Wet Weather Ideas

There’s nothing better than curling up with a book and a hot beverage on a rainy day. If you’re on holidays in the Sutherland Shire though you may think your plans to go hiking in the national park or surf lesson are ruined… fear not! There are so many places to visit in rainy weather, you can think of this as an opportunity to do things you would have otherwise missed.

Where to take cover

Indoor recreation

If the kids are bouncing off the walls, take them to Climb Fit Kirrawee where they can rock climb up the walls,  Flip Out Caringbah where they can jump, flip and bounce till their hearts content or Inflatable World Miranda for the biggest indoor inflatable playground.

For something a bit more competitive why not ‘knock em down’ ten pin bowling style at Zone Bowling in Sylvania or head to X-Golf at Caringbah for Sydney’s best simulated golf experience. Practice your swing and play on world class courses.

Hazelhurst Arts Centre

This cultural haven showcases some of the best Australian and International artists. After a stroll around the gallery why not settle in at the beautiful Hazelhurst Café.

Cafe culture

A hot mocha, skinny cap, or macchiato? Another favourite pastime for locals when the weather is dreary is to head to a café, order something hot and settle in. Cronulla, Miranda Westfield and Gymea all have plenty of cute little cafes to choose from.

Spa treatment

The rain is almost like a sign that you should relax, put your plans on hold and visit a spa! A mani-pedi, hot stone massage, or rejuvenating facial will leave you glowing and feeling better than ever. Try Endota Spa at Cronulla or Gymea.


Keep your feet dry while shopping. There are plenty of great stores and shopping centres around the Shire, so you’re guaranteed to be kept busy for at least a day. Check out our complete guide to shopping in the Shire.

Catch a flick

You can still laugh in the rain! Catch a movie complete with popcorn and choc tops at Event Cinemas Miranda or Hoyts Cinemas Cronulla.

Read a Book

Snuggle up with a paperback from the enchanting Best Little Bookshop in Town a quaint bookshop, both located in Cronulla Mall. There are also a number of local libraries in the area as well if you’d prefer to borrow rather than buy.