When you think of Surfers Paradise, sandy beaches and great waves probably come to mind. This Australian destination does boast some of the continent's best surfing, but it also has so much more. Settle into your pick of Surfers Paradise apartments, and stay a while to discover all that this Gold Coast hotspot has to offer.
Thanks to its Pacific Ocean location, Surfers Paradise has a subtropical climate with warm weather year round. Along the coast, high temperatures typically average 70 degrees, with highs closer to 80 from December to February. Surfers Paradise enjoys an average of nearly 250 sunny days each year. Summer, which spans from December through February, is the rainy season. If you visit during the summer, keep an eye out for thunderstorms and tropical storms in the evenings. If you visit during the winter, which spans from June through August, be sure to pack extra layers to keep warm on cool nights.
As an integral part of Australia's expansive Gold Coast development, Surfers Paradise is linked to the surrounding areas by a comprehensive transit network. After landing at the nearby Gold Coast International Airport, take a taxi, hop on the regional bus, or rent a car to get to the center of town. Many Surfers Paradise apartments are walkable to area hotspots, and most offer easy access to the Gold Coast's light rail and bus network. Hop on the G:link Light Rail or a TransLink bus to reach destinations all over the Gold Coast.
Head straight for Surfers Paradise Beach, and you'll quickly discover what makes this sunny spot so desirable. Hang out at the surf clubs, go for a swim, take a walk along the coast, check out the beachfront markets, and soak up the sunshine. There's plenty of fun to be had in Surfers Paradise, and the Slingshot is one of the coolest places to get a new perspective on the area. Climb into this rainbow-colored amusement ride, and you'll reach a height of about 325 feet and travel at 100 miles per hour. For another type of thrill, head to the SkyPoint Climb and make your way to the top of this observation deck. Explore the cultural scene in Surfers Paradise at the Arts Center Gold Coast. Here you'll find the area's best visual arts, theater, and film at the facility's theater, art gallery, and cinemas.
You'll experience the town at its most vibrant if you visit during Surfers Paradise LIVE, a three-day event that showcases the Gold Coast's best live music. This free event includes plenty of family-friendly performances, so it's ideal for visitors of all ages. Traveling with kids? Plan your trip in September and join numerous events throughout Kids Week. From free activities to face painting to arts and crafts, there's plenty here to keep little ones entertained. Whether you're an experienced surfer or you just want to relax with some fun in the sun, the Gold Coast is the ideal destination. Book a Surfers Paradise apartment right on the waterfront, and you may never want to leave this sunny Queensland vacation spot.