Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Surfers Paradise is where you'll find the perfect fusion of city and beach lifestyles set amidst a spectacular skyline and brilliant stretch of coast. Once you arrive, you'll soon feel that you've literally arrived in paradise. With an abundance of theme parks and family attractions all in easy access, you're never short of finding things to do.

Colloquially known as 'Surfers', the suburb has many high-rise apartment buildings and a wide surf beach. The feature of the central business district is Cavill Mall, which runs through the shopping precinct. Cavill Avenue, named after Jim Cavill, an early hotel owner, is one of the busiest shopping strips in Queensland, and the centre of activity for night life. It's the best known feature of the Gold Coast's skyline. Burleigh and Coolangatta also have skyscrapers, though shorter and fewer.

And when nightfall comes, Surfers bursts into action with 24-hour excitement. Bars and nightclubs start pumping with live music and dance beats, while non-stop events keep you entertained. And the next day when you're tired from all of the action, grab your towel and hit the beach.

The Gold Coast Oceanway is a foreshoreway along a beachfront alignment between Narrowneck and Surfers Central, then inland along a narrow corridor along Garfield and Northcliffe Terraces behind the beachfront highrises.

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Schoolies week is celebrated by around 50,000 high school graduates each November.

Surfers Paradise services 41% of all accommodation on the Gold Coast, making it the best place to be based when exploring the region. There is an accommodation option to suit every budget.

Learn how to surf or watch the pros make it look so easy. If you're around in March, you'll be able to witness incredibly fit athletes competing in the Quicksilver Pro-Surfing Competition and the Surf Life Saving Championships. It's all in a hard day's work at Surfers Paradise. So now, it's time for you to come to experience 'Australia's playground' for yourself...Surfers Paradise.

Surfers Paradise is the only location in Queensland with late night shopping seven days a week, allowing you to enjoy the beach by day and shop by night.

The trouble instead may be finding enough time to do everything. Surfers Paradise invites exploration. Whether it's through the winding streets lined with alfresco dining restaurants or the art galleries that showcase local artists' works and Aboriginal exhibitions. There's the unending shopping options from top-end designers to outlet bargains and nighttime beachfront markets. Surfers Paradise is enticing in every way imaginable.

Surfers Paradise is the jewel of Queensland's Gold Coast and one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia. Vibrant and eclectic, Surfers Paradise provides non-stop action.