Are you looking to get away but worried about the rain ruining your trip? We have you covered with some fantastic indoor attractions you can visit in all weather.
New South Wales-
- Butterfly House, Coffs Harbour: Enjoy the picturesque and peaceful butterfly house, where you can see hundreds of Australian butterflies in an indoor subtropical setting.
- Sydney Opera House, Sydney: It is always worth visiting one of Australia’s most iconic buildings. You can also take a backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House with knowledgeable tour guides.
- Cairns Aquarium, Cairns: Cairns Aquarium is Australia’s newest aquarium and is home to more than 16,00 specimens and 10 ecosystems. It features the largest freshwater exhibit in Australia, and you can spend hours exploring
- The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane: Walking around the two riverside gallery buildings is a great day out.
- Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs: This cultural precinct includes numerous museums, and you’ll find exhibits and displays to keep you entertained for days.
- Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin: You will not get many opportunities to get this close to Australia’s giant saltwater crocodiles. The covered boats go out on the cove in all weathers. It’s sure to be an exhilarating day.
- Fremantle Markets, Perth: Fremantle markets have indoor sections that will keep you out of the weather. Featuring over 150 stores selling anything from fresh produce to handmade goods by local artisans.
- Margaret River Caves: There are over 100 highly decorated limestone caves in the Margaret River Region. There are a handful that you can explore on a captivating tour.
Australian Capital Territory-
- Australian War Memorial, Canberra: Canberra is full of indoor activities, but none more special than a visit to the Australian War Memorial. The Memorial’s purpose is o commemorate the sacrifice of Australians who have been involved in wars. It combines a shrine, world-class museum and extensive archive.
- National Gallery of Australia, Canberra: The National Gallery of Australia has free entry and is home to the most valuable collection of art in Australia. It is comprised of over 155,000 works of art, including the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
- ArtVo, Melbourne: ArtVo is an interactice 3D art gallery with optical illusions that visitors can touch and explore. You will walk away from your self-guided visit with priceless images to show your family and friends.
- Puffing Billy Railway, near Melbounre: While some carriages have open windows so you may get a little wet in rainy weather, it’s still worthwhile! The Puffing Billy runs everyday and you will be amazed at the beauty of the Dandenong Ranges
- Limestone Coast Caves, Near Mt Gambier: Deep below the earth you will find approximately 800 caves in the Limestone Coast region. Naracoorte Caves are filled with stalagmites and stalactites as you explore the chambers. You will be amazed at the interiors of the caves.
- State Library of South Australia, Adelaide: This grand building is very impressive and there are daily and monthly themed tours which are worth doing. It also features numerous exhibitions, and you will have a great time exploring
- West Coast Wilderness Railway, Strahan to Queenstown: Hop aboard Tasmania’s wilderness railway that takes you through an ancient rainforest. You can sit back and enjoy the incredible scenery out your window.
- Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), near Hobart: No trip to Tasmania is complete without a trip to MONA. There is so much to look at and you will be sure to tell everyone about the interesting pieces on display.