+61 2 8594 7200 [email protected]

Gold Coast Rainy Day Activities

The Gold Coast is a city that has built its reputation as a tourism destination almost entirely based on its famously consistent weather that provides an estimated average of around 300 days worth of sunshine per year. Because of this, on those occasions when the weather turns sour, people are often left with cancelled plans and asking what to do on the Gold Coast on a rainy day. 

Do we stay indoors? Yes sometimes ! or do we get out and get wet! The Gold coast has many water activities even when it’s rainy, these companies still operate rain or sunshine.
We’ve put together a list of some of the best things to do on the Gold Coast on rainy days in order to get the most out of your holiday or day out !

  • Get Wet surf school 
  • Paradise jet boating
  • Gold Coast Watersports
  • Surfers Paradise River Cruises and Wyndham Cruises
  • Gold Coast Shopping Centres 
  • Surf World 
  • iFLY 
  • King Tutts Putt Putt 
  • Infinity 
  • Ripleys Believe it or not 
  • Gold Coast Arts Centre 
  • Draculas 
  • Australian Outback Spectacular
  • Pink Flamingo 
  • The Star Gold Coast

Get Wet Surf School

Operates daily , your going to get wet anyhow so why let the rain stop you. The beaches are never busy on rainy days so you have the waves to yourself , this experience is awesome if you have never been surfing. 

Get-Wet-Surf-School

  

Paradise Jet Boating

Offers 30min express and 60 mins tours out on our Broadwaters , these guys are crazy fun ! 360 turns , power jets , top speeds. The perfect Gold Coast Rainy Day Activity. 

 

Jetboat-Header-Image

Gold Coast Watersports

Will get you out on the jet skis or flyboard! It’s a fun adrenaline activity. Get wet Go wild and trust me you will love the experience.

Gold-Coast-Watersports

Surfers Paradise River Cruises and Wyndham Cruises

Daily tours with morning tea, lunch , afternoon tea and dinner , plenty of space indoors so you can stay dry and enjoy the stunning views , it’s a very peaceful and calming feeling  on the water when it’s raining. 

Surfers-Paradise-River-Cruise

 

Gold Coast Shopping Centres

With over 5 major shopping centres around the Gold Coast . Rain = the perfect excuse to go shopping undercover.  Recent openings at Pacific Fair, Harbour Town, Australia fair ,Robina Town Centre and Westfield , you’ll have plenty of sweet shops and food outlets to choose from.

Pacific Fair Gold Coast Shopping Centre

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.

surfworld-museum-gold-coast

iFLY

Skydiving on a rainy day?  IFly in Surfers Paradise is the closest thing to actual skydiving, 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. 

iFLY Gold Coast indoor skydive

King Tutts Putt Putt

Indoor Putt Putt is great for the whole family to have some fun , King Tutts Putt Putt has an indoor course for wet days.

King Tutts Putt Putt Gold Coast

Infinity

Infinity in Surfers Paradise is a crowd pleaser, a super fun activity to do with your friends and family on a rainy day! 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.

Infinity Gold Coast

Ripleys Believe it or not

Believe it or not,  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.

Ripleys Believe it or not Gold Coast

Gold Coast’s Art Centre

The Gold Coast Arts Centre is an easily identifiable building with a unique design. It plays host to a comfortable theatre offering a selection of arthouse and  films, which can make for a refreshing break from the standard explosion-filled Hollywood blockbusters playing at mainstream cinemas.

Gold Coast Arts Centre

Draculas

Draculas 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 . 

draculas-cabaret-restaurant-Gold Coast

Australian Outback Spectacular

Australian Outback Spectacular really is one of the most spectacular shows you will see on the Gold Coast a must see with the family and the kids will be blown away , begin on a journey to the heartland of Australia through an all new show featuring true Australian characters, a transformative arena, Australian animals and extraordinary technology.

Australian Outback Spectacular

Pink Flamingo
The Pink Flamingo Spiegel Club is the best entertainment destination on the Gold Coast featuring burlesque & cabaret shows perfect for those Gold Coast Rainy Day Activities. Buy your tickets today.

Pink Flamingo

The Star Gold Coast

With so many activities and ideas for a rainy day ,The Star Gold Coast  is an adults playground and the perfect entertainment destination for those bad weather days. Award winning restaurants throughout the hotel , you can also watch a show or movie in their theatre or just choose from one of the many bars to have a drink with your friends.

The Star Gold Coast