Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise on Queensland's Gold Coast is one of Australia's hottest holiday destinations

Surfers Paradise has it all: plenty of great accommodation, countless dining options, all the shops you could possibly want, some of the best entertainment in Australia, a thriving nightlife, stunning skyline and, of course, the ever popular beach.

Accommodation

Surfers Paradise has perhaps the best selection of accommodation on the Gold Coast. Whether you are looking for something a bit luxurious, just want a comfortable apartment for a family holiday or are travelling on a tight budget, there’s something just right for you. For more information, check out our guide to Surfers Paradise Accommodation.

Nightlife

Of course, Surfers Paradise is famous for it’s nightlife and there are plenty of bars, cafes, pubs and nightclubs – making the area highly popular for younger visitors looking to party. But there are plenty of entertainment options for all ages. For more bar and club options, be sure to visit our Gold Coast Nightlife page, and you can find out what live music is on each week in our Gold Coast Gig Guide.

FIX Bar in Surfers Paradise is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail

Enjoy a cocktail at FIX Bar at The Hilton

The Avenue Restaurant & Saloon: 4 Orchid Avenue – (07) 5592 1678
Blush Nightclub: 21 Orchid Avenue – (07) 5504 5988
Central Lounge Bar: 8/27 Orchid Avenue – (07) 5592 3228
The Clock Hotel: 3282 Surfers Paradise Boulevard – (07) 5539 0344
Club Liv: 1st Floor 26 Orchid Avenue – (07) 5538 3338
Cocktails and Dreams: 17 Orchid Avenue – (07)-5592-1955
Elsewhere Bar: 1/23 Cavill Avenue – (07) 5592 6880
Escape Bar & Club: 1/2 Cavill Avenue – (07) 5592 5600
Fix Bar: Hilton Surfers Paradise, 6 Orchid Avenue – (07) 5680 8121
Hard Rock Cafe: Surfers Paradise Boulevard – (07) 5539 9377
Hollywood Showgirls Gentleman’s Club: 19 Orchid Avenue – (07) 5592 2272
Melbas On The Park: 46 Cavill Avenue – (07) 5538 7411
Shooters Lounge Bar & Nightclub
SinCity Nightclub: 22 Orchid Avenue – (07) 5582 6100
Stingray Lounge: 7 Staghorn Avenue – (07) 5584 1200
Surfers Paradise Beer Garden: Corner of Cavill & Orchid Avenues – (07) 5570 1322
Vanity Nightclub: 26 Orchid Avenue – (07) 5582 6188
Wam Bam Restaurant and Lounge Bar: 26 Orchid Avenue – (07) 5531 7085
Waxy’s Irish Pub: 3206 Surfers Paradise Boulevard – (07) 5526 7655

Attractions

SkyPoint at Q1 Resort - stunning views of the Gold Coast

Amazing views from SkyPoint Observation Deck

There is a whole range of attractions to make your stay on the Gold Coast unforgettable: popular ones include SkyPoint Observation Deck, the beachfront markets and amusements like Timezone, Racecentre, Infinity and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. Of course, all the Gold Coast theme parks can be reached easily from Surfers Paradise.

Aquaduck: 7A Orchid Avenue – (07) 5539 0222
Australian Shooting Academy: Level 1, Centro, (07) 5527 5100
Dracula’s Haunted House: 3177 Surfers Paradise Boulevard – (07) 5592 5534
Gold Coast Jet X: 30-34 Ferny Avenue – (07) 5538 8890
King Tutt’s Putt Putt: Surfers Paradise Boulevard – (07) 5570 2277
Infinity: Chevron Renaissance, Surfers Paradise Boulevard – (07) 5538 2988
Racecentre: 1/26 Orchid Avenue – (07) 5538 8008
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not: Soul Shopping Centre, Cavill Mall – (07) 5592 0040
SkyPoint Observation Deck: Level 77 Q1 Resort – (07) 5582 2700
Sporting Hall of Fame: Surfers Paradise RSL Club, Level 1, 9 Beach Road (free entry) – 0402 885 799
Strike Bowling Bar: Circle on Cavill, 9 Ferny Avenue – (07) 5676 8601
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets: The Esplanade – (07) 5584 3700 – (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings, subject to weather conditions)
Surfers Paradise Tenpin: Centro Level 1, Cavill Avenue – (07) 5538 5222
Timezone: Centro Level 1, Cavill Avenue – (07) 5539 9500

For information on shops and shopping centres, please check out our Gold Coast Shopping page.

Dining

Seaduction Surfers Paradise

The acclaimed restaurant Seaduction

Surfers Paradise has a large selection of dining options, so whatever you feel like is sure to be nearby. Foodies may want to explore Broadbeach and Main Beach for some of the best dining on the Gold Coast.

Coffee and Cafe Food
Black Coffee Lyrics: Level 1 Centre Arcade, Surfers Paradise Blvd 0402 189 437
Surfers Sandbar: 52 The Esplanade (07) 5526 9994
Surfers Paradise Beach Café: 4 The Esplanade (07) 5527 6183
Thyme on Cavill: Shop 1B, 38 Cavill Avenue (07) 5538 5555
Bumbles Cafe: 19 River Drive, Budds Beach (07) 5538 6668
Stairwell Coffee: Centre Arcade, Surfers Paradise Blvd (07) 5527 5271
Think Espresso: Forum Arcade, 26 Orchid Ave 0409 013 714
Fine Dining
Absynthe: Q1 Building, Hamilton Avenue – (07) 5504 6466
Seaduction: 8 The Esplanade – Tel (07) 5635 5700
Italian
Vapiano: Soul, 8 Cavill Ave – Tel (07) 5538 8967
Alfresco on Elston: 3018 Surfers Paradise Blvd – Tel (07) 5538 9333
Japanese
Misono Japanese Steakhouse: Surfers Paradise Marriott, 158 Ferny Avenue – Tel (07) 5592 9770
You Japanese Restaurant: Shop 10, 9 Beach Road (07) 5526 7266
Yuuga: 38 Cavill Avenue – Tel (07) 5539 0993
Modern/Mixed
The Groove Train: Hilton Residency Apartments, 3113 Surfers Paradise Blvd – Tel (07) 5538 8121
Stingray Lounge: 7 Staghorn Avenue (07) 5584 1200 (smart dress required)
Pizza
Paradise Island Grill: 1 Paradise Island Road (07) 5570 1285
Steakhouses
Hog’s Breath Cafe: 3 Cavill Avenue – Tel (07) 5527 5554
Garlands Restaurant Bar & Grill: 2826 Gold Coast Highway – Tel (07) 5539 0077
Thai
Chiang Mai Thai: Crown Towers Resort, 5-19 Palm Avenue – Tel (07) 5526 8891
Wasdee Surfers Thai: 1/3100 Surfers Paradise Blvd – Tel (07) 5538 2221
Vegetarian
Govinda’s Veg ‘o’ Rama: Shop 134 Centro, Cavill Ave – Tel 07 5538 3788
Vietnamese
New Saigon Restaurant: 2798 Gold Coast Highway – Tel: (07) 5538 7588