Staying at the Coogee Sands Hotel will put you in close proximity to all the action whatever your sporting preference. Rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules football, soccer, cricket, golf, walking, diving, swimming, and surfing are all here or within a 10 minute driving distance. Coogee Oval is home to the Randwick Rugby Union Club in Winter, and Randwick-Petersham Cricket Club in Summer.
Within 5 minute walking distance from the hotel, you will find Coogee tennis courts and Coogee lawn bowls Club and two gyms. If you love horse riding, the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre is a world-class facility.
THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon and covered in over one million white granite tiles imported from Sweden, the sail-like roofed house was completed in 1973, fourteen years in the building and A$95 million over budget. An argument made Utzon resign in the late 1960s, but his original design ideas are now at last being implemented. A centre for the Arts, the Sydney Opera House is home to Opera Australia, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and the Sydney Theatre Company and is now one of the most famous buildings in the world.
THE HARBOUR BRIDGE
The Sydney Harbour Bridge, also affectionately known as the 'Coat hanger', was opened on March 19th 1932 by Premier Jack Lang, after six years of construction. Made of steel the bridge contains 6 million hand driven rivets. The surface area that requires painting is equal to about the surface area of 60 sports fields. The Bridge has huge hinges to absorb the expansion caused by the hot Sydney sun. You will see them on either side of the bridge at the footings of the Pylons .Its total length including approach spans is 1149 metres and its arch span is 503 metres. The top of the arch is 134 metres above sea level and the clearance for shipping under the deck is a spacious 49 metres. The total steelwork weighs 52,800 tonnes, including 39,000 tonnes in the arch. Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world's largest steel arch bridge, and, in its beautiful harbour location, has become a renowned international symbol of Australia.
Sydney Tower (also known as the Sydney Tower Eye) is Sydney's tallest free-standing structure, and the second tallest in Australia. It is also the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. The tower stands 305 m (1,001 ft.) above the Sydney CBD, being located at 100 Market Street, between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets. It is accessible from the Pitt Street Mall, and sits upon Centrepoint an office and shopping centre development. The tower is open to the public, and is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the city, being visible from a number of vantage points throughout town and from adjoining suburbs. Public access to the tower began in August 1981.
Now that entry to Luna Park is free, come on down and have a wander around one of Sydney's favourite icons. Soak up the atmosphere and the fantastic views while the kids enjoy the rides and games, or have a go yourself and relive your childhood. Step back in time at Coney Island, test your driving skills on the Dodgem cars, see what's happening in The Big Top or just sit back on the Ferris Wheel and make the most of the bird's eye view.
This is the oldest and most historic area of Sydney. Named after its rough terrain, it survived for nearly two centuries as Sydney’s main working class area. Amongst the warren of lanes and pebbled streets there is plenty to see and do, including Susannah Place, The Garrison Gallery, The Military Museum, and Cadman’s Cottage. The Museum of Contemporary Art and the S H Erwin Gallery and the nearby Sydney Observatory offer something a little more "contemporary". If you have had enough history, there is always an endless array of restaurants, pubs, shops and a weekend craft market.
QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING
Built in 1889 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee, the QVB is a history lesson and shopping experience rolled into one. Designed to resemble a Byzantine palace, marvel at the central copper dome and the glass roof, take note of the original floor tiles and cast iron circular staircase and then you could even think about doing some shopping. With over 200 stores there is something for everyone, particularly if you are in search of a designer label or two. Fashion, art, antiques, gifts, souvenirs, jewellery, cafes, this is a shopaholics paradise.
Coogee Beach is a great beach with calm surf and is family-friendly. The promenade area has restored historic buildings and nurtured parklands. Most of the facilities are located at mid-beach with showers, change rooms and toilets near the Arden Street bus stop. Upmarket restaurants now jostle with fish and chip shops and an increasing number of boutiques. As the beach curves south, the park leads into Grant Reserve, which has an enclosed lawn and a children's playground. A path veers off towards the most controversial feature of the area, the women's pool. Next door is Wylies Baths, an ocean pool with a grand wooden platform, which is a good length for lap swimming.
COOGEE TO BONDI COASTAL WALK
A cliff top coastal walk, the Coogee to Bondi walk extends for six km in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The walk features stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. The beaches and parks offer a place to rest, swim or a chance to eat at one of the cafes, hotels, restaurants or takeaways. All beaches offer picnic shelters, electric barbecues, play areas, kiosks, toilets and change-rooms. The walk is not difficult; there are medium gradient paths and several staircases with occasional seating. It takes about two hours to complete the walk.
THE SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND & FOOTBALL STADIUM
The Sydney Cricket Ground & Sydney Football Stadium is home to most of the largest sporting events in Sydney. From Test Cricket matches to NRL Grand Finals it can all be seen here. The Cricket Ground & Football Stadium has also been the venue for some of the most famous music artists from around the world like Robbie Williams & Michael Jackson. The Sydney Cricket Ground & Sydney Football Stadium is located only 15mins drive from Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments and there are plenty of buses if needing public transport. If you are looking for accommodation close to Sydney Cricket Ground or Sydney Football Stadium then look no further and book now!
THE RITZ CINEMA RANDWICK
The Ritz Cinema is steeped in rich history and tradition. Built in 1937 and now Heritage Listed, it is one of the only 2 original Art Deco Cinemas remaining in Sydney. Family owned, independent, and still offering the lowest price movie tickets around, the cinema has survived a fascinating history of tumultuous change and holds an important place in the local culture. The main theatre boasts one of the largest permanent cinema auditoriums in Sydney, and combined with authentic, original Art Deco fittings, the Ritz truly manages to provide the excitement of movie going experience straight from the golden age of cinema.
AMF BOWLING RANDWICK
Located within Randwick's Village Plaza, AMF Bowling features state-of-the-art sound systems, arcade games and amusements, great food and excellent value. Get into life in the fast lane with AMF Bowling, great fun for all ages!
LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND CAFES
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Coogee Yeeros is a short walk from the hotel and specialises in home-made burgers, a variety of sandwiches, rolls, wraps, salads, seafood, pasta, coffee, freshly squeezed juice, cakes and much more.
COOGEE BITE CAFE
Around the corner from the hotel is Coogee Bite Cafe. Its superb views and quick service makes it a favourite for the locals. Offering something for everyone, Coogee Bite is open for breakfast and lunch.
On the other side of Coogee Beach opposite the hotel, Barzura has, since its opening in 1994, gained an outstanding reputation among locals and tourists from afar. If you enjoy friendly service, amazing views and an extensive modern Australian menu this is the place for you.
Step off the beach and into La Spiaggia, located on Coogee Bay Road. Be greeted by the flavours of Italy with a relaxed, coastal flair. Enjoy a quintessential Italian food experience in a sophisticated dining room with excellent service, fine food and a rich and varied wine list.
SAUCE BAR AND GRILL
With succulent steaks and a dining room that exudes style, Sauce Bar and Grill is less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel and is Coogee’s answer to finding a restaurant compromise between beachside and fine-dining