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

  • 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).

  • 60%


    Location wasn`t that good took about 20 mins to walk into the city but they had a shuttle bus runing every hour. Friendly staff, nice pool.

  • 50%


    Surfers paradise lost

    If you are the kind of traveller that enjoys Magaluf, Ayia Napa or any generic destination this is the place for you. Brash and commercialized, it isn't what you would call aesthetically pleasing. Come here if you want to drink and eat in Maccy Ds. Fantastic beach is its only redeeming feature

    Insider Tip:Don't come here, go to Coolangatta which is about 5 miles away-looked lush. Or just spend more time in Byron on Brisbane.

  • 80%


    surfers paradise

    i dont know why its called surfers paradise, cause its not the perfect place to go surfing! its great fun to go out and spend the day on the beach. Its more like a town with just really big buildings. i loved it tho!

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