Top 5 places for a rainy day on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is famous for its sunny weather and postcard-perfect beaches, but that doesn’t mean you need to sit in your hotel room when it rains. Some of the Gold Coast’s best-loved attractions are at their best during wet weather.

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

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Pacific Fair shopping centre is the Gold Coast’s favourite shopping destination with over 300 stores, including Myer, Target and David Jones. It’s situated in the popular tourist area of Broadbeach, across from Jupiters Casino, and there’s plenty of parking – so no need to worry about carrying all your shopping back to your hotel!

Also in the centre is a 12-screen cinema and one of the Southern Hemisphere’s only crystal photography studios.

Wet ‘n’ Wild

If you’re going to get wet anyway – do it in style at the action-packed Wet ‘n’ Wild theme park. More people go to Wet ‘n’ Wild each year than any other theme park in Australia, probably because it’s the perfect way to beat the warm Queensland weather.

Reach 2.5G’s acceleration on the thrilling Aqualoop ride, or plunge at 60 kmph into a pool below from a height of 50 metres on the recently opened SkyCoaster. If you want a more relaxing experience, there are plenty of places to sit back and watch the world go by.

The park is open all year and the slides are even heated during winter months.

The Infinity Experience

Described by them as a ‘mind-blowing journey into spectacular, futuristic maze like worlds of wonder’, the Infinity Experience offers fantastic family entertainment, right in the heart of Surfers Paradise.

The Infinity journey takes approximately 40 minutes and you’ll experience 20 multi-sensual environments using illusions, special effects and music.

It’s open from 10am – 10pm daily and there’s 2 hours of free parking available.

Ripleys Believe it or Not Odditorium

A family favourite – Ripleys Believe it or Not Odditorium will have you ooing and aahing at the wild, wonderful and simply unbelievable displays.

There are 12 individually-themed galleries with incredible illusions, breathtaking magic and interactive displays that will keep you entertained for hours.This is one museum you certainly won’t need to drag your kids into going to!

Superbee Honeyworld

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Superbee – a working honey factory situated just ten minutes drive from Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport.

Watch a live bee show and learn how honey is made – from the hive to the jar. Then, best of all, you can try some of their famous honey and honey-related products. There’s a large gift store, which is an ideal place to pick up gifts for friends and relatives back home.

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