About the Area

Surfers Paradise is one of the most famous holiday destinations in Australia and is renowned as Australia's playground.

Amongst Surfers Paradise's skyline of high rises looking over a long stretch of beach is a mix of modern international entertainment, city and casual beach culture.

Surfers Paradise has something for everyone, including families, couples and singles looking a varied and memorable holiday experience.

Adrenalin seekers can jump on a bus and head to the Gold Coast's famous theme parks, Dreamworld, SeaWorld, Movie World or Wet 'n' Wild. Or head into the centre of Surfers Paradise for the adrenalin rush of the Banzai Bungey, Sling Shot or Flycoaster.

For breakfast, lunch and dinner you can choose from alfresco cafes, ethnic restaurants, informal family bistros or boutique pubs.

When night falls, the vibrant nightlife Surfers Paradise is famous for takes over. Bars and nightclubs come alive and the streets fill up with people.

If you want to enjoy a spot of shopping, Surfers Paradise offers everything from top-end designers to outlet bargain shops and beachfront markets.

For more of a slower pace, simply grab your towel and hit the famous stretch of beach where you can breathe in the fresh ocean air, or if you're feeling adventurous take a surf lesson!

Things to do on the Gold Coast:

  • Dracula's Theatre Restaurant
  • Q1 Observation Deck
  • Pacific Fair and Harbour Town shopping centres
  • Theme parks
  • The Star Gold Coast
  • Night markets
  • Surfing
  • Hinterland wine tour
  • Gold Coast canals and waterways tour
  • Jet Ski and parasailing
  • Ten pin bowling
  • Mini golf
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not