Wondering what it is about the Gold Coast that draws thousands of visitors every year? Whether you are looking for a tranquil beachside getaway to escape the chaos of the big cities, an adventure packed trip crammed full of exciting experiences, a week or two to connect with loved ones and maximise your time together, or a solo trip to recharge after a particularly hectic couple of months, Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast has just what you need.
Sundrenched days and vibrant nightlife
Surfers Paradise beach is world famous and for good reason. The white sandy patrolled beaches and crystal clear turquoise water of the Pacific Ocean is an idyllic spot to lay down a beach towel and soak up some sunshine. You can swim, catch waves, surf, or body board to your hearts content. Families can build sandcastles together, and enjoy a game of beach volleyball or touch footy.
Just a little way north you can visit Wavebreak island and snorkel or scuba dive, enjoying the sights of marine life such as tropical fish, dolphins, rays, and if you’re lucky maybe even a shark! Let’s not forget that whale watching season is in full swing at the moment, and you can catch sight of these gentle giants making their way up “humpback highway” as part of their annual migration. You can spot these beautiful creatures from the beach, or book a dedicated whale watching tour to get up close and watch them breach and slap their tails!
The streets of Surfers Paradise are lined with wonderful restaurants and cafes as well as shops to pick up some swimwear, coastal fashion, gifts, or souvenirs. There are so many other attractions along the way, from Ripleys Believe It Or Not Odditorium to catch sight of all things weird and wonderful, to King Tutts Putt Putt or the Sling Shot fun park for some action packed fun.
Once the sun goes down, you won’t be short of choices for enjoying a drink or two or dancing the night away. Surfers Paradise is renowned for its nightlife, with everything from lounge bars, pubs, cocktail bars, and nightclubs. Enjoy live music with a craft beer, or catch local DJ guest appearances in the clubs.
At the heart of the Gold Coast
The great part about staying in a central location on the Gold Coast is that heading out to any of the other attractions or top tourist spots is a breeze. Most can be reached in 30 minutes or less, including wildlife parks, theme parks, the Spit and Marina Mirage, Broadwater Parklands, the Star Casino, and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
You can head out to the Gold Coast hinterland national parks if you want to wander a little further, and explore the tranquil rainforests, hiking trails, and wonders like the Natural Bridge and glowworm caves. A trip to O’Reilly’s Tree Top Walk is always a delight, and visiting the wineries on Mount Tamborine or in Canungra is a real treat.
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