Hamilton Island Rainy Day Fun Guide Posted by Hamilton Island - 9 July 2018 The fun doesn’t stop if rain clouds appear over Hamilton Island, in fact, we have plenty of options to continue the holiday fun and keep everyone entertained. We’ve compiled our ultimate wet weather guide to keep you enjoying your time on Hamilton Island. 1) Book in for a long lunch What it looks like when you order everything on the menu. Photo by Tara Milk Tea. All of our restaurant venues have under cover sections. Why not get the group together, book in for a long lunch, and enjoy your favorite peoples company as you work your way through our delicious food and beverage options on offer. Lunch with a view on your own private island. Photo by Kara Rosenlund. One possibility you might not have considered is taking the ferry to the Golf Clubhouse and settling in for lunch there. Even if it is raining, the view is still a sight to be seen, and the food is second to none. 2) Visit the Wildlife You can even have breakfast with the koalas. The WILD LIFE Park is mostly under cover and visits can still be made with a few rain clouds. So, why not throw on your rain jackets and take a tour the park! Enjoy the thrill of going on an Australian animal adventure and meet some of the most loved, feared and unique animals Australia has to offer. With daily tours, feeding sessions and animal photo experiences, as well as the special ‘Breakfast with the Koalas’, there are plenty of ways to enjoy time at the Wildlife Park. 3) Relax and refresh at the spa Nothing but calm at Spa wumurdaylin. When you’re lying on the massage table, we plan to eliminate any worries you might have and make you feel like you’re a million miles away… The outdoor world will slide away and that includes forgetting about the rain outside. Lie back and let the team assist you to feel relaxed, refreshed and replenished with a range of treatment options to choose from at Spa wumurdaylin. 4) Take the ATV tour or check out the quad bikes for kids These activities are fun in the sun but when rain falls on the track, you get the added thrill of mud and puddles… Also known as: Splash time! Just add water for additional fun! Photo by Kasey_m. For the junior thrill seeker, the quad bikes are a safe and fun option. Riding through mud and puddles is bound to deliver smiles to their faces, and the addition of water won’t phase them a bit. Kids love to play in the rain and it’s normally still nice and warm since we’re in a tropical location. Be prepared to get a little dirty! The googles come in handy in the wet. Photo by Keverson95. The same goes for adults taking our offroad ATV tour. These are “All Terrain Vehicles” after all and some water on the track just adds to the fun. 5) Have a movie day If the rain decides to hang around for a bit and it’s time to lay low, the best thing to do is snuggle in and relax for the day - sometimes enforced downtime is exactly what we need! We’ve got everything you need to make this activity a success. Either visit the island DVD store and hire a movie or, if you’re at one of our resorts you can access movies via the pay-per-view options. The perfect excuse to order in delicious grazing platters. Photo by MollyMckay. When it comes to figuring out what to eat, either dial up room service or if you’re keen to venture out, there are plenty of take-away options. From a Manta Ray pizza, Fish n Chips, Bob’s Bakery, or seafood platters from Fishi, to the endless options at IGA including popcorn, ice-creams and lollies for the ultimate lounging experience. 6) Have a round of bowling When the bowling alley could be mistaken for a nightclub... The kegal bowling alley is a great place for a lively indoor activity. Get your restless juniors or your friends that can’t sit still and challenge them to a group competition. There are glow in the dark lanes, fun dance tunes and arcade games too. It’s all about having fun and making it a casual and memorable experience. There is also a bar available if you want to have a few drinks or even try out the slushy machine, it isn’t just for kids! 7) Take an art class Creating sunshine on a rainy day with colourful jewel toned art works. Photo by sarah_rtw. The art gallery classes on Hamilton Island are a fantastic place to learn new skills, be creative and make your very own master piece. Best of all you can take home your piece of art as a memento of your trip. There are classes for all ages, experiences and it’s all about enjoying the chance to embrace your creative flair. Our pro-tip is to make sure you bring along something to drink and some snacks. 8) Holiday cocktails at One Tree Hill, Sails, Reef Lounge, Marina Tavern or the Swim-up Pool Bar Cheers to cocktails on a rainy day. Photo by sandisieger. Sitting back with a delicious cocktail or mocktail is what holidays are all about and this doesn’t stop if rain begins to drop. Bring a book, chat up a storm to your holiday companions, listen to live music (we have resident musicians who play around the island- check the app for their times and locations) or challenge our bartenders to make one of your favorite drinks. The island bar staff can also surprise you with some Hamilton Island specialties, that you’ll no doubt love so much, you’ll be asking for their secret recipes! 9) Get active. Take a class at the sports club or hit a round at the golf driving range Stretching it out at the Sports Club. Photo by bewellbycarley. At our Sports Club we now offer six “VIRTUAL group fitness classes” including RPM, Body Pump, CX Worx, Body Balance, Sh’bam or Body Combat which are bound to get the oxygen flowing! You can also use the sauna to sweat it out or take one of the classes with an instructor such as pilates, yoga or a HIIT class. With so many options to choose from you’ll be able to find something right up your alley and it’s a great place to try something new. Getting into the swing of it at the driving range. Alternatively, the driving range is a great setting for a bit of wet weather fun. Free of the rain, our undercover driving range can help improve your golf swing and you can try out your accuracy hitting the balls into the drop targets on the lake. There are daily prizes and anyone from beginners to pros can give this one a go. 10) Most importantly check out our wet weather guide on the Hamilton Island App All the information you need on a rainy day at your finger tips. Photo by petotchini_. The App is where our team will update the daily activity guide based on weather conditions, what can still go ahead and what indoor additions they have added to the day’s guide to ensure you have plenty to do. Activities that often make their way on to the guide are fun things like indoor movies, laser tag, trivia or bingo, table tennis competitions, pool table comps at the Marina Tavern and much more. We'll have many fun ideas for kids and adults alike on wet weather days. Now tag... you're it! About the Author Part of the Whitsundays, and in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most spectacular and sought-after holiday destinations. On a holiday to Hamilton Island, you'll be surrounded by pristine white beaches, and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life.