and local activities and facilities that will keep you and your family entertained. Here’s our top five picks of what to do in Coolangatta when it’s raining.

  1. Go Tenpin Bowling

Lace up those shoes and start practicing that swing! Tenpin is a perennial wet weather favourite for the whole family. Check out the lanes at Coolangatta Tweed Tenpin, which is conveniently located a short walk or drive from Ocean Plaza Resort at 55 Wharf St Tweed Heads. Open seven days a week!

  1. Treat yourself to a massage

Sneak away to enjoy a massage! We highly recommend Yan’s Asian Massage, just across the street from our lobby. This family-owned business is an Ocean Plaza Resort favourite. Call them to book on (07) 5599 1100.

  1. Go rock climbing

Feeling adventurous? You can still climb mountains when it’s raining outside at Paramount’s Indoor Rock Climbing gym at Burleigh Heads. With 850 square metres wall space there’s plenty of challenges for both experienced climbers and beginners. Kids five years and older can join in too!

  1. Stay in and enjoy a movie

All self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments at Ocean Plaza Resort feature flat screen televisions, Foxtel and DVD players. And, with a fully equipped kitchen you don’t need to go anywhere for your snacks – simply microwave up some popcorn and enjoy the luxury of downtime in your affordable Coolangatta accommodation.

  1. Work it out

At Ocean Plaza Resort we’re all about convenience. That’s why we have a huge range of recreational facilities onsite – you can work out and have fun without even leaving the building. Fitness fans will love our huge gym with brand new state of the art equipment. And, once the rain clears up, the whole family will love our heated pool, spa, full size tennis courts and golf driving nets.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our valued guests!

At Ocean Plaza Resort HQ we’re gearing up for another amazing year ahead. Our location in the heart of Coolangatta means we book out quickly for some of Cooly’s best annual events: the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, the Cooly Classic Ocean Swim, Cooly Rocks On – just to name a few – so book early this year to secure your spot.

When you stay with us you’ll experience the best the Southern Gold Coast has to offer. Each of our spacious apartments boast sweeping ocean views and feature quality furnishings and fittings. Enjoy the home away from home comfort of private bedroom spaces, full sized bathrooms, kitchens and in-house laundry.

Our large self-contained facilities are popular with groups and families. See what some of our recent guests have to say about Ocean Plaza Resort:

Lovely pre-Christmas holiday

“We have just had six nights at Ocean Plaza and wish we could have had more. We were on the 12th floor and had beautiful views. We had a 2 bedroom apartment and it was very clean and spacious and had everything we needed. It’s in such a good position with shops underneath and restaurants so close. Will definitely stay there again.” 414janh

Family reunion

“Our family had 2 x 3 bedroom apartments on the 21st floor for our “family Christmas” celebration. Our family flew and drove in from everywhere for a 4 day weekend. The facilities were fantastic, the view amazing, the rooms very clean and the staff were very friendly with nothing being a problem for them. The location for restaurants, the beach and shopping was perfect. This was the second time we have stayed at the Ocean Plaza and will again next year.” BruceDeb123

Best holiday ever

“10 friends had a reunion here and our four apartments were first class. With fantastic views from all units we loved the great scenery. We all have travelled to many parts of the world and all agreed that this setup was equal to any of our other travels. Spacious living quarters and a well set up kitchen. The staff were welcoming and politely carried out any of our requests. We all agreed we would definitely return and that’s the best recommendation you could have. Thank you for our four day stay. Leanne J

Whether you’re a family, group of friends or an individual we have the perfect accommodation option to suit you. We can’t wait to see you in 2015, so book now using the form on the right or call us on (07) 5536 9999!


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