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Best rainy day activities on the Gold Coast

Our favourite activities for a rainy day on the Gold Coast

We know you love visiting the Gold Coast for our beautiful beaches and sunshine. However, on the odd chance that it rains during your holiday, there are plenty of other ways to experience the Gold Coast and explore all that our amazing city has to offer.

We’ve put together a list of our favourite rainy-day activities near our parks that are sure to please the whole family!

Visit the Hinterland

Hike through the rainforest in its truest form! Experience the waterfalls in all their glory and the beautiful national parks surrounding our tourist parks. Choose from Tambourine Mountain, Springbrook and Lamington National Parks to experience the green behind the gold.

Closest to: 30-45 minutes from most of our parks

Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Gold Coast’s First Nations people at Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Learn about the Yugambeh speaking people as you explore the art gallery and informative boardwalk story board display. If the weather permits, embark on a guided walk around Jellurgal Mountain and learn about the Aboriginal history and culture of the Gold Coast.

Closest to: Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park, Burleigh Beach Tourist Park, Ocean Beach Tourist Park

Home of the Arts

Centrally located just across from Surfers Paradise, Home of the Arts is a first-class destination where art, entertainment, culture, and lifestyle meet. Walk through the art gallery, dine at the rooftop bar, or attend a workshop all within the HOTA precinct. HOTA also offers activities for kids and school holiday workshops.

Closest to: Broadwater Tourist Park, Main Beach Tourist Park

Figure: Credit: Queensland Tourism

Bowl, bounce, and play

The Gold Coast boasts a range of indoor attractions offering fun and unique experiences for the whole family. Here are some of our faves:

Hijinx Hotel

Visit the Hijinx Hotel for an interactive gaming experience like no other. Consisting of Challenge rooms, Holey Moley mini golf, ten pin bowling and an extensive arcade all under one roof, Hijinx Hotel is guaranteed fun for everyone.

Closest to: Broadwater Tourist Park, Main Beach Tourist Park, Ocean Beach Tourist Park

Bounce Inc Trampoline Park

Get your adrenaline pumping at Bounce – a trampoline centre comprising of 3000 square meters of indoor trampolines and adventure features.

Closest to: Burleigh Beach Tourist Park, Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park, Kirra Beach Tourist Park

Game Over

Hit the racetrack at Game Over in Helensvale! Try indoor go-karting or challenge yourself to the artificial climbing wall.

Closest to: Jacobs Well Tourist Park, Broadwater Tourist Park

Miami Marketta

Miami Marketta truly has it all – live music, food stalls of all cuisines, and boutique bars. Plus, it’s all under cover in a groovy, converted warehouse in Miami. Bring the whole family along for an evening of great tunes and some epic eats!

Closest to: Ocean Beach Tourist Park, Burleigh Beach Tourist Park, Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park

The Craft Parlour

Feeling crafty? The Craft Parlour is a hidden gem in Burleigh Heads offering creative workshops for kids and adults. Workshops include pottery, hand dye, textured art, basket weaving, mosaics, jewellery making and more.

Closest to: Ocean Beach Tourist Park, Burleigh Heads Tourist Park, Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park

In-park Activities

Don’t feel like venturing outside the park? Not to worry. Our parks offer fun activity programs during the holiday periods. Guests of all ages can participate in arts and craft sessions, gardening and environmental workshops, tie dye and more. If you’re staying with us in the off-season, take advantage of the rec rooms and undercover spaces for a range of games.

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Posted: January 9th 2024