The Gold Coast is renowned for sunny weather, but it is also home to some pretty impressive thunder storms and humidity! To avoid any bad weather frustrations here's a list of 19 things to do indoors when it's raining on the Gold Coast.
1. Planet Commando
How do you keep active in the rain and have fun doing it? Planet Commando is the place to be. Located inside an airy warehouse in Yatala's industrial precinct, this is the ultimate indoor adventure zone for adrenaline-junkies. Planet Commando features a series of military-style high ropes and obstacle courses ranging from standard to Navy Seal that provide a real physical and mental challenge.
76 Business St, Yatala
2. Bounce Inc
Another work-out related activity for a rainy day is Bounce Inc Robina, a gigantic indoor trampoline park that provides an adrenalin rush for all ages. There's over 50 interconnected trampolines including the Big Bag, Slam Dunk arenas, wall-running, Dodge ball courts and the ultimate Bounce Fit classes all rolled into one venue. Check out our voucher here.
10 Energy Circuit, Robina
Skydiving on a rainy day? Something we wouldn't recommend! But wait, did we hear someone say indoor-skydiving? IFly in Surfers Paradise is the closes thing to actual sky diving, without having to jump out of a plane! Step inside one of the world’s largest glass flight chambers where massive wind generators lift you effortlessly into flight on a cushion of air or just watch other IFlyer's make a fool of themselves (nothing better than people watching!).
Much cheaper & safer than the real thing. Check out our voucher here.
3084 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
This one is a no-brainer, TimeZone has been on the Gold Coast since .. forever and is the perfect activity for when you can't be at the beach.
For $25 you get two hours where you can play endless standard games, 12 ticketed games, Laser Skirmish, Dodgems, Mini Golf, and a ride on a 2D or 3D simulator! Oh and don't forget to collect a fantastic prize at the end. Check out our voucher here.
The Strand, Coolangatta
Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise
Ever wanted to shoot a gun? At the Australian Shooting Academy located right next to TimeZone in Surfers Paradise. Experience real firearms and ammo without needing licenses or previous experience. They offer rifles, pistols, shotguns to tactical weapons, from small to very large, the hardest thing you have to do is pick one! Check out our voucher here.
Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
6. The Escape Hunt
Get a group of friends together, ditch the mobile phones for an hour and go have some fun! Escape Hunt will have you using your brain. 60 minutes to use the clues provided to solve the puzzles and escape! Check out our voucher here.
162 Scarborough St, Southport
7. Ripley's Believe it or not!
Believe it or not, but Ripley's is a great indoor attraction for you, your family and yes, even your friends. It's a museum full of odd, unique and incredible artefacts, art, photographs and stories of the 200+ countries Mr Ripley has visited over the years. Check out our voucher here.
Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise
8. The Star Casino
The Star is an adults playground and the perfect entertainment destination for those bad weather days. You can do the obvious and win (or lose) some money, have a feast at one of the award-winning restaurants, watch a show or concert at the theatre or just see and be seen with your friends at the Atrium Bar. Insiders tip, Jupiter's offer FREE movies every Monday and Thursday (for Absolute Reward Members, it's free to sign up). Don't forget to use our Food Fantasy voucher here.
Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach
Infinity in Surfers Paradise is a crowd pleaser, a super fun activity to do with your friends! Infinity's maze is both challenging and mind blowing. It's an extraordinary series of 20 multi- sensory environments filled with unique special effects, emotive atmospheric sound fields, sensuous aromas, ultra-groovy music and spectacular illusions that appear to go all the way to infinity! Check out our voucher here.
Shop 31, Chevron Renaissance, Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
10. Game Over
Game Over is more than just Go Karting, it's an indoor adventure destination offering a massive adventure climbing precinct with over 18 individually themed climbing challenges including the death defying Leap of Faith, awesome 200 square meter post apocalyptic themed laser tag arena, video arcade and a café. Located in Helensvale just off the Pacific Motorway, Game Over is an all day activity which will surely make you forget about the rain. Check out our voucher here.
108 Siganto Dr, Helensvale
11. Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant
Dracula's is a night of total entertainment! Combining burlesque, contemporary music, comedy and quality dining, all in the one incredible venue! A fast paced, wild ride theatre of crazy! But be aware, this is a MA15+ show, so leave the kids at home and get ready to be entertained! Check out voucher here.
Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach
12. Event Cinemas
Why Netflix & chill when you can watch the big screen?
You have three Event Cinemas to chose from (Robina, Pacific Fair and Australia Fair) and if you want to make this casual experience a bit more special, then check out the Gold Class. Having a drink and a feed whilst watching the newest action movie? We think so!
13. Day Spa
Sometimes some self love is needed. A day at the spa sounds like heaven to us? Spoil yourself, we know you deserve it.
A list of some of our favourite day spas below
- Aqua Body & Soul
- Coolangatta Thai Massage
- Ella Bache Pacific Fair
- LA Beauty
- La Belle Vie Beauty Boutique
- L'Aqua Day Spa
- Mobile Day Spa
You owe it to yourself!
14. Shopping - Pacific Fair / Robina Town Centre
15. Miami Marketta
Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm onwards you can be part of Miami Marketta's food stall craze. Mouth watering food stalls, shopping and live music all in one spot and all under cover.
It's the perfect rainy-day date-night spot. But there are a lot more markets on the Coast, check them out here.
23 Hillcret Pde, Miami
16. Surf World
Want to stay dry, but still enjoy the ocean? Surf World's got you covered!
The unique museum showcases Australia’s largest collection of surfboards, photographs, histories and memorabilia that explore the culture and character of the Gold Coast and Australia’s surf heritage.
35 Tomewin St, Currumbin
The Gold Coast has come a long way and is offering some quality feeds that are sure to become favourites. Trendy eateries are literally opening up weekly (check out our blog for the most recent openings). Go ahead, chose a restaurant (or a couple) and eat away!
An interactive gaming experience like no other. Walk through walls, ride on hover bikes and go into battle with a mother-wolf. Holoverse is the first of its kind in the world, wet weather the perfect excuse to escape into a virtual reality.
59 Nerang St, Southport
19. The Wax Museum
The Wax Museum is one of the longest standing attractions on the Gold Coast. Come in for a guided tour and discover some of the more gruesome torture methods that were used in ancient times. Or prepare to be starstruck, get up close and personal with some of Hollywood's biggest names or grab a photo with royalty. Check out our voucher here.
56 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise
By Louisa von Ingelheim