Things to do in Sunshine Coast when it’s raining

People visit this tropical wonderland for the sun, sand, and sea, but mother nature might have other plans. For the unlucky ones who travel to Sunshine Coast during the rare times it rains, a lot of activities may be cancelled. But have no fear, for here is our list of the best activities you can still do even when it’s bucketing.

  • Hinterland

    Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the natural wonders. Drive along the scenic road up to the Hinterland and enjoy the spectacular views from the comfort of the hilltop café. Here you can cuddle up with a hot coffee as you stare out the large windows, marvelling at spraying rain showering over the incredible mountain ranges.

  • Sunshine Plaza

    The perfect rainy-day activity; shopping! Empty your wallets and fill up your bags as you head throughout Sunshine’s Plaza, filled with an assortment of shops for clothes, homewares, as well as arts and crafts.

  • Sea Life

    At sea life, you will already get wet, regardless of the rain! With wet and wild rides and animals shows, you’ll barely be able to tell if the water is rain or simply from the ride! Go indoors to dry off and visit the aquarium to see the seals, dolphins, seahorses, and sharks.

  • Ginger Factory

    The world’s largest operating ginger factory, the place is chock-full with theme park rides, excellent food goodies, and family appeal. Promising an exceptional experience where you can learn all about ginger production against a beautiful backdrop of lush tropical gardens. Try out the many types of ginger products, including delicious drinks, spreads or sweets.

  • Sunshine Castle

    Step back in time when you visit Sunshine Coast’s castle, known locally as Bli Bli. Once an actual castle, this building is now a full-time medieval museum where you can discover the history of both the castle and the land it is built on.

  • Sunshine Coast Brewery

    Kick back and relax away from the pouring rain as you enjoy a locally brewed beer. This brewery is very successful, winning multiple gold medals at The Australian International Beer Awards, as well as being crowned champion at the National Festival of Beers. Here you can learn about the brewing process while you tuck into a hearty meal that compliments your drink perfectly.

Check out our Sunshine Coast Hinterland Tour today!

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