Surfers Paradise is the ultimate dream place for surfing, relaxing and luxurious lifestyle. It's located on the Goldcoast of Queensland, and offers some of the best beaches in the world!
Surfers Paradise is a suburb on the goldcoast in Queensland and is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Australia. Here you'll find a perfect match of modern city life and beach life. The skyline with huge skyscrapers is impressive, but so are the beaches, as Surfers Paradise has some of the best and cleanest beaches in the world! Nice cafes and restaurants are along the beachfront. Just grab your towel after a long day of shopping and hit the beach.
Night life, shopping, theme parks and so much more - Surfers Paradise has it all!
The city is full of action, not only by day, but also by night. Bars and clubs start buzzing with people in the early evening, and there are all kinds of events to keep you entertained such as street artists and circus acts around Cavill Mall. Most of the bars are located along Orchid Avenue and some offer discounts for backpackers.
Gold Coast theatres offer live performances and there are also cabaret restaurants for a nice evening out.
Surfers Paradise is close to many of Queensland's theme parks such as Dreamworld, which is the biggest theme park in Australia. There is also the famous Dracula's Haunted House, which is located in the centre of Surfers Paradise. This is not recommended if you're easily scared, as this horror house will without a doubt give you the creeps. For more sophisticated activities there are some art galleries with local artists showcases. See the Gold Coast Art Gallery located in 135 Bundall Rd.
To get a bird perspective, check out the Q1 Observation Deck in the Hamilton Avenue, which is a super fast elevator that takes you up to 322 meters from the sea level. There is also a cinema and a bar located in the building. And if you are up to some serious shopping, head to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Market and in the Central Business District you'll find the Cavill Mall. Cavill Avenue is the main shopping district.
Surfing, and other activities, in Surfers Paradise
For water sports enthusiasts there are lots of things to do. And to be honest you can't travel to Surfers Paradise without getting some exercise by taking surfing lessons. After you've tried yourself, it’s fun to just watch how easy the pros do it. Check out the exciting Quiksilver Pro Surfing Competition and Surf Lifesaving Championships, which are both held in March.
From the Main beach, you can rent water equipment such as wake boards, body boards, and surfboards. We also recommend going on a Jet Ski Safari located right by Main Beach on Seaworld Dr - it's the thrill of a life time!
There are also fishing charters and parasailing options for those who don’t want to get wet, but love the sea breeze.
In case you want a heart thumping experience, take a leap from amazing heights with bungee rope rapped around your feet. Why not get the ultimate adrenaline rush by trying after-dark bungee jumping?
Accommodation in Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise might not be the cheapest place on earth, but you can still find some great backpacker hostels and affordable hotels.