There are so many things to see and do on the Gold Coast, and Surfers Paradise is home to most of them. There's something for everyone; whether you're a couple on holiday, a family escaping for a week away, or a business traveller, Surfers Paradise has something for you.

Yearly Events

 A host of annul events occur across the yearly calendar in Surfers Paradise. In March and April, head in for the month long Surfers Paradise Festival, a celebration of art, food, culture and music on the Gold Coast. Enjoy a plethora of sports events including the Gold Coast 600, Rugby Sevens, Magic Millions, Kellogg's Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman, and the Navy Surf Rowers Series. Enjoy something different with the exciting Elvis - Viva Surfers Paradise in July, and the Chinese New Year celebration in February. And on special holidays such as Christma, New Year's Eve and Easter, enjoy the family friendly and fun atmosphere of lengthy events, and some of the biggest fireworks displays on the Gold Coast. Head to for full details.


There are so many attractions in Surfers Paradise, that it’s hard to explain them all! These three are perhaps the most popular, with both locals and tourists. For a full list, much more information can be found here

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise is home to the largest night markets on the Gold Coast. Every Wednesday and Friday night, over 130 stalls set up along the Foreshore, providing wares such as souvenirs, fashion items, jewellery and artwork.


Timezone Surfers Paradise is the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Australia. With an entire level of leading edge interactive games and attractions such as 30 players laser skirmish, dodgems or bumper cars, 18 hole mini golf course, typhoon roller coaster simulator, mini rider two and a six lane Highway 66 bowling, they have something for everyone.


Infinity is home to 20 fun filled rooms of light shows, sound fields and illusions. The fun house is a favourite with families, a fun team-building activity, and a completely interactive experience that will get your heart racing!

Entertainment and Nightlife

When people think about Surfers Paradise, their first point of reference is always the nightclub scene, and with a high concentration of stylish pubs, nightclubs and a range of lounge bars, they wouldn’t be far off.

The many nightlife venues offer after dark entertainment to thousands of guests year round, including live music, DJs, comedy acts and many more one off or weekly shows you just can’t see anywhere else.

A new scheme known as Surfers Paradise Nights if offering detailed information on all things Surfers Paradise, including events, competitions and reviews, to help you get to know Surfers, and pick your nightlife destination.

Pick up a Surfers Paradise Nights card from any one of the nightclubs around town, and receive free entry before 11pm, excluding special events. With exclusive deals, and special promos, your Surfers Paradise Nights card is the best ticket in town.

Surfers Paradise Nights brings together information on the hottest events, restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs in town. Head to the website for regular updates, and an event calendar that collates all events in Surfers Paradise is one easy location.

Shopping and Fashion

Across 5 beach side shopping arcades and centers, Surfers Paradise also shows off the latest in men’s fashion, art, jewellery and kids’ fashion. Check out the centres of The High Street, Cavill Mall, Centro Surfers Paradise and Chevron Renaissance, and wander Elkhorn Avenue and Surfers Paradise Boulevard for some of the best shopping in town.

Sport and Recreation

The warm climate makes Surfers Paradise a perfect outdoor entertainment venue. With beaches, parks and waterways, there’s so many outdoor activities to choose from. Take in some lessons with Surf Lessons and Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or grab an ecobike and tour the sights. Head for a swim in Surfers Paradise Beach, or check out the Flight and Car Racing simulators.

Tours & Sight Seeing

The Gold Coast is home to a wonderful array of natural scenic beauty, from the rainforest hinterland to the canal mansions, the towering skyscrapers to the iconic Surfers Paradise Beach. Ask at your hotel concierge or ask at the Tour Desk in Cavill Mall for more information.