Rainy Day activities for the family
Day Trip to Arrowtown
Visit the Lakes District Museum and Chinese Settlement.
Day Trip to Milford Sound
It may be fine at Milford Sound even if it’s raining in town. Otherwise the waterfalls are spectacular in the rain.
Day Trip to Wanaka
Visit Puzzling World, Transport & Toy Museum, Clip ‘N Climb, Crossfire, Warbirds and Wheels, Cinema Paradiso or have a play at the Wanaka Pool or Recreation Centre.
Alpine Aqualand, Frankton
Leisure pool, lazy river, hydroslide, lap pool, hot pool.
The Bead Shop, Queenstown
Design your own wearable art.
Below Zero Ice Bar, Queenstown
Visit the biggest Ice Bar in Australasia!
Chipmunks Playland and Café
Lots of indoor fun to entertain the kids while you enjoy our café with friends or leave the little ones in our care.
Gorgeous boutique cinema, open from 10.30am daily.
Discovery Day – Queenstown Sightseeing
Half or full-day family adventures!
Unravel the mystery and escape the room in one hour.
New Zealand's scariest haunted house! Spine-tingling surprises and lots of fun – if you're brave enough!
Game Over Queenstown
Grand Prix indoor karting, Lazer Tag and much more!
Highlands Jurassic Safaris
Journey through the forest in a warm, dry vehicle and discover a taste of the Jurassic era! Near Cromwell.
The latest day-out destination, FASTlaps Porsche rides available for adults, motorsport museum, mini golf, go-karting and café. Near Cromwell.
Kawarau Bungy Centre
Watch bungy jumpers, discover the history of bungy jumping, experience a thrilling zipride and enjoy lunch.
Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown
Lots to see under cover, cosy café, umbrellas available.
Minus 5° ICE BAR, Queenstown
Come inside and marvel at a room where EVERYTHING is carved from ice.
Odyssey Sensory Maze
Feel your way from one illusory room to another – each of the zones is different, exciting and unexpected.
Off Road Adventures 4x4 Scenic Tours
Stay inside a warm vehicle on our exciting 4x4 adventure.
Off Road Adventures Quad Bike or Buggy Tours
Even more fun in the wet! We have kids' quads, a tour that is tailor-made for families and wet weather gear.
Paintball Central, Cromwell
It’s often dry in Cromwell when raining in town so come on out and enjoy some action adventure!
Queenstown Ice Arena - winter only
Comfy skates, sleds and other kids' accessories.
Three screens and all the latest releases.
Award-winning, action-packed, multi-sensory experience! Strap in, grab your gun and try to survive!
SITE Trampoline Playground
Have fun and build confidence at SITE trampoline.
Southern Discoveries Mt Nicholas Farm Experience
A great boat trip combined with farm tour.
Te Anau Glowworm Caves
Boating and glowworms, all in an underground cave.
Thrillzone – a World of Thrills!
Fun and adrenaline with 360° Drift and 360° Battleground including Paintless Paintball, Laser Tag and Hero Blast.
TSS Earnslaw / Walter Peak High Country Farm
Combined with a farm tour, this is a great trip, rain or shine.
Underwater Observatory, Queenstown
Life under the surface of the lake; see the trout, salmon and eels in their natural habitat.
Vortex 12D Motion Theatre/360⁰ VR
State-of-the-art motion theatre; a white-knuckle adventure with lots of surprises!
Ziptrek – Flying Fox Ecotours, Queenstown
Harness up and fly through the air while keeping dry under the tree canopy – a guided ecological adventure.