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About Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise: Where the Beach Meets the City

Surfers Paradise is a town where the name says it all. Some of the best-known beaches in the world are located in Surfers Paradise, and visitors venture in from all corners of the world to try out the iconic surf. This busy town situated conveniently on the Gold Coast is considered to be the coast's hub of entertainment and tourism. About an hour from Brisbane, Surfers Paradise is easy to get to for an excitement-fuelled holiday. Rental options abound for every type of holidaymaker, as there are myriad high-rise apartment buildings in the city centre, comfortable houses near the water and even beautiful villas that are perfect for an intimate getaway.

Stay Active in the Water

With Surfers Paradise's 3 kilometres of golden sandy beaches and steady waves, surfing is a must. Both experienced board riders and beginners are comfortable in the waters surrounding Surfers Paradise. No worries if you have never been on a board before, there are numerous surf schools happy to instruct you in either private or group lessons.

Get a different perspective on the waters by cruising through on a jet ski. High-end rental options are available for going solo but you can also take part in a tour. Explore the ocean, mangroves and a nearby island as you zoom about under the guidance of a trained professional.

Stand-up paddle boarding is another fun way to get a workout and to explore the waterways of Surfers Paradise. Bring your own board along, or hire one. Lessons are available for beginners.

Museums and Family Fun in Surfers Paradise

Once you have had your fill of sun for the day, head into town, and discover some of the more quirky places Surfers Paradise has to offer. Start your city adventure at the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum. The attraction is fully air-conditioned to allow you to beat the summer heat and features hundreds of unique exhibits and oddities.

Families with older children may wish to spend some time at Surfers Paradise's wax museum. Filled with life-like figures, the museum features boundless photo ops. Make sure to head down to the torture chamber for a scare. To get your heart pumping in another way, check out Adrenaline Park. Soar up into the air on the Sling Shot, or be spun around on the Vomitron. Complete your visit by sampling some of the food stalls, and do not forget to grab a T-shirt as proof you were brave enough to play at Adrenaline Park.

Surfers Paradise for Adventure Junkies

Adventure enthusiasts are spoiled for choice when it comes to holiday activities in Surfers Paradise. Start your day with a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Gold Coast. A champagne breakfast is served to guests, and high above the ground, youíll take in beautiful scenery of the water, the coast and the hinterland. If you are in the market for an adventure that spans the entire day, check out one of the four-wheel drive day tours. During your tour, the guide will take you to many natural hotspots. Lunch is typically included. Travellers seeking to commune further with nature can head to Springbrook National Park on their own or as part of a tour.

Surfers Paradise's Nightlife

Surfers Paradise is known to have some of the best nightlife options on the Gold Coast. Numerous pubs, bars and clubs line the streets of Surfers Paradise, many of which offer modern decor, drink options and music. Listening to live music is never a struggle, as The Avenue has been hosting live bands since the 1980s. Karaoke bars and restaurants, along with historic lounges complete the night scene that encompasses Surfers Paradise.

Surfers Paradise in Brief

Surfers Paradise is home to a high-energy beach-by-day, party-by-night scene, frequented by backpackers, groups of friends and school leavers. That being said, Surfers Paradise also offers a number of luxury holiday accommodation options and family-friendly daytime activities, with a lush hinterland ripe for exploration. Getting to Surfers Paradise is easy from Brisbane. Drive down or take convenient, well-connected public transport, with a train departing Brisbane Airport and stopping at major city stations before heading towards the coast.

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Activities in Surfers Paradise

  • Super Kids Surf Lesson w World Champ Cheyne Horan

    Get your child up and riding the waves with World Champion & Master Coach Cheyne Horan in Surfers Paradise. Surfers is a great place to learn how to surf with Cheyne Horan School Of Surf, Australias No.1 Surf School. After school classes and holiday camps are also available for bookings now.

  • 90-minute Gold Coast Jetpack Adventure

    Over this awesome 90 minute jet pack experience you will learn how to fly a water powered jet pack. Your session will include training on how to use the jet pack and two 20-25 minute flights!

  • 1-hour Gold Coast Advanced Racing Simulation

    Ever wanted to be Michael Schumacher or Peter Brock? Well here's your chance! Racecentre are offering an awesome 2 for 1 deal this winter for you & a mate to experience a 1 hr Racing Simulation Session on the Gold Coast. Drive like a pro at the most advanced racing simulation centre in Australia!

  • 4 Lap Ipswich WRX Turbo Rally Driving Experience

    Come and drive one of our Subaru WRX Turbo Cars for our 4 Lap Rally Taster Package. Get off the road and onto the dirt and have a heap of fun with one of our Instructors sitting beside you, passing on all the tips and tricks to get you driving really well.

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