Rainy Day Activities for the Gold Coast
Rainy days can be real downers, but only if you let them get you down. Remember that there’s as much to do on rainy days as there is on sunny days, especially on the Gold Coast. Activities abound on the Gold Coast, which means no matter how the weather looks outside, there will always be something to do. For example, you could get scared at Dracula’s Haunted House, knock down some pins at the bowling alley, play a few rounds of mini golf or go on an adventure at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Get Scared at Dracula’s Haunted House
Dracula’s Haunted House in Surfers Paradise is the perfect place to scare up some rainy-day fun. At this haunted house, each level has its own theme with eye-catching FX special effects, scary displays, cool optical illusions and spooky passageways. This is one of the most exciting and unique places to take the kids when rain clouds start to darken your beautiful holiday. Just keep in mind that kids must be 10 years or older to enter.
Take the Family Bowling
Bowling is even more fun when you’re on holiday with the family, and the Gold Coast has several options, including the ever-popular AMF Bowling Robina and the Surfers Paradise Tenpin Bowling Centre.
AMF Bowling Robina has 24 lanes, a café with a sitting area and a full-service, fully licensed bar. You and the family can bowl, play M9 Laser Skirmish, visit the arcade or play in the dark with glow in the dark bowling.
Surfers Paradise Tenpin Bowling Centre is located on the first level of the Centro Shopping Centre and is a place for ultimate fun. The Tenpin Bowling Centre also offers glow in the dark bowling, an arcade, giant TV screens displaying cartoons and video clips for the kids, automatic bumpers to prevent gutter balls and so much more.
Play a Few Rounds of Mini Golf
King Tutt’s Putt Putt in Carrara Markets and Surfers Paradise are perhaps the most famous indoor mini golf courses on the Gold Coast. King Tutt’s at Carrara offers 18 holes of mini golf through mock ancient Egyptian and Asian ruins. Not to mention adventure at holes featuring medieval times, pirate ships and rainforests. On the other hand, you can take a trip further back in time at the Surfers Paradise location and play through the Jurassic course that features colossal dinosaurs.
Have an Adventure at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular attractions on the Gold Coast and a true homage to Australia’s indigenous heritage and culture. But more than anything, it’s a place for adventure, even on those rainy days. You can marvel at the Bird Flight Show, take a picture with a koala, go on a Segway Safari, zipline through the trees or learn a lot from Dr. Doo-Lots. It doesn’t matter what strikes your fancy, the sanctuary has an adventure for everyone. On the list of fun things to do on the Gold Coast it’s certainly at the top.