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You're Going to Love Surfers Paradise

The center of Australia's Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise is exactly what its name suggests - a fantastic place to test your skills on the waves. But there's much more than just surfing on offer in this lively resort.

For one thing, Surfers Paradise has legendary nightlife, with clubs, bars, music venues, and casinos all along the coast. But there are places to relax as well. You could witness the glow-worm caverns at Mt Tamborine, swim at the foot of waterfalls in Springbrook National Park, or walk through the rainforest canopy at O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk.

Add in family attractions like WhiteWater World and Dreamworld, as well as the bright lights of Brisbane just an hour to the north, and you have a world-class beach destination.

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The Gold Coast offers temperatures in excess of 70 degrees for most of the year. Any visit between September and May should offer great sunbathing conditions. However, if you really want to party, try a New Year's vacation, as the resort really goes to town over the holidays.

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How to Get to Surfers Paradise

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Where to Stay in Surfers Paradise

Most of the best hotels in Surfers Paradise are found near the seafront, close to the major attractions. The best of the lot is probably the Q1 Resort & Spa, which offers stunning 360 degree views from its tower and luxury pampering by its expert staff. Other great options include the beachside QT Resort and Mantra Towers, which is perfect for nightlife fans.

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Shopping Streets

The best shopping street in Surfers Paradise is probably Cavill Avenue, which is home to Cavill Mall, where you'll find fashion stores like Billabong. Cavill is also home to the Paradise Centre, which is full of small jewelers like Haines & Stephenson and boutiques like Factorie. Another great option is the beachfront market that takes place every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets in Surfers Paradise include Woolworths and Coles (which is comfortably the largest grocery store in town). Prices for food and drink won't be too high, with a gallon of milk costing A$4.50 and 12 eggs around A$4.

Where to Eat in Surfers Paradise

Dining out in Surfers Paradise can be a real delight, with several award-winning restaurants in town. Some of the best include Seaduction Restaurant with its gorgeous sea views, and the French-influenced Citrique at the Marriott. The Elston Restaurant also offers superb down-to-earth burgers and fish and chips and Delhi Darbar is a good north Indian option. Expect mains to cost between A$20 and A$30.

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