Surfers Paradise Travel Guide

One of Australia's most popular holiday destinations, Surfers Paradise is the ultimate fusion of beach and city set on Queensland's stunning coastline. Boasting near perfect weather year round, Surfers Paradise is just that - a haven for board riders and all kinds of water activities.

Enjoying a stunning skyline, Surfers Paradise buzzes with an electric vibe of sophistication, glitz and glamour, beachside beauty and vibrant nightlife. There are also a fantastic range of family friendly attractions close by including the Gold Coast's famous theme parks.

Of course the stunning beaches and impressive surf are some of the biggest attractions however Surfers is also home to a great range of shopping ranging from designer brands to bargain outlets and everything in between. Surfers also offers a huge range of dining options, art galleries and novelty attractions including Dracula's Haunted House, the Hard Rock Cafe, Ripleys Believe It Or Not, Wax Museum, Slingshot, Golf Club, and much more.

As night falls, Surfers Paradise really comes to life with 24 hour entertainment under the dazzling city lights, with Cavill Avenue at the centre. Bars and nightclubs are scattered along the streets and pulse with the music and lights of the excitement inside. However, if you prefer a more relaxed pace, the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets are a more relaxed alternative and provide a pleasant way to spend the night each Wednesday and Friday. Over 120 market stalls scatter the promenade offering everything from artwork, handicrafts and souvenirs to fashion, accessories, jewellery, homewares and beauty products.

As the Gold Coast's most famous destination and home to the largest range of accommodation and apartments, Surfers Paradise frequently hosts events throughout the year and it is during this time that the action really hots up. The Surf Life Saving Championships and Quicksilver Pro Surfing Competition keep the beaches busy in March while the iconic Indy Racing Carnival in October really gets your engines revving.

Australia's very own 'city that never sleeps', Surfers Paradise is a glittering holiday hub of 24 hour entertainment, dining and restaurants options. Queensland's amusement capital, Surfers Paradise offers an array of nightclubs, theme parks, novelty attractions and beaches within a two kilometre radius (see Map).


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