The primary entertainment and tourism center for the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise is known for its relatively striking skyline and assemblage of high-rise buildings. But don’t let the modernity fool you, the real attraction is the beach. There are numerous annual festivals including, most notably, the Surfers Paradise Festival and the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships. The former is held in June and July, and is a celebration of local music, food, fashion, film, art and local culture. During the festival, the area is transformed into a stunning showcase of the Gold Coast’s emerging arts and cultural scene and includes a mix of family events, exhibitions, live music, street markets and short film screenings.
When booking accommodations it’s a good idea to reserve in advance, as the population density and rotating events (particularly the so-called “Schoolies” phenomenon where high school kids flock to the area at the end of the school year) can make getting a room difficult from time to time.
Considered one of the best beaches in the region by many savvy travelers, Surfers Paradise is a must for tourists seeking an authentic Gold Coast experience.
Very efficient transport, driver gave us a good impression of the areas around where we we staying. Suggested places of interest to visit. We were very gateful for his information as we are in our seventies and my husband has health issues and is unable to walk any distants.Many thanks for your service. Jeanette
Review by Mel, New Zealand, April 2013
Doing what: Island Swim and Snorkel Cruise from the Gold Coast
I was travelling by myself and still had an amazing time.
Pick up on time - extremely pleased. Wouldn't hesitate to use Viator again.
Thanks Jan Reed