Top 10 Fun Things to do in Noosa on a Rainy Day!

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We have compiled a list of the best things to do in Noosa on a rainy day.

Rain, rain go away! Come again another day! Actually… raining on a holiday isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We’ve come up with a list of the top ten things to do in Noosa on a rainy day. Read on to find out more!

What is there to do in Noosa on a rainy day?

Isn’t Noosa just divine! We love it so much that we compiled a HUGE list of the perfect things to do in Noosa to make the most out of your trip. 

The problem is, though, that it’s not perfect weather all of the time. There are going to be days in Noosa, and they might cross over with your trip. But don’t despair – not all is lost! There are some great things that you can do in Noosa and the surrounds that will keep the whole family happy when the skies are grey and the rain just won’t go away.

These are are favourite tried and tested rainy day activities in Noosa.

Right IN Noosa rainy day activities

You don’t have to travel to far at all to enjoy these rainy day activities in Noosa:

Noosa cinemas

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Things to do in Noosa on a rainy day have to include a trip to the cinemas! We even have an up to date list of  the latest kids school holiday movies!

There is a cinema right in Noosa, you can find it at:

Address: 29 Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Heads QLD 4567

Phone: (07) 5409 7240

Website: See all their latest movies here.

Cinemas near Noosa are:

Go to the Noosa library

Who’da thunk it?! Curl up with a good book, play the educational games on offer, participate in the local programs running and let the kids fall in love with literature. Your local choices are:

  • Noosaville Library
  • Cooroy Library

Find their opening hours and other details on the Noosa library website.

Noosa Regional Gallery

Noosa Regional Gallery is the premier public gallery on the Sunshine Coast. Located riverside on the picturesque Noosa River in Tewantin and just a short stroll from Noosa Marina cafes and Tewantin’s main shopping precinct, Noosa Regional Gallery presents a diverse program of contemporary exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists, matched with a suite of public programs including artist talks, masterclasses and workshops for all ages.

There are facilities and programs for kids, beautiful and evocative exhibits for the art aficionados and an ever-changing array of works to keep even the fussiest art critic fascinated.

Address: 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin.

Phone: (07) 5329 6145

Website: Find out more here. 

Shopping on Hastings Street

What better place than to burn some time (and some cash) than beautiful Noosa? It’s the Paris of Queensland! Boutiques, toy stores, book stores, home furnishings – it’s all there and it’s all fabulous. Hastings Street in particular has so much on offer. Don’t waste the day staring gloomily out the window – stare longingly into shop windows instead! Woohoo!

Best places to eat in Noosa on a rainy day

Om nom nom. Noosa is home to some of the best foodie-focused venues in Queensland. Gorge yourselves to drown out the rain in any number of amazing establishments. Take a look at our top picks for child friendly restaurants if you’ve got younger kids and see if any are of interest.

Noosa Ten Pin and Laser Tag – permanently closed 🙁

Was there every anything that screamed more ‘it’s raining and I’m on holidays’ than bowling?! Add onto that laser tag and you’ve got a solid afternoon packed so full of fun that the kids will forget about whinging (momentarily, anyway).

Address: 7/11 Bartlett Street, Noosaville

Phone: 07 5449 8555


Things to do NEAR Noosa on a rainy day

Right, so if you have exhausted all the local rainy day activities, of none of the above *float your boat* we have found some great ideas a little further afield.

Visit Sea Life (formerly Underwater World) at Mooloolaba

things to do in noosa on a rainy day

Sea Life is a short drive south from Noosa to Mooloolaba and well worth the trip. It’s long been one of Australia’s family favourite destinations and remains just as magical now as you remember from your own childhood. There is an indoor play area, seal feeding, a cafe, gift shops and all the beautiful sea creatures you could possible imagine.

We reviewed Sea Life here.

Address: Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

Website: Sea Life Sunshine Coast

Roller Skating at Caloundra

things to do in noosa on a rainy day

Head to Caloundra and get your skates on! What a great indoor activity and a cool thing to do in Noosa on a rainy day. Skating burns off energy, brings back memories and is just a raucously good time for young and old. Head to the Caloundra Rollerdrome for a great energy burner on a rainy day.

We reviewed the Rollerdrome here.

Address: 19 Caloundra Rd, Caloundra West QLD 4551

Phone: (07) 5491 4255

Website: Caloundra Rollerdrome

Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli

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One of our writers recently went to Sunshine Castle – you can read her review here! It looks like a fabulous place to spend a good solid day forgetting the drizzle outside. Awesome choice of things to do in Noosa on a rainy day!

Address: 292-296 David Low Way, Bli Bli

Phone: (07) 5448 4477

Website: Click here.

Stay put and have fun in the hotel!

Finally, here’s an idea. Stay put. Read books, order room service, play in the games room, hit the resort gym. See if the concierge is offering any vacation activities. (If you used our Noosa accommodation guide, you’ll definitely have family-friendly stuff to take advantage of!) Make the most of where you’re staying and allow yourself breathing space to slow down and chill out!

What’s your pick for things to do in Noosa on a rainy day? Got any further suggestions? Let us know in the comments! You can find more ideas for great days out across greater Brisbane here, whatever the weather!

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