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With mild weather all year Coogee Beach is a popular destination no matter the season. This winter enjoy the crisp sunny mornings and quieter sand and explore this picturesque part of Sydney. The crystal clear water is perfect for swimming and water sports like surfing, snorkeling and stand-up paddle boarding. Past the golden sands, the green park areas are perfect for picnics and barbeques which lead up towards the historic ocean baths. The glamourous coastal lifestyle bustles just past the sand with a variety of boutiques, shops, cafes and restaurants. The surrounding cliffs form part of the iconic Bondi to Coogee coastal walk and is a gateway to some of the best views Sydney has to offer.
Tick off your Coogee Bucket List during your stay, things to do in Coogee this Winter:
Walk the coastline from Coogee to Bondi
Arguably Sydney’s most spectacular walk, the Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk is at your doorstep, and one to tick off your Bucket List. Beautiful year-round, the walk traverses 6km of picturesque coastal paths, and takes around an hour to complete. Breathe in the view, and explore the beaches, rock pools and parks along the way.
Unwind on Coogee Beach
With its golden sands and crystal clear water, Coogee Beach is not to be missed. During the cooler months it’s even more glorious, as sunny winter days offer crisp clear skies that reinvigorate. So, rug up – grab a coffee, and soak up the warm winter rays.
Take the plunge
Don’t let the cooler weather stop you from getting wet. Hire a steamer wetsuit from Pro Dive Coogee, and take part in a variety of leisurely water activities. Go surfing, hire a snorkel and discover the beauty that lies beneath at nearby Gordons Bay, swim with the friendly Blue Gropers at tranquil Clovelly Beach, or take a dip at the beautiful Wylie’s Baths ocean tidal pool.
Warm the body with yoga by the sea
Warm the body and mind during a class at The Living Room Yoga Studio, with its beautiful view straight out over the ocean. Or, take part in a yoga class at Wylie’s Baths overlooking the ocean pool. It’s the perfect activity to reenergise, at any time of day. Class timetables can be provided at Concierge.
Embrace Coogee café culture
Coogee village is filled with an eclectic mix of colourful cafes. Grab a sunny table overlooking the beach at Barzurra, or bathe in the sunshine at Little Jack Horner over coffee and lunch. By night, savour a glass of red wine or delicious cocktail, with good food and company at Oceans dining and drinks.
There’s nothing more captivating than spotting these majestic giants of the sea. Grab a picnic rug, snuggle over hot chocolates (or, a BYO bottle of red) and spot the whales on their annual pilgrimage north, each year from May.
Explore Centennial Park
For an experience to remember, explore Sydney’s Centennial Park by horse-back. Take in the magnificent views of the Sydney skyline and relish in the wonderful birdlife you will see along the way. No experience necessary as you will be guided through the parkland with an experienced instructor. Pony rides for kids are also available. Bookings are essential, check with the concierge for further details.
Visit The Spot
Take a 20-minute stroll or 5-minute drive to The Spot, for shopping, specialty stores and dining. Or catch a movie at the heritage Ritz Cinema, and marvel at the cool architecture of this Art Deco beauty.
Sydney on display
There is always a lively calendar of events in Sydney – just a short car or a one-stop bus ride away from Coogee. Jump on the bus 373 or 374 from outside the hotel, and head in for one of the many Sydney dates in the calendar. Or simply, enjoy Sydney’s beautiful icons including the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House and more.
Shop to your heart’s content
Fossick through Coogee village’s local boutique shops including the carefully curated homewares and fashion collection at Lived in Coogee, the eclectic wares at Black Boho just across the road, or San Sebastian on Coogee Bay Road with something for everyone. For serious retail therapy, Westfield Bondi Junction is only a short ride away, with 400 specialty stores, dining options and an Event Cinema complex.
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