05 Jan Northern Beaches Rainy Day Activities
Much to the confusion of some international visitors, Sydney summers bring plenty of rain. Many international travellers expect stinking hot days all summer long. The reality is, Sydney experiences the wettest months from January until mid autumn. On the Northern Beaches, locals don’t let rain dampen their summer! There are plenty of rainy day activities which all visitors to the Northern Beaches can enjoy.
For the kids
The Northern Beaches is home to many kid-oriented indoor activities. There’s indoor rock climbing, trampolining, bowling, laser tag, and multiple play centres. For a quieter activity, you can find libraries in most suburbs which offer kids programs. When all else fails, there are plenty of cinemas across the area to watch the latest movies.
You’re spoiled for shopping choices when you visit the Beaches. The main attraction is Westfield Warringah Mall. You’ll find everything you’d expect from a large shopping centre. Around the iconic suburb of Manly, you’ll find a mixture of surf brands and small boutiques. From Manly to Palm Beach, you can find tonnes of small boutiques and home ware stores. Ask a local for their favourites! (Don’t miss our local markets guide, too.)
No holiday in Sydney is complete without testing the world-class cafe scene. Rainy days are perfect for trialling iconic local restaurants. On the Northern Beaches there’s everything from beach front fine dining to relaxed cafes. Palm Beach, Newport, Dee Why, and Manly are popular restaurant hubs. We’re particularly proud of our coffees and burgers, so be sure to try those!
Northern Beaches holiday accommodation
Beachside Breaks offers holiday rentals which are luxurious all year round.
Read a book with a stunning ocean outlook in the Freshwater Magic property (pictured above). Take a 50 metre stroll to from the Dee Why Beach Pad Dee Why Strand of restaurants. Stay right in the heart of the shopping district of Manly in the Concorde apartment.