There is nothing quite like rain to ruin a perfectly planned travel itinerary. But if you are traveling to Sydney, don’t despair. There are actually plenty of things you can see and do in the city even when the sun decides not to show up. Make sure you add this list of indoor all-weather activities in Sydney to fill your time even on a rainy day.
Find a Good Cocktail Bar
Fortunately, Sydney is home to many cocktail bars that you can waste your time in when you do not want to go outside. One of the most interesting attractions in Sydney includes underground bars. Many of Sydney’s bars open at lunchtime so you can drop by whenever you feel like it. One of the things that you can enjoy when you head to an underground bar is the controlled climate so it never feels as cold as it is outside. Some of the best booze cellars to check out in Sydney on a rainy day include The Baxter Inn, Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern, Lobo Plantation, and Stitch Bar.
Enroll in a Class or Workshop
There are plenty of workshops and classes offered in Sydney at any time of the year. Exploit the rainy days as an opportunity to stay indoors and attend the class of your choice. From cooking classes, to handicraft making, and photography classes, there is something for everyone to do and learn from. Whether you want to learn a new skill or upgrade your existing skills, it is a fun way to make the most of your time indoors.
Play Games at the Pubs
Find a local pub quiz night, this is a favourite Australian activity that is best enjoyed with a group for maximum brain power and the best chances to win. You can also find ping-pong nights or pool competitions and your local friendly pub. The family might enjoy some arcade games at a local Sydney pub too. It is a fun experience and Coogee Pavilion and Daniel San are just a few examples of pubs that have a ground floor for arcade games.
Watch the Night Sky
On a cold and clear night, the Sydney Observatory is the perfect destination to go to. There are night tours offered at the observatory. This museum is available for public access throughout the year. Get the chance to use the telescope at the domed tower or marvel at the constellations in the planetarium.
Cozy Up in a Restaurant
There is nothing better than a warm and cozy meal to brighten up even a rainy day. When you are in Sydney, the rain is a perfect excuse to head out to some of the city’s coziest restaurants. The Dove & Olive in Surrey Hills is one cozy restaurant you need to add on your list. They have an open fire that will keep you warm throughout your meal. They also offer meal specials starting at $9 so it is a great option for budget-conscious travelers, too.
Another cozy spot to dine in during a rainy day in Sydney is Neighborhood. Located in Bondi, it has a dark and moody interior made of dark wood. They also have a wide selection of drinks to keep you warm on a rainy, winter night. Other cozy restaurants to consider when it rains in Sydney are Char & Co, Shuk, and Casoni.