Indoor Attractions Surfers Paradise

Indoor attractions Surfers Paradise plenty to choose rain or shine!

Indoor Bowling Surfers Paradise - one of the bowling options in Surfers Paradise.
Ten Pin Bowling In Surfers Paradise

Whether you are looking to get out of the rain or take a break from the sun and heat there is bound to be something to suit you.

There are lots of other activities that are indoors in the Gold Coast, check out my rainy day activities guide.

Indoor Bowling in Surfers! There's one next to TimeZone in the Centro. A great option for when it is raining and you want to get indoors! Or if the heat has you begging for air-conditioning.

Indoor Attractions Surfers Paradise

Here's somewhere to start if you are looking for some all weather attractions. I am sure you can find more, but this should give you the idea of what to do if you don't want to get rained on, or if you are looking for a bit of respite from the heat and humidity!

Follow the links to either location or indoor entertainment in Surfers Paradise.

By Location
Surfers Paradise Attractions

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Centro Surfers Paradise and Cavill Mall


Timezone Gold Coast Sign

This HUGE Timezone is up the escalators in the Centro Shopping Centre at the beach end of Cavill Mall.

As well as the usual video and electonic arcade games you can also play laser skirmish, go on the dodgem cars, or have a round of mini golf.

Two hour tickets are great value and the whole family can enjoy this enormous games area. It really is one of the outstanding indoor attractions in Surfers Paradise.

Undercover parking in the building - you'll have to pay, but check to see if they have any special parking deals. Open 9am to midnight.

Level 1, Centro Surfers Paradise, Cavill Mall
Ph 07 5539 9500

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Australian Shooting Academy

This is a real shooting gallery!  There is an age limit, 11 to 17 years must be accompanied by an adult and 18+ need to produce ID (drivers' licence, passport, id card etc).

Undercover parking in the building. Open 10am to 10pm.

Level 1, Centro Surfers Paradise, Cavill Mall
Ph 07 5527 5100

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Surfers Paradise Tenpin Bowling

Surfers Paradise Tenpin bowling

16 lane, air-conditioned tenpin bowling right on Cavill Mall.  This one is a great one for the kids with automatic bumper lanes.

Undercover parking in the building. Open 9am till late.

Level 1, Centro Surfers Paradise, Cavill Mall
Ph 07 5538 5222

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Circle on Cavill

Strike Bowling

Tenpin bowling in Circle on Cavill.  Great entertainment for the whole family.  They have special kids bowling and you can close off the gutters for the little ones too.  There is a bar and some food, for families better during the day.

Open 10am till late.  Special family and kids rates from 10am to 4pm only.

Circle on Cavill, 35 Cavill Ave
Ph 1300 787 453 (option 3 for general enquiries)

Chevron Renaissance


This experience will take you about 30 minutes once you are inside.  There can often be a queue.  If your children have an unusual fear of darkness this attraction isn't recommended.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. You also cannot take prams, stollers or children in backpacks.

Undercover parking accessible from Gold Coast Hwy. Open 10am to 10pm

Chevron Renaissance Centre, Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd & Elkhorn Ave
Ph 07 5526 8935

Paradise Day Spa and Bath House

Enjoy some pampering right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Located close to Infinity, why not enjoy some me time!  Minimum age is 12 years and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult at all times due to the licensing of this spa. Make sure you arrive early to unwind and truly enjoy your experience.

Beauty treatments, massage, packages and the bath house experience.

Open Monday to Sunday 10am to 6pm.  Out of hours appointments by arrangement.

Ph 07 5570 6661

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On or Near Surfers Paradise Boulevard

Q1 - Observation Deck - SkyPoint Observation Deck (formerly QDeck)

Q1's SkyPoint Observation Deck aka QDeck is a great spot on a sunny day, not so good on a rainy day!  If it is very rainy visibility will be low, but it will be dry!

You can enjoy a drink, coffee or cake in SkyPoint Cafe whilst you enjoy the views day or night. The ride in the lift is pretty awesome too as it is one of the world's fastest elevators! Whoosh! 77 Floors very fast.

Some parking under the building in reserved spots (you have to sign in and can only stay as long as you are at SkyPoint - check all the details). There's also Hamilton Ave Public Car Park, Centro Surfers Paradise or street parking on the meters.

Opening hours vary and sometimes it is closed due to private functions etc. Generally it is open Sunday - Thursday - 7:30am - 7pm with (last entry 6:30pm) and Friday & Saturday - 7:30am - till late.

After 8pm, SkyPoint becomes an over 18’s venue. Smart dress code applies & 18+ ID required. Smart dress code applies on Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm and is strictly 18+ ID required.

Level 77 & 78, Q1 Building, Cnr Clifford & Surfers Paradise Blv

Ph 07 5582 2700

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King Tutt's Putt Putt

There is both the option of indoor and outdoor games. You can choose.

There are three 18 hole themed mini golf courses to choose from.  There is also a new Bullseye Barn Shooting Gallery where you can take on the kids in shoot out!

Cnr of Surfers Paradise Blv & Pandanus Ave

Ph 07 5570 2277

Dracula's Haunted House

If you like Haunted House's this will creep you out.  Kids have to be over 10 to go in.  Includes the Deadly Australian Creatures collection where you come face to face with some scary locals! Lots of effect lighting and special effects.  Very scary!

And if you like it you can buy tickets for the Dracula's theatre show here too! Dracula's Theatre Show is at their Broadbeach venue between Pacific Fair and Jupiters Hotel and Casino (now known as The Star Gold Coast).

Open 10am till late 7 days.  Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC day.

Dracula's Haunted House
3177 Surfers Paradise Boulevard
Opposite Chevron Rennaissance

Ph 07 5592 5534

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On or near Gold Coast Highway

Wax Museum

What can I say!  It's a wax museum! All indoors!  There is The World in Wax and of course The Chamber Of Horrors!

Open 10am to 10pm.

56 Ferny Ave
Ph 07 5538 3975

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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

This attraction is currently closed and will be until late 2009.  This would be another great indoor attraction in Surfers Paradise!

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Gold Coast City Art Gallery Sign

Located at the Gold Coast Arts Centre which is on Bundall Road just go straight over Chevron Island from Surfers Paradise. The gallery houses art with a local Gold Coast theme as well as hosting national and international exhibitions.

Open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.  Weekends and Public Holidays 11am to 5pm.

Gold Coast Arts Centre 135 Bundall Road, Bundall
Ph 07 5581 6567

More information on Gold Coast City Art Gallery

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Other Suggestions For Indoor Activities In Gold Coast

Looking for some other ideas for indoor or all weather venues or entertainment?
Be inspired by my Gold Coast rainy day activity guide.


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