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23 Best Surfers Paradise Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Surfers Paradise is the go to place for teenagers after school exams in Australia, so you’ll find November through to December will be particularly crowded with families and young groups. At night, Surfers comes to life as the young at heart party the night away at bars, clubs and lounge bars with exciting names such as Beergarden, SinCity, Vanity and Stingray.

During the day, visitors usually venture out to the main theme parks including Dreamworld, Sea World, Warner Bros Movie World and Wet ‘n’ Wild. For those not interested in theme parks, water activities are popular on the beach including the amphibious Quack’r’Duck and whale watching tours.

23 Most Popular Attractions in Surfers Paradise

1. Dreamworld

  • Get your fill of Australian thrills at Australia’s biggest theme park: Dreamworld. Home to over 50 rides and attractions, separated into eight ‘worlds’,
  • from $85
  • Dreamworld, Coomera, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm
  • 5

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2. Warner Bros. Movie World

  • Australia’s only movie-themed amusement park, Warner Bros. Movie World is the place to go and see movies come to life. Get in the middle of your
  • Adult $89.99; Child $69.99
  • Warner Bros. Movie World, Oxenford, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 9:30am-5:30pm
  • 7

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3. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Surfers Paradise

  • Adults $22,90, Children $13,90
  • 61 7 5592 0040
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Surfers Paradise, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • 9am onwards
  • 1

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4. Sea World

  • Marine park, oceanarium and theme park, there’s lots to see and do at Sea World on the Gold Coast. Catch some thrills on the park’s exciting rides,
  • Adult $89.99; Child $69.99
  • Sea World, Main Beach, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 9:30am-5:30pm
  • 4

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5. Whitewater World

  • The newest addition to the amazing line up of entertaining Gold Coast theme parks is Whitewater World. Sitting right next to, and created by, Dreamworld,
  • Adult $54.99; Child $34.99
  • WhiteWater World, Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 10am-4pm
  • 1

6. SkyPoint Observation Deck

  • Australia’s only beachside observation deck, the SkyPoint Observation Deck is sure to thrill with its dramatic coastal views and exciting sky high
  • Adult $22; Child $13; Family $57
  • SkyPoint Observation Deck Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 7am-8:30pm
  • 1

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7. Quack’rDuck – Duck Bus Gold Coast Attractions

  • Adult $38, Child (4-17 years / seated) $30
  • 07 5679 3279
  • Quack'rDuck - Duck Bus Gold Coast Attractions, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • 6 departures daily

8. Macintosh Island Park

  • Free
  • Macintosh Island Park, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily
  • 1

9. Infinity Attraction

  • Adults $26,90, Children $17,90
  • 61 7 5526 8935
  • Infinity Attraction, Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 10am-10pm
  • 3

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10. Surfer’s Paradise Beach

  • Free
  • (07) 5584 3700
  • Surfers Paradise Beach, Queensland, Australia
  • Office Hours: Mon to Fri 8:30am-5pm
  • 7

11. SkyPoint Climb

  • Adult $ 34 Child $ 19
  • +61 7 5680 7700
  • SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • Mon-Fri 7:30am-6:30pm Sat-Sun 7:30am-8:30pm

12. Sling Shot & Vomatron

  • Depends on attraction
  • 61 7 5570 2700
  • Sling Shot & Vomatron, Palm Avenue, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Depends on atraction

13. Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

  • Free
  • 61 7 5584 3700
  • Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets, Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily 3pm-8pm
  • 4

14. Dracula’s Haunted House

  • Adults $25, Children $19
  • 61 7 5592 5534
  • Dracula's Haunted House, Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • Sun to Sat 11:00am-9:00pm

15. Cavill Mall Surfers Paradise

  • Free
  • Cavill Mall Surfers Paradise, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • Daily
  • 2

Annual Events

Surfers Paradise has events booked year-round for your entertainment. Viva Surfers Paradise is in July. In late March, Surfers Paradise is the home for the Australian Street Entertainment Championship. “Schoolies Week” is in September where students celebrate the end of High School exams, and there are great Christmas festivities in December, including Carols on the Beach.

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