Queensland is a diverse and wonderful natural wonderland, with off-shore islands, miles of gorgeous coastline, forests, rivers, dams and waterfalls. But all that 'nature' is of course subject to Mother Nature herself.

Sometimes, despite the best laid plans, your holiday in paradise can go from sunny beaches to tropical downpours -not quite what the brochure advertised! That doesn't mean you have to scrap your holiday and sit around in your tent / cabin / hotel room staring at the walls. There's plenty of fun indoor - and outdoor - activities to enjoy in the Whitsundays when it rains.

Wet weather activity checklist:

Indoor fun:


Go play outside:

Thankfully for us, our rain is nice and warm - no icy showers here in North Queensland! So there's no reason not to get out and explore outdoors. 


Plan our adventures:

Visit the Big Mango Visitor Information Centre or give them a call on (07) 4786 4222: Come and have a chat to the staff and volunteers for some more wet weather ideas; if you're travelling they have all the information – guides, maps and first-hand experience – to plan your journey and can update on the latest warnings and forecasts. If there is a severe weather event forecast for your destination, they can help you research alternatives.

Lastly, as strange as it may seem, don't forget that all that torrential rain is part of the natural cycle of the Northern Australian environent. It makes the bush come alive, sustains our landscape and is even vital to reef health - without it, the Whitsundays wouldn't be any where near as beautiful as it is. That's the perfect excuse for a happy rain dance!