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Surfers ParadiseGold Coast

Visit one of Australia’s most popular vacation spots and dive in the waves, spot humpback whales, go shopping or enjoy the fun family attractions and nightlife.

Surfers Paradise is one of Australia’s favourite holiday playgrounds. Take a surfing lesson, go shopping, visit a family attraction or book a boat trip. There is plenty to do in this highly developed stretch of coastline, which is known for its consistently good surf, family fun and nightlife.

The compact stretch of canals, malls and boulevards is part of the Gold Coast: Australia’s sixth largest city. Nearly a century ago, Jim Cavill built the Surfers Paradise Hotel here, in a settlement that later was named after his hotel. Sun-kissed Surfers Paradise has been hugely popular with tourists ever since.

Stroll along the golden beach and admire the outdoor artworks. The beach is patrolled by Australia’s iconic Surf Life Savers and you can safely swim between the flags. Take a surfing lesson and ride the waves of the warm Pacific Ocean. Make a splash during an amphibian safari, thrilling jet boat ride or river kayak trip. From May to October you can also book a whale-watching tour.

Just away from the beach is the mall, with its shops, restaurants, street performers and indoor attractions. Popular are Ripleys Believe it or Not! Odditoreum and the Timezone gaming arcade with mini golf, laser games and bowling halls.

For a picnic, take the family to Les Rogers Memorial Sanctuary, where the kids can peek into Big Foot’s cave, or the Cascade Gardens with its huge playground and oversees war memorials.

After dark, browse the market stalls on the esplanade during the Wednesday and Friday Beachfront Markets. On a Friday or Saturday night, join a lantern-led ghost tour to discover local dark secrets. Trendy “Surfers” is the nightlife precinct of the Gold Coast and you can take your pick from typical Australian pubs, luxury lounge bars or pumping nightclubs.

Surfers Paradise is serviced by public transport from the Queensland capital Brisbane and close to the Gold Coast airport.


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QT Gold Coast
QT Gold Coast
5 out of 5
Cnr Gold Coast Highway And Staghorn Ave, 7 Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$186 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.

Located in Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is steps away from King Tutts Putt Putt and Slingshot. Surfers Paradise Beach and Chevron Renaissance are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"The hotel has a really cool / funky vibe. Staff are very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2021

QT Gold Coast
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
5 out of 5
6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$179 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.

This family-friendly Gold Coast hotel is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Cavill Avenue and Surfers Paradise Beach. SkyPoint Observation Deck ...

3.7/5Good! (984 reviews)

"Great staff. Electric motor on vaccum was sparking when tried to use. Replaced within a few hours on reporting. Lifts very crowded. No chance of social distancing if needed. King bed badly lopsided on one side.Clean friendly thumbs up"…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec. 2020

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Mantra on View Hotel
Mantra on View Hotel
4.5 out of 5
22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$136 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.

Located in Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is steps away from Infinity Attraction, Surfers Paradise Beach and Chevron Renaissance. Cavill Avenue and Slingshot ...

4.1/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"Very helpful staff helped to clear up our booking issue"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2021

Mantra on View Hotel
Q1 Resort & Spa
Q1 Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$240 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.

Located in Surfers Paradise, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Surfers Paradise Beach, Cavill Avenue and Timezone. Ripley's Believe It or ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,109 reviews)

"From the start, Q1 has been fantastic. Very friendly staff, great pool for Adults and Kids and the rooms are spacious and very clean. The poolside bar has great food at reasonable prices."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2021

Q1 Resort & Spa
Novotel Surfers Paradise
Novotel Surfers Paradise
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$160 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.

Located in Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is steps away from Cavill Avenue and Timezone. SkyPoint Observation Deck and Surfers Paradise Beach are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,087 reviews)

"I have stayed before and know what to expect! I love the placement of the hotel and the quality and presentation of the rooms have always met our expectations."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2021

Novotel Surfers Paradise
Alpha Sovereign Hotel
Alpha Sovereign Hotel
4 out of 5
138 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is AU$104 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.

Located in Surfers Paradise, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of King Tutts Putt Putt, Surfers Paradise Beach and Slingshot. Chevron Renaissance and Cavill ...

3.8/5Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Well priced and located close to surfers Reception staff great"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2021

Alpha Sovereign Hotel
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