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Surfers Paradise Holidays

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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AU$101
Chateau Beachside

Chateau Beachside

Corner The Esplanade & Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise
3.5
of 5, from 380 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Surfers Paradise, this beachfront apartment is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Infinity Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise Beach. Sea World and Cavill Avenue are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Panorama Tower

Panorama Tower

30 Watson Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
3.5
of 5, from 32 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated on the waterfront, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Cavill Avenue and Surfers Paradise Beach. Jet Flight Simulator and Timezone are also within 10 minutes.

AU$131
Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise
4.2
of 5, from 363 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cascade Gardens, Cavill Avenue, and Surfers Paradise Beach. Harbour Day Spa and SkyPoint Observation Deck are also within 1 mi (2 km).

AU$114
Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

42 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
3.9
of 5, from 725 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wax Museum, Cavill Avenue, and Surfers Paradise Beach. Sea World is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

AU$223
Q1 Resort & Spa

Q1 Resort & Spa

9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise
4.2
of 5, from 389 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated on the Strip, this luxury apartment is within a 10-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise Beach, and Cavill Avenue. SkyPoint Climb and Jet Flight Simulator are also within 5 minutes.

AU$119
Mantra on View Hotel

Mantra on View Hotel

22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise
3.9
of 5, from 560 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Mantra on View Hotel is located a block from the beachfront Esplanade, one of Surfers Paradise's entertainment hotspots. A daily shuttle connects guests to Warner Bros. Movie World, SeaWorld, and Dreamworld within a half-hour. Jupiters Casino is a 15-minute drive south.

AU$140
Alpha Sovereign Hotel

Alpha Sovereign Hotel

138 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
3.7
of 5, from 330 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Surfers Paradise hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Adrenalin Park, Cavill Avenue, and Surfers Paradise Beach. Sea World is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

AU$153
Watermark Hotel & Spa

Watermark Hotel & Spa

3032 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
4.0
of 5, from 620 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Surfers Paradise hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck, Cavill Avenue, and Surfers Paradise Beach. SkyPoint Climb and Jet Flight Simulator are also within 5 minutes.

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