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 16 things to do on the Gold Coast when it’s raining.
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.
Where: The Strand, Coolangatta and Paradise Centre, Surfers Paradise
Southport Indoor Pistol Club is a good time if you’re keen to 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!
Where: Southport Indoor Pistol Club, 1/76 Ferry Rd Southport
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.
Where: 162 Scarborough St, Southport
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.
Where: Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise
The Star Gold Coast
The Star Gold Coast 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.
Where: Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach
Infinity Attraction 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.
Where: Shop 31, Chevron Renaissance, Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
Game Over Adventure Park
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.
Where: 108 Siganto Dr, Helensvale
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.
Where: Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach
Head to a day spa
Sometimes a little self love is needed, particularly when it’s raining and you want to be all cosied up inside. A day at the spa sounds like heaven to us, check out our list of faves here.
Rain = the perfect excuse to go shopping undercover. With the slew of recent openings at Pacific Fair, you’ll have plenty of sweet shops and food outlets to choose from.
Where: Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach
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.
Where: 23 Hillcret Pde, Miami
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.
Where: 35 Tomewin St, Currumbin
The Gold Coast has come a long way in terms of epic eateries. New favourite food spots are opening up weekly (click here to read about a few). Go ahead, choose a restaurant or two and eat the day away!
Holoverse is 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. Get 20% off here.
Where: 59 Nerang St, Southport
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.
Where: 56 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise
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.
Where: 3084 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
Here’s a few more just for fun.