The family to Coolangatta to wath the Coolangatta Gold, a sporting event that’s greatly anticipated all over Australia. Touted as one of the most difficult endurance races in surf sports, people get a lot of enjoyment from the mass display of superhuman strength and stamina. The Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold combines surf skiing, running, swimming, and paddle boarding in a 32.4 km short course.
Here’s a fun little fact about the Coolangatta Gold: This race was established due to the 1984 Australian film “The Coolangatta Gold.” It did poorly in the box office, but fortunately, it gave birth to one of the most thrilling races in the world.
But aside from the display of incredible athleticism, the crowd is also treated to various side attractions. If your family isn’t keen on “moving” along with the race, there are other things you can do to while away time and have fun as you wait for the athletes to return.
For the kids, there are game and entertainment centres to visit. But if you don’t want them cooped inside, the family can rent bikes and explore the beach town together; make a stop at Captain Kooke Memorial and Lighthouse for a spectacular view of the beach and even a brief history lesson. Or have the kids try the surf sports that Coolangatta is known for – there are three popular surf schools in the area and the kids may even see the competition while they’re getting surfing lessons.
If your children can manage on their own or if they have an adult supervising their chosen activities, you and your spouse and sneak off for a bit and get some much needed R&R. There are spas and massage centres in town that will undo the tension knots created by your responsibilities as parents and your careers. For an hour or so, you can just relax and reinvigorate your body.
Afterwards, the family can visit some of the famous dining destinations, which are along the course of the race.
There are still so many other things your family can do for the Coolangatta Gold weekend so, make sure to complete your family quality time/holiday plans and book a beachfront accommodation now.