Surfer's Paradise is one of the hottest spots to visit throughout all of Australia. It generally is referred to as the Miami Beach of Australia. With kilometer after kilometer of wide-open sand beaches, its diverse arrangement of restaurants and pubs, and its unparallelled night life and shopping, Surfer's Paradise is the stop for just about every traveler.

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In the heart of miami beach you can find an affordable and lovely place to rest. The Santa Barbara Hostal, with a great location close to the beach, attractions and night life is the perfect for family, business travelers and friends. For more information:

230 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33137

(305) 538-4411


In a short drive from Surfers Paradise there are four major Theme Parks being Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet'n'Wild and Sea World with each offering their own unique experience. If theme parks aren't your thing, there are also 40 golf courses, dinner cruises, and loads of adrenaline-based outdoor activities, from bungee lumping to jet-skiing.

Surfers Paradise itself hosts a range of attractions including Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, the Wax Museum, Spacewalker attraction and Adrenalin Park to mention just some for the daytime tourist. Surfers is also renowned for it's nightlife with popular nightspots including Melbas, Shooters and the Drink.

Possibly one of the favorite and most popular activity on the Gold Coast is the natural kind, and it doesn't cost a cent-hitting the surf and lazing on the beach. Along with the natural attraction of the coastline a major inland feature of the region is the Hinterland featuring World Heritage Listed national parks and scenic rainforests to explore.


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