Surfers Paradise has all the beaches, nightlife and amazing scenery you’re after…just much closer to home. Let Wotif be your Surfers Paradise travel guide, and you really can’t go wrong.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could surf your way into Surfers Paradise? Well, flying is the next best thing. Gold Coast Airport (OOL) is 20km south of the main strip, an easy trip by bus, shuttle or taxi. If you want to feel the breeze in your hair, you’ll have a smooth ride to your Surfers Paradise hotel with a rental car from Wotif.
If there’s one thing you should know about Surfers Paradise, it’s where the hippest spots are. Try these on for size:
The accommodation in Surfers Paradise is as diverse as its visitors. Whether you’re a solo backpacker or a huge hen party, there’s room for everyone here.
Surfers Paradise hotels are all over the map—literally. From off-the-beaten-path hideaways to high rises in the middle of it all, you’ll find it here.
Hold on a minute. What the heck is the Infinity experience? Surfers Paradise holidays have tons of unique things to do, so hang on to your sunnies.
However you want your story to go, Wotif has the Surfers Paradise accommodation to fit. From “spa-tacular” hideaways to hot downtown spots, we’ve got the best selection and the best deals on the web. Save your planning skills for picking out your favourite surf breaks, and let us help with the hotel booking.
Surfers Paradise, or ‘Surfers’ as the locals call it, started with one man and his hotel. In 1922, Jim Cavill purchased 10 hectares of land in an area then called Elston and built The Surfers Paradise Hotel on it. In 1933, Cavill lobbied to have the town’s name changed from Elston to Surfers Paradise. The flux of tourists in the 1950s resulted in the first high-rise apartment blocks, and the 60s and 70s saw the town become well-known for surf culture and partying. In the 2000s, a slew of new nightclubs and businesses joined Surfers Paradise and strengthened the town’s standing as a mega-popular tourist destination.
Surfers Paradise really does have activities for the whole family. The beach is part of the Gold Coast’s 52 km of coastline, and it’s surrounded by gleaming buildings that tower into the blue sky. Go surfing, or take a lesson if you’re new to it, or go for a swim or long walk. Just behind the beach is Cavill Avenue, the main street of Surfers Paradise, and you‘ll probably recognise the large ‘Surfer’s Paradise’ sign that stands at the beach’s entrance. On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, head down to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets to browse over 100 markets stalls for bargains.
If you feel like hitting the town, Surfers has plenty of nightclubs with bright lights and pounding beats, as well as stylish cocktail bars, live bands and DJs. No matter what kind of night you’re after, Surfers can provide.
You’ll also find some one-of-a-kind attractions: Infinity is a journey into a futuristic maze filled with enchanting ‘worlds’, Ripley’s Believe It or Not has baffling illusions and sights, and Dracula’s Haunted House is a five-storey haunted funhouse.
You’re also not too far from theme parks like Dreamworld and Warner Bros. Movie World, as well as Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Like everything else in Surfers Paradise, the dining offers plenty of choice: upmarket seafood in a sophisticated setting, cuisine from all around the world, beachside cafes with al fresco tables so you can wake up with a strong coffee and seaside views. Shopping centres like Chevron Renaissance and Centro Surfers Paradise (which also has a TimeZone) are good places to shop. But if you really want variety, catch a bus to Broadbeach and visit Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, a five-floor shopping complex with more than 300 stores.
Book your cheap flights to the Gold Coast and your Surfers Paradise accommodation with us. With heaps of beach activities, entertainment, fun and adventure, it’s sure to make your next holiday a blast.
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Hotels in Surfers Paradise start at AU$84 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.