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Surfers Paradise
The aptly-named Surfers Paradise is just that—a haven for those who pay homage to the gods of the sea by attempting to become one with the waves. The beach here is a golden stretch of soft sand that provides the perfect ambiance for a day of catching waves, catching a Frisbee or just catching some rays. Refuel at one of Surfers Paradise's 150 restaurants and cafes, or hit a Northside day spa to soothe your surf-weary muscles and smooth your sun-kissed skin.

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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Owner description: The three-kilometer strip of golden sand between Surfers Paradise and the Pacific Ocean is Australia's iconic beach, a postcard-perfect locale that conjures up 'paradise' to... more Owner description: The three-kilometer strip of golden sand between Surfers Paradise and the Pacific Ocean is Australia's iconic beach, a postcard-perfect locale that conjures up 'paradise' to millions.Throughout the year, our beach welcomes swimmers, joggers, surfers and strollers from around the Gold Coast, around Australia and around the World. There are a few simple things you can do to ensure that your day at Surfers Paradise beach is a safe and happy one.Always swim between the red and yellow flags. If the flags aren't up, it may not safe to swim, so always ask a lifeguard if it's safe to swim if you cannot see the flags. Check for additional beach signage, as this may change every day. Read the safety warnings. Check with a lifeguard about beach and water conditions if you're not sure it's safe. Put your hand up and stay calm if you get in trouble in the water. Stay sun safe: Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat, seek shade and slide on sunglasses. Leave valuables at home or in your apartment. less
Attraction type: Beaches
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SkyPoint Climb
SkyPoint Climb
Owner description: SkyPoint is home to two must-see activities and should be your first stop for any visitors to the Gold Coast. SkyPoint Observation Deck: The SkyPoint Observation Deck which has... more Owner description: SkyPoint is home to two must-see activities and should be your first stop for any visitors to the Gold Coast. SkyPoint Observation Deck: The SkyPoint Observation Deck which has unrivalled 360 degree views, a Cafe and Bar, mini-theatrette and informative feature zones and displays that provide all the details you need to plan your holiday hit list.SkyPoint Climb:It is home to SkyPoint Climb, Australia's highest external building walk. All you need to do is imagine standing on a platform 270 metres above sea level with the sun shining around you....fully immersed in the stunning 360 degree views of the of golden sands, lush, tropical mountains and the Gold Coast’s city scape at your feet and you have the must-do attraction on the Gold Coast. less
Attraction type: Observation decks & towers
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SkyPoint Observation Deck
SkyPoint Observation Deck
Owner description: Enjoy a relaxed beachside dining experience like no other on the Gold Coast. Seventy7 Cafe & Bar is located at the SkyPoint Observation Deck and offers a menu that is as... more Owner description: Enjoy a relaxed beachside dining experience like no other on the Gold Coast. Seventy7 Cafe & Bar is located at the SkyPoint Observation Deck and offers a menu that is as attractive as its 360' views. Why go anywhere else when you can dine in a cafe with spectacular views from the coast to the hinterland and beyond, perfect for celebrating any occasion. less
Attraction type: Observation decks & towers; Bars & clubs
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Slingshot Gold Coast
Slingshot Gold Coast
Attraction type: Amusement & theme parks
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Infinity Attraction
Infinity Attraction
Owner description: Challenge your senses and ignite your imagination at INFINITY - a mind blowing 30 minute journey into 20 trippy, maze-like 'worlds of wonder' filled with special effects and... more Owner description: Challenge your senses and ignite your imagination at INFINITY - a mind blowing 30 minute journey into 20 trippy, maze-like 'worlds of wonder' filled with special effects and illusions that go all the way to infinity! Some environments are beautiful, others mysterious, all are intriguing and totally unique. You'll groove and dance in some while others will make you laugh and scream! Infinity is a futuristic fun house and the first of its kind in the world. Often referred to as "a chemical free trip into other dimensions of the imagination and the senses" and "a sensory overload." Ideal holiday fun for all ages 8 and over and nationalities, great family entertainment. TAKE THE TRIP. less
Attraction type: Amusement & theme parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Benihana Japanese Steak House
Benihana Japanese Steak House
Price: $25 - $66
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Zanette's Gelato
Zanette's Gelato
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night
Citrique
Citrique
Price: $23 - $66
Cuisines: Seafood, International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Alfresco on Elston
Alfresco on Elston
Price: $8 - $39
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Pasta
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Greek Street Grill
Greek Street Grill
Dining options: Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Warringa Surf Apartments
Warringa Surf Apartments
$58 - $123 (AUD 74 - 157)
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Wharf Boutique Apartments
Wharf Boutique Apartments
$68 - $155
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Kupari Boutique Apartments
3.5 of 5
Kupari Boutique Apartments
$68 - $116
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Moorings on Cavill Avenue
Moorings on Cavill Avenue
$106 - $186
Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Surfers Paradise
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The Breakers
4.0 of 5
The Breakers
$98 - $204 (AUD 125 - 261)
Ranked #4 of 58 Hotels in Surfers Paradise
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QT Gold Coast
4.5 of 5
QT Gold Coast
$119 - $216
Ranked #5 of 58 Hotels in Surfers Paradise
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One The Esplanade
4.0 of 5
One The Esplanade
$122 - $423
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Capricorn One
4.0 of 5
Capricorn One
$103 - $252 (AUD 132 - 322)
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Soul Surfers Paradise
5.0 of 5
Soul Surfers Paradise
$200 - $465 (AUD 256 - 594)
Ranked #2 of 58 Hotels in Surfers Paradise
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.