Surfers Paradise, Queensland

The ever popular holiday destination of Surfers Paradise is ideally located in the heart of the Queensland Gold Coast and attracts millions of tourists from all over Australia and the world each year. It is well known for its beautiful white sandy beaches, excellent surfing, casual beach culture, breathtaking skyline and contemporary international entertainment. Famously known as the "Glitter Strip" Surfers Paradise is a place where so many people have memorable holiday experiences. Whether it is making the most of the multitude of holiday activities that are available such as surfing, boating, hot air ballooning, para sailing, deep sea fishing and mini-golf or simply relaxing at the patrolled surf beaches Surfers Paradise is a holiday experience that is second to none.

As a holiday destination Surfers Paradise really does have something for everyone. Adrenalin seekers can get a rush from the Sling Shot, Banzai Bungy, Flycoaster or SeaWorld in the heart of town or travel 30 minutes to experience all of the thrilling rides at Dreamworld, Movie World and Wet 'n' Wild. Families with kids of all ages will not be able to make the most of the lovely beaches but will also enjoy visiting Ripley's Believe it or Not, Putt Putt, Infinity, Time Zone and the Harley Park Swimming Lagoon which offers a safe swimming environment complete with pelican feeding at 1.30pm each day. International travellers will love visiting the Paradise Country Aussie Farm and watching the performance at the Australian Outback Spectacular, whilst older couples can relax on a Broadwater cruise, see a live shows at Conrad Jupiters Casino or play a round of golf on one of the many world class golf courses that Surfers Paradise has to offer. Younger couples are really spoilt for choice with a vast array of entertainment venues such as the Bourbon Bar, Cocktails & Dreams, Melbas, The Playroom, The Party, Sugar Shack, Shooters and Santa Fe Gold providing an extremely vibrant nightlife until the wee hours of the morning. Then after a long night partying why not grab your towel and hit the beach for some true rest and relaxation.

But Surfers Paradise is more than just beautiful beaches and a vast array of holiday accommodation options. Holiday makers can also explore some of the nearby natural attractions including lush rainforests, spectacular waterfalls and unique bush walks. Back in Surfers Paradise visitors can also make the most of the relaxing health retreats or shop until they drop at one of the shops including top-end designer boutiques, bargain outlet and even beachfront markets. Whilst you are staying in Surfers Paradise you will be able to indulge your tastebuds for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide selection of alfresco cafes, ethnic restaurants, smorgasbords, stylish eateries and fast food outlets providing you with everything from seafood sensations, gourmet foods and delicious snacks through to fine wine and great cold beers. So the next time that you are thinking of either an exciting or relaxing holiday immerse yourself for a weekend or even longer in all that Surfers Paradise has to offer.

How To Get There :      The best an easiest way to get to Surfers Paradise is to fly into the Gold Coast Airport, which is located in Coolangatta just 22 kilometres south of Surfers Paradise. From the airport you can either catch a shuttle bus from one of the many private companies operating from the airport, or catch the local public bus on route 702, which runs to Surfers Paradise every half hour between the first and last flights of the day. Alternatively you get a car from the many hire car companies at the airport and then drive north along the Gold Coast Highway to Surfers Paradise.

Weather :      Surfers Paradise on the South East coast of Queensland features a great sub-tropical climate with over 300 sunny days a year, an average summer temperature of 34°C (90°F) and an average winter temperatures of 18°C (65°F).

Suitable For :      Family beach holidays, surfing enthusiasts, groups of friends looking to party and young couples wanting an exciting holiday.

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