When the rain looms over us, it’s sometimes difficult to find something fun to do. Nevertheless, Auckland is a city full of excitement with plenty of cool indoor activities and fun things to do on a rainy day. Luckily, we’ve complied a list of 10 of the best things to do when it’s raining in Auckland.
1. Hangout at Holey Moley
Holey Moley Golf Club is a quirky chain offering an entertaining mini golf experience paired with drinks, cocktails and scrumptious food. With plenty of insta-worthy moments in this house of fun, it’s the perfect place to spend a few hours on a rainy date. Plus, it makes an excellent date idea. To book, visit the Holey Moley website.
📍 204 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
2. Get lost in a maze
Odyssey Sensory Maze is one of the best things in do in Auckland, and the coolest place to get lose for an hour or two among quirky mirrors, dark tunnels and bright lights.
📍Lower Basement Metro Centre, 291 – 297 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
3. Visit a famous film workshop
The renowned Wētā Workshop Unleashed is an immersive experience that teaches visitors all about the wacky world of movie making. Opt for a 90-minute tour focused on three original film concepts: a nail-biting horror, a fantasy epic, and a mind-bending sci-fi. Book your experience here.
📍Convention Centre Level 5/88 Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
4. Go stargazing
Stardome Observatory is a 360-degree indoor planetarium which was founded in 1967 in the One Tree Hill domain. It’s a superb place to get cosy with a date, experience the magic of hyper-realistic and fully immersive showcases, while diving into endless conversations. (temporarily closed for building repairs)
📍670 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1345, New Zealand
5. Catch a movie
Why not cosy up at the cinema with one of the best new blockbuster movies? Graciously, we’ve already listed the best new films to see at the cinema in Auckland this season. Definitely, one of the best things to do when it’s raining in Auckland.
6. Hit a rock climbing wall
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, rock climbing is a unique thing to do for the adventurists among us. With a range of rock climbing centres across the city, you’ll be spoilt for options. For example, Clip N Climb is a hugely popular indoor climbing concept, featuring 34 fun and challenging climbing walls for you to complete.
📍Capitol Cinema, 610 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1041
7. Get spooked
Head to this horror theme park, Spookers, in a former psychiatric hospital filled with scary zombies, horrific clowns and much more spookiness. It’s mostly covered so you won’t need to worry about the rain while you run for your life. Certainly, one of the best things to do while it’s raining in Auckland.
📍833 Kingseat Road, Kingseat 2580, New Zealand
8. Get competitive at an adventure centre
Archie Brothers Cirque Electric is the ultimate funhouse. With fabulous arcade games from bowling to VR gaming, a dazzling diner, a neon lit cocktail bar with the most whimsical cocktails…it’s an ideal place to hide in Auckland. Alternatively, Game Over Auckland is an indoor adventure centre has a range of thrilling attractions to enjoy on a rainy day. Read all about it here.
9. Be inspired at a museum or gallery
There’s a range of thrilling museums and galleries to explore in Auckland – most offering free entrance. Some of the best museums to see are Auckland War Museum for history geeks, the Museum of Transport and Technology for fans of technology and Auckland Art Gallery for art lovers. Plus, it’s one of the best things to do alone in Auckland.
10. Load up on indulgent food
From the best pizzas to the best brunches, desserts such as cookies and dreamy donuts or even the most ig-worthy dishes around Auckland – there’s plenty of food to eat in a cosy setting while the rain pours down.