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Your Guide to Surfers Paradise


Surfers Paradise is the main hub of activity on the Gold Coast. It’s front and centre in all the campaigns, so it’s Surfers Paradise beaches, restaurants and attractions you’ve likely seen advertised. And for good reason. It’s damn beautiful.

From the thundering sapphire waves crashing down onto golden sand beaches to the most incredible array of attractions to every kind of dining your heart desires this destination knows how to please.
Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Surfers Paradise Coastline | Discover Queensland

This is where you’ll find meter maids in gold bikinis, Q1 (tallest building in the southern hemisphere), and the famous beaches.

A holiday to this Gold Coast hot spot means there is always something to do from hanging out and playing beach cricket, to checking out the local attractions, to dropping by the latest event that’s hitting Cavil Mall, to relaxing poolside at your resort, boredom is a thing of the past in Surfers Paradise.

It’s also smack bam in the middle of the Gold Coast, making it the perfect base to explore north to the theme parks and south towards the hinterland.

HOW TO GET THERE
By Air – You can fly to the Gold Coast airport and get a short 30 minute transfer (or Uber) to Surfers Paradise. Alternatively you can also fly into Brisbane Airport and get an hour transfer to your hotel.

By Rail – You can jump on a train to several stops including Helensvale Train Station in the North and jump on a tram to take you directly into Surfers Paradise. Coming from the south you can catch a train into Varsity Lakes and jump on a connecting bus.

By Road – The Gold Coast is an easy one hour drive south from Brisbane straight down the pacific motorway or 1 hour north of Byron Bay.
 
SURFERS PARADISE MUST DO
  1. Hang Out at Surfers Paradise Beach 
    Surfers Paradise beach | Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Image by @taryn_ellen via Instagram | Discover Queensland Surfers Paradise Beach | Image by @taryn_ellen via Instagram
  2. Visit at least ONE Local Attraction 
    Timezone Surfers Paradise | Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Image by @benny1508 | Discover Queensland Timezone Surfers Paradise | Image by @benny1508 via Instagram
  3. Take in the Views from SkyPoint Observation Deck (atop Q1) 
    Q1 Sky Climb in Surfers Paradise | Image by @renee_ek | Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Discover QueenslandQ1 Sky Climb in Surfers Paradise | Image by @renee_ek
  4. Enjoy a Cruise (we love the Aqua Duck for novelty value) 
    Aqua Duck Surfers Paradise @aquaduck_safaris | Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Discover QueenslandAqua Duck Surfers Paradise | Image by @aquaduck_safaris via Instagram
  5. Stroll Through the Beachfront Markets
    @surfersparadisemarkets | Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Discover QueenslandSurfers Paradise Beachfront Markets | Image by @surfersparadisemarkets
 
SURFERS PARADISE DINING
Best Breakfasts
Pancakes in Paradise 
Pancakes in Paradise @geraldhensley | Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Discover Queensland Pancakes in Paradise | Image by @geraldhensley via Instagram

Paradox Coffee Roasters
Bumbles Café
Bazaar 
QT Gold Coast's Bazaar Surfers Paradise Dining by @lifestock_yuuki | Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Discover QueenslandBazaar at QT Gold Coast | Image by @lifestock_yuuki via Instagram

If you’re looking for our favourite Breakfast restaurants check out this blog for more details.
 
Best Lunches & Dinners
Baritalia
Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club
Tribeca NYC
Read our blog on Our 5 Favourite Family Restaurants for more details!
 
Best 5 Star Dining
Seaduction
Seascape Restaurant and Bar
Citrique 
Citrique | Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Discover Queensland | Image by @surfersparadisemarriottresort via InstagramCitrique | Image by @surfersparadisemarriottresort via Instagram

Misono Japanese Steakhouse 
Misono Japanese Steakhouse |Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Image by @applellacuna via Instagram | Discover QueenslandMisono Japanese Steakhouse | Image by @applellacuna via Instagram

 
SURFERS PARADISE ATTRACTIONS
Infinity Maze
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Aqua Duck Tours
Gold Coast Watersports
Timezone
Ten Pin Bowling at either Strike or Surfers Paradise Tenpin
Mini Golf at Holey Moley or King Tutt’s Putt Putt
The Wax Museum
River Cruise
Slingshot & Vomatron Amusement Rides
Ice Skating at Planet Chill
Jet Boat Extreme Rides
iFly Indoor Sky Diving
Crazy Cat Café
7D Cinema
 
SURFERS PARADISE ACCOMMODATION
Surfers Paradise accommodation is plentiful, but can be overwhelming!  Call us on 1300 788 553 for a personalised holiday recommendation and for our specials!

Family Favourites
Surfers Paradise Marriott
Here you will find unparalleled service, dining, and facilities including waterslide, waterfall, whirlpool and tropical fish in the sandy lagoon! Plus it’s also great for couples.
Surfers Paradise Marriott | Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Image by @violetgrace_ via Instagram | Discover QueenslandSurfers Paradise Marriott | Image by @violetgrace_ via Instagram

Mantra Towers of Chevron
This resort is sporting the largest lagoon pool in Surfers and an ideal central location, along with great sized apartments.
Lagoon Pool Area at Mantra Towers of Chevron formerly The Towers of Chevron Renaissance | Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Discover Queensland

Paradise Resort
Families don’t need to leave this resort with themed rooms, an amazing kids club, waterpark with cannons and tipping bucket (a separate water park for small children), daily activities this is heaven for kids and paradise for parents.
Paradise Resort by @paradiseresortgc via Instagram | Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Discover QueenslandParadise Resort | Image by @paradiseresortgc via Instagram

Couples Will Love
Artique Resort Apartments
Picture incredible panoramic views, spacious apartments, and a great location.
Artique Resort Surfers Paradise | Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Discover Queensland

Hilton Surfers Paradise
Utter luxury in the heart of Surfers Paradise, a short walk to the beach, surrounded by shopping and attractions!
Hilton Surfers Paradise | Image by @hiltonsurfersparadise via Instagram | Your Guide to Surfers Paradise | Discover Queensland Hilton Surfers Paradise | Image by @hiltonsurfersparadise via Instagram

Surfers Aquarius
For those who love the beach, Surfers Aquarius is one of the only absolute beachfront resorts in Surfers.
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If you are looking for an iconic Gold Coast holiday with plenty of things to do and see, beaches to enjoy, restaurants to dine at, and several accommodation options to choose between – Surfers is the place for you! Call us now on 1300 788 553 to book your Surfers Paradise getaway!


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