While the Sunny Coast is known for its natural beauty and the outdoors – there’s so much to do away from the beaches and national parks too!
Here are some the best experiences available to make the most of a rainy day on the Sunshine Coast.
Explore under the sea
Without even getting wet at Sea Life Mooloolaba! Packed full of marvellous aquatic animals, there will never be a dull moment. Explore zones like the Seahorse Sanctuary, Tidal Touch Pools, Seal Island and Shark Shipwreck.
Catch a movie
It’s hard to think of anything better suited to a rainy day than a large box of warm popcorn and a movie at the local cinemas. BCC Cinemas Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza offers up a load of family-friendly flicks to enjoy these school holidays or relax in the luxury of the brand new Gold Class Cinema at Kawana Shoppingworld.
Spice it up
Make a visit to the Buderim Ginger Factory. There is a lot for the kids to look at, touch and taste. Join the gingerbread man on an adventure around the world as he escapes the clutches of the hungry chefs on the Overboard boat ride, learn how bees make honey and discover how ginger is grown and harvested on a guided tour.
Indulge for a day
There’s nothing like indulging on good food during cool days, so rug up and head out for some comfort food at your favourite local spots. If you’re looking for ambiance The Spirit House Restaurant and Cooking School in Yandina has picturesque gardens from which to enjoy the pitter-patter of rain, while Maleny Food Co has some knock out cheeses to sample and taste. Need an afternoon tipple? Venture up to Flame Hill Vineyard in Montville for some wine tasting and locally-sourced eats in front of the wood fire.
Hop to it with craft brews
Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours offers an incomparable personalised feel to their tours, taking you to meet the brewers behind some of your favourite beers. Your designated driver will chauffer you from Mooloolaba, all the way to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and north of the Sunshine Coast. Tours include lunch, beer tasting and tours of all the breweries. It's a great group activity, and a fun day out.
Climb new heights
Get down to Rockit Climbing Gym in Warana and challenge yourself and your family on a variety of rock climbing walls that are suitable for all age groups and skill levels. Bould Move and Flow Climbing also have indoor bouldering and climbing facilities.
RockIT Climbing Gym
Bowling and mini golf all under one roof spells fun! Inside Maroochydore’s Big Top Shopping Centre, there are two different nine-hole courses to choose from at Holey Moley, alongside a massive bowling alley thanks to Strike, plus all the fun food from cheese Kransky hotdogs to loaded waffle fries.
The Big Boing Indoor Trampoline Park is good in any weather conditions and is guaranteed to burn off the kids' excess energy. Spanning over 70 interconnecting trampolines with dodgeball, basketball and a giant airbag, this is definitely fun for the whole family.