SHOCK HORROR – It rains on the Gold Coast. Ok, so we know we are crowned ‘The Sunshine State’ for a reason, however on the rare (very rare) occasion the weather man does send a little rain our way.. but never fear you don’t have to be trapped in your accommodation all day with the little ones driving you bananas, we’ve got 9 family friendly activities to do on the Gold Coast when it’s raining (or even when its not).
If you have a kid who dreams about dinosaurs, their dreams will come true with this high-tech hologram experience! Holoverse Dinosaur World in Surfers Paradise is the first place where you can interact with life size dinosaur holograms. Leave the real world behind, and explore 10 different dino scenes. Pick holographic grass to feed a Brontosaurus, fly through the air with Pterodactyls and watch baby dinosaurs hatch.
If your looking for a thrill.. but not exactly willing to jump 10 thousand feet out of an aeroplane (don’t worry, we’d be scared too) iFly Indoor Skydiving is the perfect thing for you. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, step into their 12 foot Indoor Skydiving vertical wind tunnel. Open all year round this is an activity not to be missed! We guarantee you won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face.
Feeling a little competitive? Well the brand new Slideways Indoor Go Karting Track will put your your racing skills to the test! Perfect for the whole family, you’ll love their unique track surface which allows you to drift the karts through the corners and get Slideways! If track racing is more your thing, Slideways unique track surface also makes racing more realistic than any other kart centres, you’ll need to be smooth on the throttle, brakes and steering if you want to put in a fast lap! Combine all this with the finest 9HP European Sodi Go Karts, Slideways Go Karting Gold Coast is sure to provide the ultimate racing buzz!
If you want a comedy show where you laugh until your head falls off (potentially literally) as you’re wowed by a crazy live cabaret club show with singing, dancing, burlesque, magic, juggling, and aerial performances, then step inside their maniacal lair for the ride of your life. After all, you’re not dead… yet. Dracula’s is a MA15+ Cabaret Show.
Perfect for the little ones, INFINITY is a unique and mind-blowing journey into spectacular, futuristic maze-like worlds of wonder – an extraordinary series of 20 multi- sensual environments filled with unique special effects, emotive atmospheric sound fields, sensuous aromas, ultra-groovy music and amazing spectacular illusions that appear to go all the way to infinity!
Ladies ladies ladies (and gents) Gold Coast shopping has reached a whole new level with some of Australia’s biggest shopping centres on offer. Robina Town Centre & Pacific Fair being the most popular. you’ll be spoilt for choice with hundreds of specialty stores, fashion and some of the best dining on the Coast. Grab your credit cards ladies and gents, cause we are sure you’ll want to shop til you drop.
This will literally keep the kids (and big kids) smiling and entertained for hours. Conveniently located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Timezone is now as big as ever, with over 5000 square meters of games, activities & virtual experiences. Now that’s a whole lot of fun!
Not your typical bowling alley. Think 12 bowling lanes, ultra hip karaoke rooms, a killer cocktail bar and a pizza menu that will bowl you over! Then add giant AV projectors, the latest music clips playing all day long, pool tables and a weekend nightclub atmosphere, it’s easy to see why Strike Surfers Paradise is a firm favourite with the locals. And if you really want to make friends and influence people, trying holding your next social or corporate function with us. From office parties to birthdays, buck’s or hen’s parties, Strike Bowling Surfers Paradise is so exciting, that your guests will be talking for weeks to come!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not is Surfers Paradise’s most unusual and unbelievable attraction! Located along the Soul Boardwalk, Cavill Mall in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Ripley’s offers sixteen individually themed galleries of unbelievable artifacts and interactive exhibits where you will “Experience the Fun” around every corner. The kids will absolutely love it!
So there you have it, don’t let the wet weather dampen your holidays because there is plenty of things to keep you entertained.
Hot tip: jump on Groupon and have a look for some discounted tickets.