6 Best Things To Do in Surfers Paradise, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

Are you planning to travel to Surfers Paradise, Australia soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Surfers Paradise with suggested tours!

6 Best Things To Do in Surfers Paradise, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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Surfers Paradise is literally a paradise located on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Its high-rise skyline and Surfers Paradise Beach can prove the beauty of this area. Anyone who spends their vacation here will find enjoying themselves all throughout the day and even the night. Lots of shops, cafes and nightclubs can be found all over the place. And due to its warm weather, Surfers Paradise is also the perfect getaway any time of the year!

List of Best Things to do in Surfers Paradise, Australia

1. Surfers Paradise Beach

6 Best Things To Do in Surfers Paradise, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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Surfers Paradise Beach is famous worldwide and definitely worth a visit. Not only because it is particularly beautiful, but in combination with the city skyline, it is still unique. This district is part of the Gold Coast in Queensland. The tallest building in Australia, the Q1 Tower, is lined up in the impressive skyline. Furthermore, it is also very clean everywhere and you can easily lie down in the sun for a while.

Suggested Tour: Surf Lesson on the Gold Coast

2. SkyPoint Observation Deck

6 Best Things To Do in Surfers Paradise, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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The SkyPoint Observation Deck is located in the Q1 building, which is over 300 m high. Although it consists mostly of private apartments, there is an observation deck on the top floor. One of the fastest passenger lifts in Australia takes visitors to the viewing platform in half a minute. From above you have a fantastic 360-degree view of the Gold Coast, the Pacific, and the Australian hinterland. If you come to Surfers Paradise, you should definitely visit the Observation Deck. It is worthwhile to come by during the day or once at night.

3. Infinity Attraction

This exciting attraction is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise just off Surfers Paradise Boulevard. It has 20 different interactive rooms, starting with a mirror cabinet, where you have to feel your way through to find the exit and thus the entrance to the next level, to rooms with a moving floor, a suspension bridge over a “bottomless” canyon of lights, a world of glow tubes, etc. If you want to experience something special about an unusual attraction, this is the place for you.

4. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise

“Ripley’s believe it or not” is located in the middle of the nightlife area of Surfers Paradise. There are a lot of interesting and unusual things you will see here. The museum has statues, paintings, and very interesting and incredible objects. A must visit if you’re in Surfer’s Paradise.

5. Cavill Mall

A modern pedestrian street and lively at all hours. There is always something for everyone like shopping, dining, shows, and a party atmosphere while being safe.

6. Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

The best place to visit if you want to purchase some souvenirs. You can find a lot of local handicrafts and several handmade products. Not only that but various local fruits and foodies are also sold here.

Where to stay in Surfers Paradise, Australia

Budget Hotel

Coolangatta YHA Backpackers

6 Best Things To Do in Surfers Paradise, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

Featuring an outdoor pool and a fully equipped communal kitchen, Coolangatta YHA is just a 10-minute walk from Gold Coast Airport. Facilities at Coolangatta YHA Backpackers include a guest lounge area with cable TV, vending machines, table tennis, and a pool table. There are also 4 garden areas, a large dining area, and a BBQ area. Surfboards and bicycles are available to hire.

Price: Starts at $48 per night for Twin Room, includes taxes and charges, but it’s non-refundable.

Luxury Hotel

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast

6 Best Things To Do in Surfers Paradise, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

The Star Grand at The Star Gold Coast is set amongst 7 acres of landscaped gardens and parklands. All rooms feature individual climate control, cable TV, and an in-room safe. Each room has a work desk with a high-speed broadband or wireless internet, plus movie and gaming channels on the flat-screen TV. Guests can also take a short stroll to the shops and restaurants of Broadbeach.

Price: Starts at $333 per night for Superior Deluxe King Room, includes taxes and charges, and it offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Surfers Paradise, Australia. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Surfers Paradise.

Fun Facts About Surfers Paradise

  • Surfers Paradise is a suburb located in the City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
  • It is known for its steady warm climate all throughout the year.
  • Surfers Paradies has a population of over 23,000 people.
  • Surfers Paradise beach was also voted as one of the best beaches in the world by the American Travel Channel.
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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​​​​

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Written by Fatima Turla

Fatima is a full-time writer of Two Monkeys Travel. Her first major trip was in 2016 and got really interested in traveling. She also enjoys learning languages and other country’s cultures. She has a goal to visit at least one country each year and share her experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness her journey by following her on Instagram.