No matter where your adventures take you these school holidays (sorry if you are in lockdown!) indoor experiences are a winner with everyone, any day of the week. Stay warm and still have lots of fun at these indoor attractions.
**Please check the venue for bookings before visiting to see if they are open and what COVID guidelines you may need to adhere to.
Indoor attractions SA
Limestone Coast Caves – Naracoorte and Tantanoola Caves, near Mt Gambier
Naracoorte Caves lead you through chambers dripping with stalagmites and stalactites, while Tantanoola Caves have been thousands of years in the making, displaying awe-inspiring interiors!
State Library of South Australia
This grand building is an absolute treasure, serving up a series of aesthetic delights. Daily and monthly themed tours of this site are sure to grab your attention.
Indoor attractions TAS
MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)
Weird, wacky and out of this world is what you get at MONA. This certainly is a museum with a difference and may make you question what real art is nowadays.
West Coast Wilderness Railway, Strahan to Queenstown
Be moved by one of Tassie’s top tourist attractions and hop aboard this wild railway that takes you through an ancient rainforest.
Queen Victoria Museum Inveresk, Launceston
QVMAG is Launceston’s home of art, science and history. Explore the permanent exhibitions such as The First Tasmanians: a story expo exploring the history and culture of Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
Indoor attractions NSW
Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum Tamworth
Bike enthusiasts assemble! Housing a private collection of 50+ motorcycles from the 50s through to the 80s, this is one museum and superb collection sure to rev your engine!
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Spread your wings at this beautiful butterfly house with hundreds of Aussie butterflies in an indoor subtropical setting. It’s both picturesque and peaceful!
Also check out Sea Life Aquarium, Opera House, Museum and more.
Indoor attractions VIC
Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum
This is one of the oldest observatories in regional Australia, housing some of the most outstanding telescope collections from the 18th and 21st centuries.
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum & Village, Warrnambool
Flagstaff Hill opens the doors to a maritime village and a museum that houses Victoria’s most extensive shipwreck collection. They’ve recently just gone through a significant redevelopment, now offering immersive digital installations which is sure to hold your attention during a visit.
Don’t forget there is also the Sea Life Aquarium, Melbourne Museum, Science works, and much more.
Indoor attractions WA
Margaret River Caves
More than 150 caves are spread across an area known as the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge, and a handful of them make for captivating tours.
WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle
The WA Maritime Museum represents Fremantle’s past, present and future as a coastal city and port. With extraordinary exhibitions and events, you’ll be excited to dive in and discover their offerings.
Indoor attractions QLD
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium, Mooloolaba
An award-winning aquarium where you get the opportunity to see marine life up close. It’s also the residence of the Sunshine Coast’s only colony of Little Blue Penguins.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Gold Coast
You won’t believe what’s in store for you at one of Australia’s most popular attractions. There are many strange and unbelievable things to cast your eyes on across 15 galleries.
Indoor attractions NT
Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin.
For those who like to live life on the edge, this is your ultimate opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most giant saltwater crocs.
World War II Darwin Oil Storage Tunnels
These tunnels were erected during World War II to protect Darwin’s oil supplies from the Japanese. A fascinating display of photographs lines the tunnels of the courageous men and women who served during the war.
Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs
From the Museum of Central Australia to the Central Australian Aviation Museum, there’s exhibits and displays to keep you entertained for days!
Don’t forget to check out your local museum and library to see what exciting exhibits and activities might be currently happening.