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The Gold Coast is one of the best places to visit in Australia with kids, with so much to see and do, but what about when it’s raining? Luckily there are plenty of indoor activities on the Gold Coast too.
Don’t let bad weather ruin your adventure-packed Queensland holiday! These Gold Coast rainy day activities are not to be missed!
Infinity Gold Coast is a first of its kind interactive attraction for ages 8 and up involving special effects, sound fields and visual illusions.
The effects will send you on an intense sensory experience as you walk through the different zones. The experience takes around 30 minutes to walk through at your own pace.
Note: Although the website recommends children over 8, it does have pricing for younger children but may be overwhelming for them.
For opening times and admission, visit their website.
Location: Level 1 Paradise Centre, Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise
Timezone is an indoor game arcade situated in the middle of Cavil Mall in Surfers Paradise.
It has been around since we were kids. Back in those days, it was called Grundys and it was iconic Surfers Paradise.
Not a lot has changed. The games are more modern and there are a few extra attractions located in the arcade now, with laser tag and mini-golf now, but the fun is still the same.
Get a tap card loaded up with gaming credit and score tickets that you can redeem for toys, lollies and other random items in the arcade store.
This is a quick way to blow a bit of cash for not a lot of physical return, however, we spent $50 which got us some extra credit, and ended up with almost 2 hours of fun for the four of us. Loads of laughs and entertainment.
Find out about their current deals on their website.
Fancy a bit of skydiving, but not sure if you’re ready to jump out of a plane just yet? iFly is a perfect alternative with their indoor skydiving centres that are popping up all around Australia.
iFly Gold Coast offers indoor skydiving fun for adults and kids. The iFly indoor skydiving is suitable for ages 3 and up and emulates the outdoor skydiving experience in the safety of their indoor wind tunnel.
This is one exhilarating rainy day activity on the Gold Coast the kids will be raving about when they get home.
This is a great way to ‘chill’ out indoors for a couple of hours and forget about the bad weather outside.
12. Visit the LEGO Store
Location: Dreamworld & Robina Town Centre
If you have LEGO fanatics in the family, a visit to the Dreamworld LEGO store may be a perfect way to spend an hour.
The store is accessible to the general public so you don’t need to be visiting Dreamworld to enter. It is also great if you’re looking for free indoor activities on Gold Coast, if you can resist buying something!
Inside you will find several lifesize LEGO sculptures on display plus there are several play tables set up for kids to enjoy building.
It is a store so it’s also a great option if you want to get yourself some hard to find LEGO sets or build your own mini-figures.
There is also a wall of LEGO pieces in case there is a certain piece you need to complete your next build.
There is a second LEGO store at Robina Town Centre too with similar play zones and displays.
13. ArtVo Illusions
Location: Robina Town Centre
ArtVo is Australia’s first immersive trick gallery, allowing you to position yourself into detailed scenes and snap the coolest family photos ever.
The gallery has 8 gallery zones, each with their own theme. There are up to 80 different photo opportunities as you work your way through the gallery, and clearly marked photo markers to help you get the best shots.
You will have no end of ideas for how to spend a rainy day on the Gold Coast with all these indoor activities to enjoy. Best of all, they are fun options to beat the heat on hot days too or simply to enjoy a break from the beautiful Gold Coast beaches.