Wet Weather Options for Nobby Beach & Beyond

Jul 3, 2024

Rainy Day Escapes

Don’t let a bit of rain dampen your spirits! Whether you’re escaping a sudden shower or planning for a drizzly day on the Gold Coast, Nobby Beach and its surrounding areas offer a plethora of indoor activities to keep you entertained. From cultural pursuits to family-friendly adventures, here are our top picks for making the most of a rainy day during your stay at Nobby Beach Holiday Village.

1. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

Just a short drive away, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is a haven for shopaholics and those looking to escape the rain. With over 400 stores, including high-end fashion brands, specialty shops, and department stores, you can easily spend the day exploring. The centre also boasts a variety of dining options, a cinema, and even a dedicated children’s play area.

2. Doodlebugs Playcentre

For a fun and safe indoor play area for children, head to Doodlebugs Playcentre. This vibrant play centre offers a range of activities for kids, including climbing frames, slides, ball pits, and more. It’s a perfect spot to let the little ones burn off some energy while staying dry. Parents can relax in the café area with a coffee while keeping an eye on their kids.

3. Gold Coast Arts Centre

For a cultural fix, visit the Gold Coast Arts Centre (HOTA). This vibrant hub for the arts hosts a range of events, including theatre performances, live music, and art exhibitions. The centre also has a cinema showing the latest releases and arthouse films, making it a perfect spot for a rainy day outing.

4. Hijinx Hotel, Holey Moley, and Archie Brothers Arcade

Located in Surfers Paradise, Hijinx Hotel, Holey Moley Golf Club, and Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq offer a trifecta of indoor entertainment. Hijinx Hotel is an immersive puzzle experience where you can test your wits and teamwork. Holey Moley Golf Club provides a unique indoor mini golf experience with quirky holes and themed decor. Archie Brothers Arcade features bowling lanes, bumper cars, arcade games, and more, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy on a rainy day.

5. Infinity Attraction

Infinity Attraction in Surfers Paradise offers a mind-bending journey through a series of futuristic mazes filled with special effects, illusions, and sensory experiences. This indoor adventure is perfect for thrill-seekers and families alike, providing a unique and memorable escape from the rain.

6. Indoor Sports and Recreation

For those who want to stay active despite the weather, there are several indoor sports facilities nearby. Pizzey Park’s aquatic centre offers swimming in an indoor heated pool, while local gyms provide various fitness classes and equipment. You can also find indoor rock climbing and trampoline parks in the area for some energetic fun.

7. Local Cafes and Restaurants

Rainy days are perfect for indulging in some culinary delights. Nobby Beach and the surrounding areas are home to a variety of cozy cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a warm drink and delicious meal. Popular spots include BSKT Café for healthy, organic options and The Yard Café for a relaxed atmosphere and great coffee.

8. Visit a Day Spa

Treat yourself to a day of pampering at one of the local day spas. Enjoy a massage, facial, or other spa treatments to relax and rejuvenate. It’s the perfect way to unwind and make the most of a rainy day.

9. Gold Coast Wax Museum

Step into the world of wax at the Gold Coast Wax Museum, located in Surfers Paradise. This intriguing museum features lifelike wax figures of famous personalities, historical figures, and fictional characters. It’s an entertaining and educational experience that’s perfect for a rainy day.

Despite the wet weather, Nobby Beach and its surrounding areas offer a variety of indoor activities to keep you entertained. From shopping and cultural experiences to family fun and relaxation, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy your time at Nobby Beach Holiday Village, rain or shine.

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