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Concierge Tips

Often recommended by our Concierge team is the many shopping options. Surfers Paradise has many unique shops and there are many large shopping centres within 20 minutes of the hotel. Harbour Town has discounted factory outlets, Pacific Fair which is only 1.5km from the hotel and the newest and largest mall on the Gold Coast,  Robina Town Centre. The Concierge hot tip here is to check out the surf outlets with Billabong, Quicksilver and Roxy which are just up the road at Ashmore.

For local dining and shopping within a 15 minute walking distance is Broadbeach, a walk through mall interspersed with cafes, bars and eateries and just across the road is the entertainment hub of Jupiter’s Casino.

The new G:Link tram is a cheap and convenient way to travel back and forth between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.  A G:Link ticket is valid for a travel period up to 2 hours from the time of purchase. Guests can travel up and down Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach for as little as $4.80 to take advantage of the beach and shops or to grab a bite to eat at one of the many great restaurants.

Make sure you make the most of the year round sunny weather by indulging in one of the many aquatic activities such as jetboating, parasailing and scuba diving. Why not swim with the dolphins at Seaworld or go exploring at South Stradbroke Island. Also there is a vast array of surf schools operating on a daily basis that can you get you up and riding.

What’s On?

Surfers Paradise is one of the tourism capitals of the world so why not take full advantage of all the events from around the town. The upcoming events range from live concerts to markets and everything in between.

Here are a few tips for what’s hot in the upcoming months.

Steven’s Suggestions of the Month

Commonwealth Games One Year to Go Celebration

Join us at a community celebration event on Surfers Paradise Beach with live acts from Australian chart toppers, Sheppard and local artists, Sunset City. Of course Borobi and the Mascoteers will be there too!

Get involved in GC2018 sports along the Surfers Paradise Broadwalk and meet some of the inspiring athletes aiming for Gold in a year’s time. Be awed by our gravity-defying light projection show that will give you a taste of the sports on offer at GC2018. We can’t wait to celebrate with you and your family the countdown to the biggest event Australia will see in more than a decade.

When: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 
The Esplanade, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Bleach* Festival

The Gold Coast has more than 300 days of sunshine. In a city where you can bank on the weather, all of the Gold Coast is the stage. For three huge weekends, the stunning physical beauty of the Gold Coast becomes the backdrop for one of Australia’s most distinctive arts events. With Bleach* Festival, you can expect the unexpected. Music, circus, theatre, dance, cabaret, installations and spectacle bring to life more than 20 locations along 52 kilometres of coastline, from beautiful beaches to a skate park.

When: Saturday, 1 April 2017 to Sunday, 16 April 2017
Where: Various locations across the Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise Live

Australian electro pop goddesses, The Veronicas will spearhead a star-studded line-up for the third Surfers Paradise LIVE festival when it amps up in the entertainment heart of the Gold Coast from April 28 to 30. LIVE transforms the centre of Surfers Paradise into a free, family-friendly multi-stage street festival that celebrates the best of Australian live music across a diverse array of genres and artists, with iconic Surfers Paradise beach as the unique backdrop. The Veronicas will touch down at LIVE ahead of the release of their upcoming fourth album, alongside big names including Eskimo Joe, Taxiride, Mental as Anything, Pseudo Echo and 1927, as well as a host of local and emerging acts

When: Friday, 28 April 2017 – Sunday, 30 April 2017
Where: Surfers Paradise

Market Madness with Miami Marketta

Miami comes to life with food from all corners of the world with Miami Marketta, Gold Coasts original and unique street food market. Complete with a dessert hall, this family orientated outdoor dining experience has seating for 450 people all undercover. Equipped with a main stage that hosts local talent with wide variety of music from soul, jazz, to independent and blues.

Open FREE to the public between 4-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, Marketta is ideal for the family wanting a little more from your Friday and Saturday nights with a family friendly environment in a safe enclosed precinct on Hillcrest Parade near Miami High School. If you have had dinner some where else and just want to satisfy your sweet tooth, Marketta Street Food will have a designated dessert hall filled with traditional gelato, dutch pancakes, home made cupcakes, frozen yogurt and the most amazing macaroons.

Whale Watching – June-November

Enjoy a magical experience among the gentle giants of the ocean with the marine experts Sea World Whale Watch and travel in luxury aboard the Gold Coast’s premier whale watching vessel. You’ll be in for the most intimate and memorable encounter with Humpback whales. Click here for more info.