Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Surfers Paradise is one of the wackiest attractions on Queensland’s Gold Coast. A collection of the weird and wonderful, it’s a prime attraction for kids, with displays you can’t see anywhere else in the world.
Ripley’s Surfers Paradise does just that. Covering 9,000 square feet, the museum hosts over 400 exhibits and artifacts in 15 themed galleries. Ripley’s is home to shrunken heads, a toilet paper wedding dress, an exhibit on the world’s tallest man, double spinning tunnels, the world’s smallest car and more. The museum is founded around Ripley’s famous quote: ‘I have traveled 201 countries and the strangest thing I’ve seen… is man.'
Journeying through the Odditorium is self-guided. Touring the museum takes, in general, at least an hour, though visitors are welcome to spend as long as they like walking through the exhibits. Guests are welcome to bring cameras as well.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Surfers Paradise is located in Cavill Mall—easy walking distance from many hotels in Surfers Paradise. The museum is open 365 days per year, though opening times do vary on public holidays. Entry is $13.50 for children and $25 for adults. The museum is fully wheelchair accessible. Ripley’s is intended as an attraction for people of all ages, however it is important to note that some parents may prefer that small children skip certain exhibits.