Surfers Paradise is a suburb within the local government area of City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Colloquially known as 'Surfers', it is a vacation hot spot for many tourists – and it's easy to see why! Surfers Paradise is the cosmopolitan centre of the Gold Coast, complete with surf patrolled golden beaches, an abundance of nightlife and dining options, great public transport links and fabulous shopping in Cavill Mall, named after Jim Cavill, an early hotel owner, is one of the busiest shopping strips in Queensland, and the centre of activity for night life. Living in this tourist town gives you numerous advantages – extended trading hours and a popular hub for local markets and city events.
Surfers Paradise is the Gold Coast's entertainment and tourism centre and the suburbs high-rise buildings are the best known feature of the city's skyline.
Surfers Paradise is fronted to the east by the Surfers Paradise Foreshore, a rejuvenated public space that fronts Surfers Paradise Beach and thePacific Ocean. The Foreshore was completed in 2011 and feature contemporary coastal streetscaping that incorporates existing trees and vegetation, including about 95 pandanus trees. The masterplanned space hosts a full calendar of free public events such as the Surfers Paradise Festival and the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships.