What to Do When It Rains on Your Holiday

12 July, 2017

You’ve taken time off, organised every last detail and now your holiday has finally arrived. Unfortunately, you can’t quite plan the weather. The Gold Coast is renowned for its golden sands and sunny skies but if rain should occur, there are still plenty of ways to keep busy.

In this article, we take a look at some of the best options for having fun on a rainy day.

Surfers Paradise Museums

The Gold Coast has a seemingly endless array of museums and there’s something on offer for everyone’s taste. Get out of the rain and into one of these fascinating options. There’s historical Aboriginal Art, The Watling Fine Art Gallery and the longstanding Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Be astounded at the largest wax museum in the Southern Hemisphere and afterwards, if you feel like losing your appetite, head downstairs to The Chamber of Horrors.

High Tea in The Sky

Whether it’s your first high tea or you’re a seasoned veteran, there’s nothing like enjoying an afternoon of delicious tea and cakes in the revolving, skyscraper restaurant above Crowne Plaza. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30pm-5pm, you can stay dry and watch the stunning ocean swell. With limited spots available, make sure you secure your reservation online.

 Indoor Family Activities in Surfers Paradise

Infinity Attraction

“You can’t describe it; you just have to experience it.”

Infinity is the first attraction of its kind in the world. This highly interactive experience immerses patrons of all ages in dazzling special effects, sound fields and spatial illusions. Perfect for a team building activity or family entertainment; book here to get out of the rain.


Indoor Rock Climbing and Go-Karts

Get lost in fun for hours at Game Over – the indoor adventure destination. Their harnessed Clip ‘N’ Climb Park has 16 uniquely themed challenges and you’re given one hour to become a rock climbing master. Also on offer are high-speed, electronic Go-Karts for a safe and exhilarating afternoon indoors.


Indoor Sky Diving

The name says it all. This state-of-the-art facility lets you experience all of the adrenaline-pumping fun of skydiving in an indoor environment. With special packages designed to accommodate the whole family, iFly will keep you entertained without breaking the bank.


Use a Rainy Day to Relax in Paradise

Why not use this rare downtime to be pampered at the Touch Therapy Day Spa? Specialising in relaxing massages, rejuvenating facials, nail therapy and much more, you’ll leave feeling brand new after receiving a calming, full-body service.

Alternatively, take relaxation to a whole new level and simply stay indoors. Order room service, curl up with a book or movie and watch the rain patter on the windows of your beachside hotel.


Make your holiday perfect by choosing the best beach hotel in Surfers Paradise. Contact Crowne Plaza online or call 07 5592 9900: our friendly staff can help you plan your day, regardless of the weather.