Destination guide

Them's the breaks – a seaside dream in Surfers Paradise

Time to make like the Karate Kid and wax on – you'll want your board in prime condition by the time you hit the waves at Surfers Paradise. Along the Coral Sea on Queensland's Gold Coast, the waterfront resort is a serious summer vacation destination. Surfers Paradise features plenty of dining, nightlife and entertainment, as well as sandy beaches and a bounty of truly bodacious surfing (we're still saying "bodacious", right?) You can find Surfers Paradise vacation rentals with everything you'll need for the perfect seaside getaway, from beach access and sea views to outdoor showers, board storage and more.

Things to do

Beyond the beaches – what to see in Surfers Paradise

After you've shown the waves (or the shops) who's boss, you'll find plenty of other worthwhile sights in Surfers Paradise. For a unique perspective, visit the Q1 building's SkyPoint Observation Deck, a 230-metre-high lookout that offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. The animal shows and marine life exhibits at Sea World are a big hit with families, and you can also find roller coasters, water rides and other entertainment throughout the park. Or you could get a closer look at local plant life at the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, where you'll find 31 hectares of flora.


Real swell(s) – epic waves in Surfers Paradise

They weren't fooling around when they called it Surfers Paradise – the breaks here are just as gnarly as you're likely to find in these parts. The sandy, 3 km Surfers Paradise Beach is the place to be for surfers, and you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, jogging and volleyball here, too. The beach also hosts a regular open-air market throughout the week. And if it's shopping you're looking for, you're in luck – the central pedestrian mall on Cavill Avenue is home to numerous shops, as well as cafes, nightclubs and dining.


Paradise all year round – warm weather in Surfers Paradise

Although Surfers Paradise has a humid subtropical climate, you'll find that the pleasant, sunny weather doesn't change too much throughout the year. Summers are on the hot side, with average temperatures between 22 and 29 degrees in January and February. Winters are somewhat cooler, usually ranging between 12 and 22 degrees in July and August. Rain is common throughout the year, with the bulk of the area's precipitation falling between November and June. Pleasant and popular throughout the year, you can still find a few killer deals on off-season Surfers Paradise vacation rentals during the (somewhat) slower winter months.

Natural highlights

Spectacular seascapes in Surfers Paradise

A sprawling waterfront resort, Surfers Paradise lies within the Gold Coast region on Queensland's eastern coast. The city itself is densely urban, with sleek, contemporary skyscrapers interspersed with numerous waterways. The coastline boasts 3 kilometres of wide, sandy beach on the Coral Sea of the Pacific Ocean, and you can find a number of charming waterfront parks throughout the area. Just a short drive inland from most Surfers Paradise vacation rentals, you can find several national parks offering varied ecosystems, including rainforests, mountains, waterfalls and woodland.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Surfers Paradise

Fly into Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), the closest airport, located 12.4 mi (20 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Surfers Paradise?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,813 holiday rentals near Surfers Paradise. From 553 Houses to 1,114 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Surfers Paradise is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Surfers Paradise?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Surfers Paradise. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cavill Avenue: 2,365 holiday rentals
  • Budds Beach: 2,335 holiday rentals
  • King Tutts Putt Putt: 2,343 holiday rentals
  • Slingshot: 2,349 holiday rentals
  • Wax Museum: 2,353 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Surfers Paradise listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Surfers Paradise?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 553 Houses in Surfers Paradise. Our other popular types of Surfers Paradise holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,114 holiday houses
  • Villas: 33 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 22 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Surfers Paradise?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,363 holiday homes with pool available in Surfers Paradise. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.