Unlike the rest of the world, Newcastle weather is sufficiently sunny that you can just stay in bed all day when it rains on a Sunday, because it only happens twice a year. But on those two days, why not get out and explore our fine city, in the absence of everyone else? Here is a list of top things to do in Newcastle on a rainy sunday.
1. Skinny Dipping at the Bogey Hole
Chances are noone will be outside if it’s raining, and if you’re going to break the law by swimming at the Bogey Hole, you may as well do it naked. Rain drops on your skin, with the mixed textures of slimy moss and spiky rocks under your feet. Tetanus innoculation never felt so thrilling!
2. Slide down King Edward Park on a Sign
Whilst you’re in the vicinity, why not slide down King Edward park on an Esky Lid, Body board, Street sign. You never really use the skin on your back and thighs anyway, that’s what clothes are made for. So why not lose a little and laugh alot. Image: Newcastle Herald.
3. Hide away in a Cafe / Why not Momo?
Anywhere you’re hiding away in a cafe drinking coffee with rain outside is a win. Momo Wholefoods is as good as anywhere. Plus they have Tumeric Lattes for when you’re Osteoarthritis plays up in the rain. Image: What Jane Did.
4. Enjoy the Solitude at Newcastle Farmer’s Markets
I love a good battle and there’s nothing I enjoy more than jousting baguettes on a bustling Sunday morning with the rest of the hipsters at the markets. But there is a certain beauty in boycotting ColesWorth and purchasing organic sustainable focal and supporting the local economy in the absence of a bazillion people. You should try it.
5. Unleash your inner Art Critic
Who doesn’t love wandering art galleries when it’s raining, there’s certainly no point in doing it when it’s sunny. Three options are Newcastle Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery or the Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG). All are open on a Sunday.