• Freeland Hiking Co.

5 adventurous things to do in Sydney on a rainy day.

It’s raining. It’s pouring. But you’re not interested in laying around and snoring. You want to get out, and fill this drizzly day with something sparkly. Read on for 5 adventurous rainy-day ideas you can do right here in Sydney.

1. Jet Flight simulator

Ever wanted to know what it feels like to take off and land a plane? Well, Jet Flight Simulator out in Alexandria has got you covered. Choose from over 22,000 airports, and hop into the cockpit for the flight of your life.

2. Throw an axe

Got some pent up frustration? Then head over to Maniax in St Peters with a bunch of your mates for some serious throwing fun. You can join a public session, have a private class or even organise a 'date-night' to spice things up. The sessions last for around 2-hrs, but with an onsite bar and food joint, you can easily spend a rainy afternoon here.

3. Timezone, Haymarket

It’s not lame, I promise. This indoor arcade at Haymarket is throwback fun for all ages. You have laser tag, dodgem cars, and over 110 arcade games to choose from. Plus, you’ll be right next door to the cinema, paddy’s markets and a plethora of yummy food options; your whole day is sorted!

4. Go indoor skydiving

We agree sky diving in the rain sounds miserable (and kind of painful right?). So head over to iFly in Penrith for some indoor skydiving fun. You’ll be suited up, and lead to the ‘tunnel’ where a soft cushion of air will hold you weightless in the air for a totally unique experience. This one if for all ages too; the minimum is 3-yrs, and their is no maximum*

*legit. Someone over 100yrs has flown. Legend!

5. Take a hike in the Blue Mountains

Rain doesn’t always have to mean indoor activities. In fact, sometimes the best time to go hiking is in the drizzle when the birds are singing, and the trees are glistening. Check out Freeland Hiking Co.’s Blue Mountains Adventure Hike for the ultimate rainy-day adventure. Don't believe us, then just have a look at the smiling faces on a recent rainy hike in the Blue Mountains.

p.s. make sure you grab one of our hire raincoats when you’re booking to keep you dry and snug.

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We proudly support the LGBTQ+ community. We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in particular, the Eora, Dharawal, Dharug and, Gundungurra Nations who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land upon which we walk.