Top things to do on the Sunshine Coast when it rains

Top things to do on the Sunshine Coast when it rains

Wine tasting, art-gallery hopping, day-spa treatments - plus plenty of indoor activities for the kids to enjoy.

Top things to do on the Sunshine Coast when it rains

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Who doesn’t love an excuse to cosy up all day?

Rainy day food and wine

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 an the wood fire. If you’re after something a little more close to the hustle and bustle and some ocean views, check out these eat in Mooloolaba. 


Sometimes the best way to make use of spare time is to catch up with friends over some beers. The Sunshine Coast has plenty of trendy breweries who offer a variety of craft beers, each with their own flare. No matter where you’re staying on the Sunshine Coast, there’ll be a brewery near you ready to serve up some cold ones. For top beer experience on the coast, click here.


Why not treat yourself to a spa day and use the rain to rejuvenate your energy levels? With the rain already setting the scene to allow yourself to relax, revitalise your mind, body and soul and come back fresher than ever. See Sunshine Coast spas, or book yourself a mobile massage and let soothing hands come to you.


While some like to take it easy on rainy days, others like to release pent up energy by going to one of the many exciting attractions on the Sunshine Coast. At Sea Life Sunshine Coast, you’ll get to explore the water and all it’s inhabitants while staying dry! For those that are more adventurous, try Rock It Rock Climbing or the Big Boing trampoline!

Art galleries

If you enjoy the finer things in life, take some time to visit the stunning galleries on the Sunshine Coast. The artistic community has shaped the region’s culture but it’s heart lies in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland which over the years has developed its reputation for fine art. Just check out this Sunshine Coast Hinterland Art Trail to get some tips on where to explore first.

Cooking class

Since the outdoors offers limited options during rainy days, why not combine your love of cooking with learning and take a cooking class to gain some new skills in the kitchen. The Sunshine Coast offer a range of luxury and specialty cooking classes to choose from. To find one that suits your taste buds.

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