Surfers Paradise Vacations

Fabulous nightlife, surfing, abundant shopping, towering high rises and beautiful beaches can all be found in this high-energy city located on Australia's Gold Coast. Surfers Paradise itself is quite compact, and visitors will find that they are able walk between many of the Hotels, Cavill Mall, and the beaches. If surfing is not your thing ... Read more
Surfer's Paradise offers theme parks, water parks, wildlife parks, fishing and a range of things to see in the surrounding area.

Surfers Paradise places to stay and top hotels

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Top Surfers Paradise restaurants

  • House of Brews
    6.01 review
    American, Brewery
    Popular withSolo FemaleNightlife
  • BMD Northcliffe Surf Club
    10.03 reviews
    Asian/Pacific, International, Breakfast & Brunch, Australian
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Chiang Mai Thai
    8.01 review
    Popular withFoodies
  • Starbucks
    8.01 review
    Coffee and Tea, Chain Restaurant
    Popular withStudents
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Surfers Paradise reviews & trip reports

  • 9.8
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 7.9
    Adventure Travelers
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
    Nightlife Lovers
  • 7.3
    Family Travelers

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Brisbane, Australia

Long white sandy beach right in front of very developed Hold Coast. Easy to get to using public transport.

Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
Gold Coast, Australia

Central Surfers Paradise offers great food, shopping & activities with the Cavill Mall at the centre of the action. After dark, there's plenty of nightlife, & a variety of options for party animals to get their drink on.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersBackpackersNightlife Lovers
Sydney, Australia

Surfers Paradise is neither for surfer's nor is it a paradise. It is a high-rise Vegas on the beach, for tourists. The beach is the seemingly endless white sand but the it's soulless

Recommended for:Nightlife Lovers
Miami, Florida, USA

Simply gorgeous beaches. It's this kind of place that you come to Australia's coast for!

Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
Florianópolis, Brasil

Big tourist destination. Surfers Paradise is the most famous place and beach on Gold Coast. Very urban with lots of shops, stores and casinos around. Close to Surfers Paradise is located Broadbeach which I think it`s a better place to stay.


nice place to just hang around the beach and relaxin... specially after a day of shopping ;-)

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFamily TravelersFoodiesStudentsBackpackersAdventure TravelersNightlife Lovers
Los Angeles, California, USA

This is an awesome tourist destination. The sand there was so soft and fine (and white)! Amazing. I found people there to be super friendly and helpful - they opened up my world to Tim Tams, and the best way to eat them! Yum.

It's do nice to walk around and just enjoy the beautiful weather and sights. Maybe you'll even come across a sand sculpture or two. I saw a gratin with fireball eyes! Very entertaining.

Santa Cruz, California

This is almost the Vegas of OZ. We wanted to come check it out after hearing how different it was than the rest of the Gold Coast.

Sure enough, it was just as some described - concert paradise. Howevever, with that said, there are some gems among the massive beach side city.

TONS of tourist options, boats, jet skis, beaches, tours and restaurants. Great place for young 20's looking to do pub crawls and meet friends. The nightlife is alive and one of the biggiest hits of this area.

Mostly chain type restaurants but good if you are just looking for a quick bite or something familliar.

To find a more peaceful side of this city, take a stroll north on the beach for about 20 min an you will find almost deserted area with few people. Relaxing :)

Las Vegas, Nevada

Great tourist surf beach, if you want good waves and a little quieter spot head down to broad beach but this is the spot to go if you're visiting.


Been to Queensland like 9 times, going for a tenth in January!  love it there SO much!