So many reasons – from golden sand, surfing to nightclubs
SURFERS PARADISE, Queensland: There are so many reasons why tourists flock to Surfers Paradise in Australia. Most come here to soak up the beautiful sunny weather, some come to surf and relax on the golden sand. Some come to shop at the boutique shops and restaurants. Other to experience all the theme parks and attractions. And party at the nightclubs and bars and the rest to just enjoy the stunning surrounds.
Surfers Paradise is the suburb area of the Gold Coast City in Queensland. The location is full of high-rise buildings and is situated right on the beautiful beach. The main shopping strip is called Cavill Avenue and is home to over 300 boutique shops and restaurants.
The tram system
The new G-link tram system, which has 16 stations and leaves every 10 minutes, is a new feature to the city. The route gives tourists and locals quicker access from Southport to Surfers to Broadbeach.
It was first trip since having our daughter and we decided to leave the cold weather of Melbourne, Australia. We thought it would be a great two-week escape from the everyday home and routine life.
HERE TO STAY
The Mantra Circle on Cavill is just about location. It’s Prime location in the heart of Surfers Paradise. The Mantra Circle comprises of two residential towers and occupies 179 spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments all with full gourmet kitchen and spacious open plan living.
The apartments are located just a couple of minutes from Surfers Paradise Beach and sit above the Cavill Shopping Centre. Rest a shore if you forgotten anything, Woolworths supermarket is right downstairs. All apartments feature spacious living area, kitchen, spa bath, air-conditioning, laundry facilities and internet access.
The hotel facilities are just amazing. There is a lagoon style swimming pool and an indoor heated swimming pool, fully equipped gymnasium. Add games room, car parking, tour booking service, BBQ areas, resident lounges.
Q1 Resort and Spa
The Q1 Resort & Spa is the tallest residential building in Surfers Paradise and boasts extensive ocean views. Our one bedroom Apartment featuring 85 square metres of luxury living space was just what we needed. The views from the apartment were just breath taking.
Facilities include two outdoor swimming pools and one indoor heated lap pool and spa. The fully equipped gymnasium with change rooms and male and female sauna and steam rooms are second to one.
WHAT TO DO
Queensland is known as the theme park capital of Australia with Dreamworld, Warner Bros. MovieWorld, SeaWorld and Wet ‘n’ Wild! All parks cater for kids of all ages.
SkyPoint is located 230 metres in the sky and on the top of the Q1 Building located on Level 77. It offers breath taking 360-degree views from the hinterlands to the beach. I was told that SkyPoint has one of the world’s fastest elevators taking you to the deck in only 43 seconds. The viewing deck is fully enclosed by floor to ceiling glass panels, featuring a glass ceiling around the Observation Deck. It’s also Australia’s only beachside Observation Deck.
Bluewater Cruises: Want to see some of the million dollar houses of the rich and famous? Then jump on board a cruise with Bluewater Cruises. The weather was just ideal for sitting on the roof of the boat and having a well-deserved beverage while viewing some amazing million-dollar homes.
Beachfront Markets: Down by the foreshore on Surfers Paradise Beach, 3 times a week is the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Market. From bags to jewellery to food and photo opportunities, this market has something for everyone.
There are 14 shopping centres and arcades in Surfers Paradise, so pack your comfy shoes and enjoy.
Here to eat
Melbas on the Park, Sizzler, Hard Rock Café, Matador Tapas Restaurant, Hogs Breath Café, Waves Restaurant, Waxy’s Irish Pub, Zambreo, just to name a few.
Surfers Paradise delivers idyllic weather conditions and has a comfortable sub-tropical climate ideal for outdoor enjoyment all-year round.
Summer: December, January and February
Average High temp: 28ºC
Autumn: March, April and May
Average High temp: 25ºC
Winter: June, July and August
Average High temp: 21ºC
Spring: September, October and November
Average High temp: 25ºC
Average Sunrise: 5:00 am
Average Sunset: 6:00 pm
With 70 kilometres of sun-drenched beaches and four epic point breaks, it’s easy to see why the Gold Coast is home to a city called Surfers Paradise. The conditions at Surfers Paradise are ideal for surfing lessons and surf hire with patrolled beaches by professional lifeguards and warm water. Whether you are a professional at hand or just a beginner, there is definitely room for everyone on the sunny beach at Surfers Paradise.
Surfers Paradise Beach Lifeguard Tower 34 is located next to arched Surfers Paradise sign and is manned by the Gold Coast City Council. The lifeguards are on duty 365 days a year.
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