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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 favorite 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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Top Hotels in Surfers Paradise

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 $116 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29

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

4.2/5Excellent! (951 reviews)

"I loved the location! so close to the beach and pretty much everything else!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 11, 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 $162 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

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! (960 reviews)

"Great Hotel, wonderful clean room, room service was amazing"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2021

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Novotel Surfers Paradise
Novotel Surfers Paradise
4.5 out of 5
Cnr Surfers Paradise Blvd and Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $113 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12

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

4.1/5Very Good! (987 reviews)

"Good central location. Helpful staff. The updated rooms have been done nicely."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Novotel Surfers Paradise
voco Gold Coast
voco Gold Coast
4.5 out of 5
31 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $100 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12

Located in Surfers Paradise, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise Beach, and Cavill Avenue. Chevron Renaissance ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,371 reviews)

"I like how close it was to Cavill avenue and I loved the view from the room. I wished the pool on the 1st floor was opened though. I kinda wished the bathtub was bigger though because my partner and I tried to have a romantic valentines bath together and it was uncomfortable. I love the bed. Best ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2021

voco Gold Coast
Q1 Resort & Spa
Q1 Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
The price is $196 per night from Mar 18 to Mar 19

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! (3,124 reviews)

"Great location and good price, extremely slow internet and bad bathroom exhaust. Would still recommend though"…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Q1 Resort & Spa
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $264 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18

This family-friendly Gold Coast hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Budds Beach, Surfers Paradise Beach, and Slingshot. Chevron Renaissance ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (978 reviews)

"This hotel is 5 star! Since the December 2020 renovation, this hotel is a must stay in the Gold Coast."…"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
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