Just over an hour south from bustling Brisbane, a little slice of heaven awaits in the form of Surfers Paradise. With its iconic high-rise skyline, skirted by the golden sands of the eponymous beach, Surfers Paradise is a place of pilgrimage for all those who love to tear up the waves.
However, if you’re planning your holiday at the stunning Surfers Paradise, don’t despair if surfing isn’t your thing. Here are just a few of the other ways to spend your days here.
Get a bird’s eye view on the SkyPoint Climb
The SkyPoint Climb is Australia’s highest external building climb, and offers an unparalleled view of Surfers Paradise from the top of the Q1 building. Over the course of 90 minutes you’ll climb some 270 metres in the open air, with a jaw-dropping 360-degree view over the city and the sparkling ocean as your reward.
If you prefer to admire the view of Surfers Paradise from indoors, visit the SkyPoint Observation Deck on the 77th floor. You can still witness the wraparound views, while grabbing something to eat from the Seventy7 Cafe & Bar.
Pick up some amazing finds at the market
As well as being the home of some sick waves, the beach is also the location of the city’s lively market scene. If you head down to the beachfront on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, you’ll find the renowned Surfers paradise Beachfront Markets, whose 120 stalls offer an eclectic array of food, arts and crafts.
Whether you’re after a unique piece by a local artist, some quality homeware or just a bite to eat, you’re sure to find it here! If you plan your visit right, you might even catch one of the live performances that often take place here.
Have a round of golf
If surfing isn’t your style, but you still fancy a bit of activity on your coastal getaway, how about a round of golf? Situated in Clear Island Waters, Surfers Paradise Golf Club is an impeccably maintained course. It makes no difference if you’re an amateur or a more experienced golfer, you’re bound to enjoy the 18 holes of fairways and greens. With a number of surprises up its sleeve, you can challenge yourself on the par 71 course any time of year.
When you’re ready for a bit of respite, you can retire to the Surfers Paradise Golf Club Bistro, which offers everything from steak and fresh seafood to burgers, pizza and pasta.