Surfers Paradise is the hub of the Gold Coast with a wide surfing beach, surfing shops and nightlife geared around the surfers’ lifestyle. The highrise buildings of the business district are the best known landmarks along the Gold Coast.
Surfers Paradise is a city of over 18,000 people so there is more to see and do here than in the smaller resorts. Cavill Mall is one of the busiest shopping centres in Queensland and the centre of social activity and a lively nightlife. There are several golf courses within easy reach of your holiday apartment at Surfers Paradise. Southport, Surfers Paradise, Palm Meadows and the Royal Pines Resort all have excellent golf courses in the area. Take surfing lessons or watch the pros make it look easy. Fishing, kayaking, cycling, walking and nature spotting can all be enjoyed here. Take an ecotour with a local zoologist to spot wallabies, kangaroos, kookaburras, koalas and platypus or try out the Surfers Paradise Segway Xperience.
The Surfers Riverwalk connects the Gold Coast Highway Bridge to the shopping centre at Broadbeach alongside the Nerang River. It makes a pleasant walk passing MacIntosh Island, Jaraparilla Cove, Cascade Gardens and the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and see Australian wildlife, watch the free-flight bird show and see kangaroos feeding. Dreamworld in Coomera is still Australia’s most popular theme park with some amazing rides or visit SeaWorld at Main Beach for a full day of family fun. One final thrilling trip is to the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, about 40 km drive from your beachfront apartment in Surfers Paradise.
The climate in Surfers Paradise is generally classified as sub-tropical. For much of the year the area enjoys high temperatures with some humidity, reaching an average 32°C (90°F) in January. Winters are warm and pleasant with temperatures around 23°C (74°F) in June. The rainy season is from December to March although the area can have tropical showers at any time.
Surfers Paradise holiday rentals are served by Brisbane (BNE) Airport which handles both domestic and international flights. The main airlines using Brisbane Airport are Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Virgin and Jetstar Airways making it very easy to book longhaul flights. Brisbane is also the hub for the domestic Tiger Airways for visitors wanting to make connecting flights from other parts of Australia. Surfers Paradise is about 87 km south of Brisbane Airport and is easy to reach by car along the M1. There is also a domestic airport 24 km away at Coolangatta, the Gold Coast Airport (OOL), for those booking connecting flights from Sydney, Cairns, Perth, Melbourne or Adelaide.