City Guide Surfers Paradise, Australia

Visiting Surfers Paradise

The busiest and brashest of all the resorts on the Gold Coast, the pace in Surfers Paradise is not for the faint hearted. Visit at your own risk and enjoy as it truly is like no place on earth.

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Surfers Paradise City Reviews

  • 80%


    Cool City

    Plenty of things to do here Theme parks Restaurants Beaches Tours, etc. Very fun, and alive at night.

    Insider Tip:It's best to go with friends, then you can enjoy it much more. It's like the L.A of Australia.

  • 70%


    Gold Coast Fun

    Surfers Paradise is a great place is you like to be busy. It's not a particularly picturesque place, with almost no surf culture compared to Byron and Noosa. However, it has a tonne of things to do, theme parks, water parks, jet boat rides, Aquaduck tours and the backpackers big night out is a must.

    Insider Tip:Visit the theme parks! Movie World was a definite favourite.

  • 90%



    Was only told to do one night in surfers as there was not much to see but after doing one night i loved it and wanted to stay but had already booked my brisbane stay.

  • 40%


    Sunny, modern and chill

    If you like long wide white beach and love to chill and do things or work out on the beach or maybe just trying to surf, you can have a good time here. It's pretty touristy even when off season tho the vibe was chill and a bit boring. Didn't go to sea world or other world that cost you a lot. For a couple of days it's very nice and you can also find good food places to eat out I'm sure. But too more will be boring coz the beach look the same every day. Very developed city beach.

    Insider Tip:The surfing lessons are much cheaper than the ones on Bondi beach

  • 70%


    Having the most incredible time in Surfers Paradise. I initially booked 3 nights and have extended for 2 weeks! Surfers is a very chilled place during the day but its mainly all about the Nightlife (which includes very good deals).

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