Concierge Tips


We share tips and suggestions to make your stay in Surfers Paradise a memorable one.

The experienced staff at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, caters to the needs of guests by providing an extensive range of services and facilities. We make your visit a memorable one as our team share their local tips for exploring the Gold Coast. Whether it is making a restaurant recommendation, planning a day trip or recommending the best shopping.

Often recommended by our Concierge team is the many shopping options.

Surfers Paradise has a variety of unique shops plus there are many large shopping centres within 20 minutes of our 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, offers the best shopping and dining experience. Our Concierge hot tip is to also check out the surf outlets for Billabong, Quicksilver and Roxy, which are just up the road at Ashmore.

Explore local dining and shopping in Broadbeach, an easy 15 minute walk from our hotel. Walk along the beach promenade, to discover Broadbeach’s cafes, bars & eateries. Just across the road is the entertainment hub of The Star Gold Coast.

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.

Make sure you make the most of the year-round sunshine by indulging in one of the many water activities such as jet boating, parasailing, or scuba diving. Why not swim with the dolphins at Seaworld or go exploring at South Stradbroke Island? There is also a vast array of surf schools operating on a daily basis that will get you up and riding waves!


Here are a few tips for what’s hot on the Gold Coast in the coming months.

New Year’s Carnival

A free family friendly carnival comes to Surfers Paradise to celebrate the end of 2017. Enjoy carnival rides and activities along the golden sands of the Surfers Paradise Beach. Finish off 2017 with the Gold Coast’s largest fireworks display on New year’s Eve. See Concierge desk for more details.

When: Wednesday 27 December to Monday 1 January
Surfers Paradise Beach

Try indoor skydiving

Experience the thrill of skydiving without the risk. iFLY Indoor Skydiving allows you to float effortlessly in a column of air, guided by professional instructors. There are a variety of sessions to choose from, suitable for the whole family. This is a great rainy day option for thrill seekers and is located one tram stop from our hotel.

When: Open 7 days
3084 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Commonwealth Games | April 2018

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 will be the largest sporting even Australia will see this decade. On 4 April 2018, over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories will converge on the Gold Coast for an 11 day sporting and cultural event. Learn more.

Cruise Gold Coast Waterways

Pick up your own luxury Coaster (a private hire round boat). With seating for up to 10 people and a BBQ station, there’s no better way to experience the Gold Coast’s waterways. Plus no boating license is required.

When: 9:00am – 5:00pm, 7 days
Pick up location confirmed at booking

Market Madness with Miami Marketta

Miami comes to life with food from all corners of the world with Miami Marketta, the Gold Coast’s original and unique street food market. Complete with a dessert hall, this family orientated outdoor dining experience has to seat for 450 people all undercover. Speak to our Concierge for more details.

Commonwealth Games Trials

Don’t miss your chance to see Australia’s track and field stars battle for their Commonwealth Games spot. The 2018 national championships, which double as the Games trials, will take place on the Gold Coast from 15th to 18th February, 2018. The trials will be held at Carrara Stadium only 15-minutes drive from our hotel.

Immerse Yourself in a Holographic Universe

The Gold Coast’s new family-friendly attraction is Holoverse. Located a short tram ride from of our hotel, guests will experience real life interactive holograms. Navigate through new worlds, slaying dragons and defending galaxies.

When: Open 7 days
59 Nerang Street, Southport


The G:Link is an affordable and convenient way to travel between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.  A G:Link ticket is valid for a travel period up to 2 hours from the time of purchase. So from as little as $2.56, you can take advantage of the beach and shops or to grab a bite to eat at one of the many great restaurants.