What To Do In Surfers Paradise First
Making The Most Of Your Visit
With such a vast array of things to do and places to see, you might struggle to decide on what to do in Surfers Paradise first. Even with our list of the top 25 things to do in Surfers Paradise, you are still faced with the challenge of finding enough time to see them all. To help you see the best of Surfers Paradise, we suggest taking some time to familiarise yourself with the area, before working out what interests you most so that you can divide your time and make the most of this amazing area.
Quack’rDuck – Your Introduction To Surfers Paradise
If you are looking to get your bearings, whilst taking in some of the natural and man made beauty of Surfers Paradise, then a Quack’rDuck duck bus tour is perfect for you. We begin our tours on land, as we take you past some of the most interesting features of the Surfers Paradise region. Once we have seen these landlocked sights, we will take a drive into the water and this is where the amazing amphibious capabilities of the Quack’rDuck duck bus come into their own.
We will cruise through some of the most incredible waterways that Surfers Paradise has to offer and it is here that you will experience the area in a truly unique and remarkable way. The canals and waterways of Surfers Paradise offer you a great view of the area, including the luxurious mansions of Paradise Waters and the vibrant retail hub of Marina Mirage.
Our comfortable amphibious bus can facilitate a large number of passengers and the tour is ideal for anyone, whether you are travelling with friends, family, or even on your own. Our tour operators know all there is to know about the region, so you can rest assured that you are receiving a truly unique insight into some of Surfers Paradise’s most famous attractions.
Book your seat on the Quack'rDuck bus/boat to avoid missing out!
Once you have got a feel for the magnificent waterways and streets of Surfers Paradise, you can decide whether you want to explore the natural or man made attractions of the area. Surfers Paradise has a reputation as a place where the city meets the sea and whilst this is true, the region also offers some of the most pristine natural scenery in Queensland.
The natural sights around Surfers Paradise are plentiful and you can choose from rainforest walks, historical walks, whale watching, national parks, volcanic mountains or even just relaxing on a white sand beach.
Lamington National park is not far from Surfers Paradise and offers vast, untouched rainforests including the famous ‘Treetop Walkway’. Similarly, Springbrook National Park offers incredible scenery and the spectacular ‘Natural Arch Bridge’.
For some natural sightseeing a little closer to Surfers Paradise you can try a whale watching tour with Whales in Paradise, or even a hot air ballooning trip if you are looking for something a little more adventurous. Regardless of where your interests lie, there is sure to be something that appeals to you in the incredibly diverse Surfers Paradise region. Try our guide on Gold Coast attractions for more information about discovering the best of the wider Gold Coast region.
Surfers Paradise Nightlife
Whether you have spent a day adventuring the national parks, touring the adventure tourism attractions or simply relaxing on the beach, you will no doubt be looking for a nice dinner and some fun activities to fill your evening.
Fortunately, Surfers Paradise will not disappoint; the area is home to one of the most vibrant and diverse nightlife scenes in Australia. If you want to experience the local nightlife, you have many options to choose from.
For dining, you can visit one of the many fine dining restaurants in the area or – if you are looking for something a little more family oriented – you can visit some of the great family restaurants in the area, including Cav’s Steakhouse, Vapiano and Longboards Laid Back Eatery & Bar.
For some after-dinner activities, why not visit the Night Markets and see a bustling showcase of some local culture and crafts.
Finally, there is the bar and nightclub scene for which Surfers Paradise is famous. Some local favourites include SinCity, Retro's, Lost Kingdom Nightclub, and Cocktails Nightclub, however there are many more to choose from if you’re feeling adventurous.
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