The strip of coastline that makes up Surfers Paradise is the very heart of Australia's famous Gold Coast. Aptly named, 'Surfers Paradise' is a Mecca for surfers and beach lovers and one of Australia’s most popular destinations.
Beneath the shadow of indecently tall skyscrapers, the wide stretch of sand that extends for almost 20 kilometres is almost always covered in beautiful bodies and backpackers. Year round, surfers glide the waves beneath a spectacular skyline and amateurs take lessons, only to say they learnt on one of the planets most famous beaches.
Known as 'Surfers' worldwide, high-rise apartment buildings and a wide surf beach are not the only key icons of this glamorous hotspot. Shopping, clubbing and an extensive array of dining options make it a twenty-four hour pleasure quarter. At the centre of it all is Cavill Avenue, one of the busiest shopping strips in Queensland. As the shops close down the bars, clubs and restaurants start up. For tr endy alfresco dining options head to Orchid Avenue and dine with the stars. For those looking for something a little les ostentatious Cavill Mall holds a range of eateries to suit every taste and budget.
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If you’re still not exhausted by the plethora of dining and shopping options, head to the beach o n Wednesday and Friday evenings. More than 120 market stalls stretch over the beachfront promenade.
Don’t forget, if you're heading to a club afterwards, the Surfers Paradise dress code is smart-casual and some clubs will not allow shorts or beachwear.
Reaching Surfers Paradise
Brisbane Airport or Brisbane city
use the the south-bound Gold Coast
service and leave the train at
Nerang station. From Nerang use
the connecting Surfside Busline
bus number 22 to Surfers Paradise.
When you depart use the Surfside
Busline bus number 22 to Nerang
station and then the train to Brisbane.