Top 10 Things to Do in Surfer's Paradise (Other Than Surfing)

Surfer’s Paradise lies on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Apart from a huge surf beach, this holiday destination also has high rise buildings that offer a stunning panoramic view of the Gold Coast. With a vibrant nightlife and abundant shopping options, you can have a fantastic holiday here, whether it is a romantic getaway or a summer break with family. At Surfer’s Paradise, you also have plenty of holiday accommodation options that are pet friendly as well. As per your budget and convenience, you can choose between different holiday rentals.

    Surfer’s Paradise lies on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Apart from a huge surf beach, the suburb also has high rise buildings that offer a stunning panoramic view of the Gold Coast. With a vibrant nightlife and abundant shopping options, you can have a fantastic holiday here, whether it is a romantic getaway or a summer break with family. At Surfer’s Paradise, you also have plenty of holiday accommodation options that are pet friendly as well. As per your budget and convenience, you can choose between different holiday rentals.


    1. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum

    The museum offers plenty of intriguing tales of magic, mystery and illusions through Believe It Or Not exhibitions and showcases. A must visit if you are holidaying with children!


    2. Infinity

    This is not your average theme park. The 40 minutes ride at Infinity is a journey to 20 amazing wonders that are full of illusions and mysteries. Known as the futuristic fun house, at Infinity you will get to jiggle and groove with pleasure or laugh and scream with surprise.


    3. Casino

    A day out on the beach is although full of fun and adventure, it can get a little taxing. So come evening, you can head to the Jupiter Casino to relax and unwind and try to woo lady luck.


    4. Shooting Academy

    Probably not a holiday activity if you come here to get away from noise, but if shooting is a hobby of yours you might enjoy visiting the Surfer’s Paradise Shooting Range.


    activities_shopping_family_mall.jpg5. Shopping

    Shopaholics can never run out of places to shop while in Surfer’s Paradise. Popular shopping destinations include Cavill Avenue, Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach Mall and Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre.


    6. Q1 Tower

    Get on the world’s tallest residential tower and soak in the stunning view of the Gold Coast and Hinterland. Once you get over the majestic awe of the panoramic view, head to the Skybar Cafe and Lounge Bar to chat and relax with friends over drinks.


    7. Ripple Gold Coast Massage Day Spa and Beauty

    After a day of fighting with the waves, nothing can be more relaxing than a massage, that too at your holiday rental. The Ripple is a mobile massage and spa treatment and is the perfect pampering activity, whether you are holidaying with your partner or attending a friend’s hen party. Treatments include hot stone massage, chocolate massage, sea shell massage, etc.


    activities_minigolf_kid.jpg8. Mini Golf

    If your children have had too much of the beach, take them to King Tutts Putt Putt, for an enjoyable time with the family. The place has three different themes of mini gold courses that promise uninterrupted fun.


    9. Ballooning

    Imagine floating in the sky with the spectacular landscapes and seascapes below you. Surprise your loved one with a balloon ride and once you are back on your feet, head to the Radisson Resort for a scrumptious champagne buffet.


    10. Whale Watching

    The coast boasts of the longest whale watching season in Australia. The season lasts from May till November. Get aboard on a power catamaran and witness experience of a lifetime.

     

    By Matt Pruys

  1. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum

    The museum offers plenty of intriguing tales of magic, mystery and illusions through Believe It Or Not exhibitions and showcases. A must visit if you are holidaying with children!
  2. Infinity

    This is not your average theme park. The 40 minute ride at Infinity is a journey to 20 amazing wonders that are full of illusions and mysteries. Known as the futuristic fun house, at Infinity you will get to jiggle and groove with pleasure or laugh and scream with surprise.

  3. Casino

    Picture courtesy of Thienzieyung
    A day out on the beach is although full of fun and adventure, it can get a little taxing. So come evening, you can head to the Jupiter Casino to relax and unwind and try to woo lady luck.
  4. Shooting Academy

    Probably not a holiday activity if you come here to get away from noise, but if shooting is a hobby of yours you might enjoy visiting the Surfer’s Paradise Shooting Range.
  5. Shopping

    Shopaholics can never run out of places to shop while in Surfer’s Paradise. Popular shopping destinations include Cavill Avenue, Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach Mall and Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre.
  6. Q1 Tower

    Get on the world’s tallest residential tower and soak in the stunning view of the Gold Coast and Hinterland. Once you get over the majestic awe of the panoramic view, head to the Skybar Cafe and Lounge Bar to chat and relax with friends over drinks.
  7. Ripple Gold Coast Massage Day Spa and Beauty

    After a day of fighting with the waves, nothing can be more relaxing than a massage, that too at your holiday rental. The Ripple is a mobile massage and spa treatment and is the perfect pampering activity, whether you are holidaying with your partner or attending a friend’s hen party. Treatments include hot stone massage, chocolate massage, sea shell massage, etc.
  8. Mini Golf

    If your children have had too much of the beach, take them to King Tutts Putt Putt, for an enjoyable time with the family. The place has three different themes of mini gold courses that promise uninterrupted fun.
  9. Ballooning

    Imagine floating in the sky with the spectacular landscapes and seascapes below you. Surprise your loved one with a balloon ride and once you are back on your feet, head to the Radisson Resort for a scrumptious champagne buffet.
  10. Whale Watching

    The coast boasts of the longest whale watching season in Australia. The season lasts from May till November. Get aboard on a power catamaran and witness experience of a lifetime.

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