Surfers Paradise Pocket Guide

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It's gaudy, it's flashy, it's loud and it's exhausting, but above all it's great fun in the sun. This is what makes Surfer's Paradise a hugely popular stop-off backpackers exploring the east coast of Australia. Part of the country's breathtaking Gold Coast, Surfer's is party central and Australia's most popular holiday destination thanks to its seemingly never ending beaches, glorious weather, great shopping, world-class theme parks and nightlife to rival any other city in the country.

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  • Cheap Eats Where's best in town for pancakes and where you'll find the best backpacker deals.
  • Don't Miss Theme parks, boat rides, national parks and more.
  • After Dark The coolest and hippest spots on Surfer's Paradise.
  • Budget Tips Find out how to save money when buying tickets for theme parks.

Surfers Paradise City Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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

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