Surfers Paradise—one of the ultimate destinations of Australia’s locals and tourists. Every day it’s teeming with life, thanks of the surfing breaks, diving spots, and fine white-sand beaches. It is also the center for commercialism, with hundreds of market stalls and specialty shops.
What the Market Is About
Surfers Paradise Market is a conglomeration of over 70 market booths selling all sorts of products, from food to arts and crafts. It is located in the Esplanade, which is between Elkhorn Avenue and Hanlan Street. The market is open during Wednesdays and Fridays, from 5:30 in the afternoon to 10 in the evening.
What to Do
Come night time, you and your friends can head into the market and check out the various items that are in store for you. Most of the products sold include fresh vegetables and fruits, handcrafted items, clothing, and accessories. You can also shop for trendy clothes and ceramics for home improvement. There are also dedicated floral shops around the area.
Once the market closes, you can proceed to the various cafes and restaurants that dot the area. They offer a myriad of international cuisines and seafood dishes. A lot of them offer nightly entertainment to patrons. You can catch live performances from local and budding musicians. There can also be open mic sessions where you can showcase your talents. Artsy clubs usually hold poetry readings.
At daytime, Surfers Paradise is the holiday getaway for aquatic lovers. Go to the marina and charter a boat that can take you around the region. You can also rent gear such as snorkel, flippers, and diving suits. You can also enjoy a day of beach volleyball and Frisbee. At certain months, Surfers Paradise becomes a venue for marathons (or aquathons) as well as concerts.
Surfers Paradise is very close to DreamWorld, SeaWorld, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Broadbeach, Gold Coast Turf Club, Infinity, and Centro Surfers Paradise.
Most of the Gold Coast accommodation choices within the area include apartments and resorts, which are ideal for those who are thinking of staying for more than a week – be sure to look at the available accommodation on our website. You can search according to your budget and date of availability. If you want to go cheap, there are motels and inns located around the area. We advise you, though, to book early so you can take advantage of lower rates.