Top things to do on a Rainy Day on the Sunshine Coast

Top things to do on a Rainy Day on the Sunshine Coast

In general, the Sunshine Coast is known for its magnificent beaches and sun drenched days. But every now and then, dark clouds gather and a drop of rain splashes down. It’s only logical, rain is needed to keep the Sunshine Coast the lush paradise that it is. If you happen to be in the area, the top things to do on a Sunshine Coast rainy day are:


Underwater World

Instead of sitting cooped up in your hotel room, a rainy day is the perfect opportunity to visit Underwater World Sealife Mooloolaba. Even if you have no experience in scuba diving, you can take part in 1.5 hours of underwater viewing. Training and equipment is provided.

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Air museum

If you take an interest in planes you can visit the Caloundra Air Museum. In addition the a number of planes that can be found outside and in the courtyard, there are two hangars filled with a collection of interesting air crafts.


Roller skating

Have you tried roller skating? If you already found your balance and know how to skate, visiting the Rollerdome Family Skate Centre is lots of fun. If you don’t know how to skate, not a problem. Professional coaches offer a lesson program to people of all ages.


Go shopping

When it’s raining outside, grab your credit card and go shopping. Whether you’re looking for an evening gown, a cocktail dress, a bikini or footwear, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in the many high-end boutiques at Caloundra’s Bulcock Street or Noosa’s Hastings Street.


Take a drive

Get in your car or rent a vehicle and take a drive along the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. All year long the scenic route is a feast for your eyes. You’ll find yourself charmed by the historic villages of Montville and Maleny, marvel at their innovative professionals, thriving businesses, and their passion for their community and environment.


Visit a market

If you’re a fan of visiting markets, the Eumundi market is a must. You’ll find a selection of beautiful items of arts and crafts, food and health products, gorgeous additions for your home and garden, and of course clothing, shoes and stunning pieces of jewelry.


Just relax

Then again, a rainy day could be the perfect opportunity to visit a winery on the Sunshine Coast, or an excuse for you to kick back and relax in an award winning restaurant or trendy café. You can enjoy a hearty meal or sip an organic coffee while you read a good book, update your travel journal, or do some people watching.

You never have to be bored on the Sunshine Coast. Whether the sun is shining or the rain is falling, there’s plenty to see and do. How you spend your day is up to you.