Surfers Paradise

One of the most internationally recognisable icons on the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, has always been an entertainment playground with a social scene for the most social of socialites.

The Surfers Paradise you have always known is ever-evolving and this vibrant hub is now home to some of the best restaurants, bars and attractions on the Gold Coast. With a world-class beach and an incredible skyline of high-rises lining the coast, Surfers Paradise is guaranteed to surprise you, delight you and keep the good times rolling well into the night.

Cavill Avenue

Cavill Avenue forms the cultural heart of Surfers Paradise and is the pedestrian mall running from the famous and very photogenic Surfers Paradise sign on the Esplanade to the banks of the Nerang River.

Make the most of the retail therapy on offer at Circle on Cavill, and prepare your tastebuds and walking shoes as you’ll have restaurants, bars, attractions like a 7D Cinema and the popular Ripley’s Believe it or Not to tick off!


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BreakFree Beachpoint Apartments

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$145 - 308
If you’re after Surfers Paradise accommodation that is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the beach, BreakFree Beachpoint is the ideal choice for you. Located on the northern side of Cavill Avenue, your self-contained apartment is the closest it could be to the beach, and is just an easy stroll into the heart of Surfers Paradise.

Mantra Circle On Cavill

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$262 - 1034
Mantra Circle on Cavill is located in a popular retail precinct in the heart of Surfers Paradise, just off Cavill Avenue. Staying here, you are in the perfect location to explore this thriving area of the Gold Coast.

Wyndham Hotel Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$135 - 499
Positioned in the heart of the Gold Coast, Wyndham Surfers Paradise is a modern hotel boasting one of the world's most vibrant coastal locations. With kilometres of sun kissed white sandy beaches, lush hinterland, theme parks and exquisite dining, it's little wonder the Gold Coast is widely known as Australia's playground.

Holiday Holiday - H Residences Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$165 - 500
For all your Gold Coast accommodation needs, stay with Holiday Holiday in the H Residences building located above the Hilton building in Surfers Paradise, just two minutes walk from the beach and 30 minutes drive from Gold Coast Airport.

BreakFree Peninsula

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$165 - 355
BreakFree Peninsula wish to advise the painting of the building from Monday 11 June to Monday 31 December. Please note the outdoor pools will be closed until Monday 3 September, the indoor pool and spa will remain open for the duration of the project.

Mantra Sun City

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$192 - 1370
Mantra Sun City offers accommodation with a distinct Aztec-inspired feel, right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. With ideal accommodation for the whole family, this is the perfect resort to bring the kids to.

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$355 - 2929
Positioned on the beachfront of the newly transformed Surfers Paradise Esplanade and Foreshore precinct, Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise brings a new dimension to contemporary sophistication and luxury. This state-of-the-art building stretches a magnificent 77 stories making it one of the tallest towers on the Gold Coast.

Dorchester On The Beach

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$266 - 895
Dorchester On The Beach offers a perfect family holiday, absolute beach front Surfers Paradise, no roads to cross, huge three bedroom Deluxe or Standard apartments, and only two apartments per floor. Enjoy stunning beach and Gold Coast views, heated swimming pool, free Foxtel, free Wi-Fi, lift, secure undercover parking for one car, tour desk, close to all amenities.

Mantra Crown Towers

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$199 - 775
Mantra Crown Towers offers the ideal family getaway, located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, just 100m from Surfers Paradise beach and 500m to the cafe and restaurant precinct of Cavill Avenue. Offering a range of spacious accommodation options including One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments, all apartments are fully self-contained with kitchen and laundry facilities, and feature their own private balcony with many offering spectacular ocean views.

Mantra on View Hotel

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$175 - 299
Located just 160 metres to the beach, you really can’t go past Mantra on View for ideal Surfers Paradise accommodation. With Twin or King Rooms available, choose from either a bedding configuration of two double beds or a king bed.
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Things to do in Surfers Paradise

With something new to uncover with every step through Surfers Paradise, keep some room in your itinerary for spontaneous experiences. 

Surfers Paradise activities

There‘s no shortage of activities to keep both kids and adults busy with mini golf courses, an indoor skydiving centre, ice skating, bowling arcades, haunted houses, a wax museum, amusement rides and gaming arcades, just to name a few.

Or, make the most of the stunning surroundings and get outdoors with Jetboat Extreme Adventures, boat rides, adventure tours, river cruises or flop and drop on the golden sand and lap up the salty waves of Surfers Paradise Beach.

Want to get out into the water and test your skill (and luck) surfing in paradise? Book a surf lesson or two and admire the Gold Coast skyline as you ride your wave into the beach.

For unrivalled 360 views of the Gold Coast from 270 metres above ground, head to the iconic Q1 Resort building for a SkyPoint Climb. You can also check out the SkyPoint Observation Deck for sweeping views of the beaches and into the hinterland

Surfers Paradise restaurants

You will want to eat out for every meal when you discover the dining options on offer at Surfers Paradise. You’ll be served up a smorgasbord of tastes, flavours and cuisines from the freshest seafood platters hot off the trawlers to bountiful buffets and award-winning restaurants buzzing with activity.

QT Gold Coast will get your taste buds tingling with a funky Japanese restaurant called Yamagen or the buffest of buffets, Baazar. For a fun, laid back option for the family not too far from Cavill Avenue rock on at Hard Rock Café. Seaduction Restaurant & Bar at Peppers Soul combines fresh and local cuisine with uninterrupted beach views, or to kick start your day check out some of the best coffee shops near Surfers Paradise.

Surfers Paradise accommodation

Accommodation options in Surfers Paradise are as vast as the range of experiences on offer. If you’re looking for a little luxury, you can’t go past Q1 Resort and Spa or Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise for contemporary rooms and facilities with uninterrupted ocean views.

The Hilton Surfers Paradise and Crowns Plaza Surfers Paradise offer rooms and apartments in the heart of the city where you can guarantee excellent facilities and restaurants without leaving your hotel.

For somewhere a little quirky, where nostalgic surfer chic meets Miami catwalk cool (their words) try boutique hotel QT on the Gold Coast. The retro décor and fun but sophisticated styling puts a smile on your dial before you can say “I’m here to check in”.

You’ll have no problems finding family-friendly hotels and resorts in Surfers Paradise. The hoteliers understand the importance of an epic pool with even better waterslides. Check out Marriot Surfers Paradise, Mantra Crown Towers, or Mantra Sun City for pools that will make for brag-worthy stories in the school yard.

If you’ve come to Surfers Paradise with just yourself and a backpack, you’re in the perfect place for cheap hostels, happening vibes and spectacular scenery.  There’s a range of backpacker accommodation options and we will also throw in a list of 20 almost free activities on the Gold Coast to stretch your penny even further.

How to get there

The Gold Coast Airport is located just 30 minutes south of Surfers Paradise with multiple airline carriers arriving and departing daily from the airport. If you choose to fly, route 761 and 777 buses depart from the Gold Coast Airport and take about 45 minutes to arrive at Surfers Paradise. Alternatively, there are numerous shuttles, car transfers or car hire options if you prefer to arrange transportation prior to your arrival.

Surfers Paradise is just over an hour’s drive from Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city. Airtrain services leave from Brisbane Airport to the Gold Coast every 15 minutes during peak hours and 30 minutes during the off peak. This will take you from the airport to Helensvale Station where you can switch to the G:Link tram to take you into Surfers Paradise. You can also opt for a shuttle transfer or hire a car from Brisbane Airport.


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