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%


    Always something to do

    Love Surfers! If you wanna party, you in the right place. If you wanna chill and see some touristy stuff, its all here.

    Insider Tip:Irish pubs have really good dinner deals

  • 70%


    Surfer's Paradise

    Absolutely loved it here! Plenty of shops if that's what you want. Lots of beach so there's plenty of room for everybody. Wouldn't stay for more than a couple of days though because other than that there's not much else. Still a must to see along the East coast.

  • 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.

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