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How Many Surfers Paradise Attractions Will You See or Do These Holidays?
This is the Mini Golf course at Adrenalin Park in Surfers Paradise. Adrenalin Park has many attractions including the bungee and vomatron! Don't worry, you aren't under any of the other attractions when playing mini golf, just watch the way the wind is blowing! Only kidding!
The list of Surfers Paradise activities and attractions is long. Are
ready? I won't apologise for this list, I can't see a way
around letting you know what there is here! But I have culled
much of the rubbish as I can without making it seem I'm a party pooper!
Budds Beach Something completely different from the hustle and bustle of Surfers.
An oasis of tranquility!
Mall Extends from the famous Surfers is Paradise sign which heads down
to the beach right up to Circle on Cavill which is the brand new
entertainment area in Surfers. Shops, restaurants and
entertainment to be found all around Cavill Mall and the surrounding
Walk across the bridge by Chevron Renaissance to find some great cafés and restaurants in the main
The Towers of Chevron Renaissance have apartments both residential and
for holiday rent. Underneath there is a shopping area that
includes supermarket, restaurants, cafés, spa and
Circle on Cavill
Entertainment zone with Strike Bowling Bar, Minus
5 Ice Bar,
restaurants and cafés
and a huge entertainment screen.Circle on Cavill is managed by Mantra and has serviced apartments great for holidaying right in the heart of the revitalized zone of Surfers.
Surfers Paradise Beachfront
The markets are held every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday nights. They are held year round, but may be cancelled if the weather is too windy or wet. Times of opening are variable, depending on the time of the year. Check here for more details. There are many different types of arts and crafts on show. You may find some souvenirs to take home with you here. Entry is free, but you'll probably need cash to buy things!
Paradise Day Spa and Bathhouse
Pampering in the heart of Surfers. Mix of ancient traditional and
modern techniques. Quite surprising facilities tucked away
Q1 Resort and Day Spa
Q1 is the stunning, contemporary building that towers over the other
high rises in Surfers. Q1
Resort and Day Spa means you can
in this amazing building and be right in the heart of
The first time I went up in the the elevator to the Q1 Observation Deck
I was awestruck by the view. The 360 degree view on a clear day or
night is nothing short of spectacular. This is probably my favourite of all Surfers Paradise attractions, particularly on a clear day.
Whilst up there you can
enjoy coffee and cake, or a drink from the bar in the Skybar. If you are looking for a venue for a special occassion, wedding or a party they do private functions here. Now that would be a memorable location for a party or function.
Wheel of Surfers Paradise
(No Longer In Surfers Paradise)
Opened in September 2010 and closed in August 2013. This wheel used to be at Sea World and moved to Surfers Paradise in 2010. I've left the information here, so that anyone who was looking for it, knows it is no longer in Surfers Paradise.
You used to enjoy the air-conditioned gondolas wtih views up and down the coast, to the beach, the sea and across the western parts of the Gold Coast and it's amazing hinterland.
There were two options to ride the wheel. Standard, in a regular gondola or else pay extra for the VIP Gondola experience.
Located just north of Surfers Paradise Holiday Inn between Gold Coast Hwy and Surfers Paradise Boulevard. Includes Bungee Rocket, the aptly named Vomatron, Slingshot, Flycoaster and Bungee trampolines which sound positively tempting!
As bizarre as it sounds there is also Mini Golf right next door! With all that adrenalin rushing around, it seems like you've been there for no time at all!
Adrenalin Park ride. I get dizzy just watching this!
Australian Shooting Gallery
Located in Centro Surfers Paradise on Cavill Mall. Right across from Timezone. An opportunity for some gun
any style you want. Western. Dirty Harry! You name it!
They even have a Big Boy Toys special with 3 different types
firearms! It's actually not my thing, but I have to mention
Get ready to quack like a duck if you go on an Aquaduck Safari!
Dracula's Haunted House
This is run by the same group who do the Dracula's Theatre in Broadbeach. A scary house of horrors in the centre of Surfers, opposite Chevron Renaissance. You can buy lots of scary souvenirs here too!
Ripleys' Believe it or Not Museum
Ripleys' now reopened after a couple of years closed! Looks awesome. In the same location (was Raptis Centre, now Soul) in Cavill Mall.
What a collection of interesting and irrelevant information and
oddities! It is great fun for all the family. You will
undoubtedly make a fool of yourself at some point in here, but hey -
that's the fun!
The Nightlife There certainly are plenty of bars and adult entertainment. You can even go on an
organised tour! If it is your thing, you will no doubt
find what you are looking for and you won't have to look too hard in
heart of party central!
Cavill Ave and Orchid Ave are the
areas you will find the bars and clubs. There are a couple of irish bars too. QBar is a popular nighttime venue.
On Friday nights there are the beachside markets, and Adrenalin Park seems to come alive. Dinner and night cruises are go from the wharf at the far end of Cavill Avenue.
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