WHEN VISITORS THINK OF THE GOLD COAST, THEY NO DOUBT PICTURE SURFERS PARADISE. A TOWERING SKYLINE, GOLDEN BIKINI-CLAD METER MAIDS AND – OF COURSE – BARRELLING WAVES ARE ALL QUINTESSENTIAL SURFERS PARADISE ICONS, BUT THERE’S PLENTY MORE TO EXPLORE IN THE BUSTLING SPOT.
If you’re after beachfront dining with a variety of restaurants to suit every age and budget, you can’t go past Soul Boardwalk. Home to food stops like Gringo Loco Cantina, Seascape Restaurant and Bar and Vapiano, they’ve got something for everyone all just steps away from Surfers Paradise’s famous beachfront. Ride a wave, fill up on yiros then wash it down with a schooner… and repeat. They don’t call it ‘Soul’ Boardwalk for nothing.
There’s no better way to see the Gold Coast than from the top of the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. Q1’s SkyPoint lounge not only offers unrivalled views of the entire coastline, but they also do amazing food and drinks for those wanting some sky-high dining. Test your limits on the SkyPoint Climb, which will have you scaling the side of the building and trekking to the very top – choose to go before sunrise or after dark for a particularly jaw-dropping experience.
The unofficial capital of Gold Coast entertainment, there’s no better place to run wild and free than through the streets of Surfers Paradise. Get lost in the lights and lasers of the Infinity attraction, have your mind blown at every turn in the mad museum that is Ripley’s Believe it or Not, or simply lay down a towel and soak up the south-east Queensland sun on the beach. The world’s your oyster.