Travel Blogs from Surfers Paradise, Australia

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Just another day in, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Just another day in

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... along here, which makes it even more surprising that all these tourists feel the need to cram themselves into high-rises at Surfers Paradise and then push through crowds to do anything. We take a quick look around the town and then decide that the beach ...

Surfers, but not Paradise (CONTAINS VIDEO), Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Surfers, but not Paradise (CONTAINS VIDEO)

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... here as well. These older ones, known as 'toolies', are generally the more troublesome group. Surfers Paradise is kind of like the Las Vegas of Australia, without the bizarre themed casinos. High-rise hotels and holiday apartments tower over the ...

Catching the waves...well, sort of..., Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Catching the waves...well, sort of...

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... much difference between the two. At least I know that I can stand on the board. So there we were at a little beach south of Surfers gazing out at two foot waves and about a hundred people bobbing around in the water trying to get a decent ride. As I ...

Everybody's gone surfin'......, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Everybody's gone surfin'......

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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Today we set off for Surfers Paradise. First we had a drive by both main stadiums in Brisbane, the Suncorp Stadium - home of the Queensland Roar & Brisbane Lions, and The Gabba - cricket stadium & home of Brisbane Reds. We checked in at Main Beach ...

Cruising on the crest of a wave....well allmost!, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Cruising on the crest of a wave....well allmost!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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We went off for our two hour surf lesson at 10am. We both really enjoyed this. We both managed to stand up - but not for very long. Improvements will be made next time. At least we got stood up though which was the main goal today. The only unfortunate ...

Indy Racing hits town and a weekend of partying, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Indy Racing hits town and a weekend of partying

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... there were thousands of spectators as well as hundreds of model pr girls for the race teams. We also saw the famous Surfers Paradise 'meter maids' who parade in gold bikinis and feed coins into expired parking meters for lucky motorists - maybe Manchester ...

"Crikey...!"

A travel blog entry by mattmcshane

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... 'aussie' animals; koala's, dingo's, wombats getting walked around like dogs and of course loads of Kangaroos! Back in Surfers Paradise we spent a couple of days lazing by the beautiful long beach that stretches along the coastline. Getting itchy feet, ...

Smutty Surfers and DreamWorld Fun, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Smutty Surfers and DreamWorld Fun

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... with the 18-30’s nightlife of Magaluf, the ultimate lads or girls holiday for Aussie‘s! We had not come to Surfers Paradise to get drunk and sleep with a stranger (unfortunately). We decided to stop here to visit the renowned beach ...

Austrailia - Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Austrailia - Surfers Paradise

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... booked some accommodation on the journey and were met at the Surfers Transit Centre by the shuttle bus to the hostel. The hostel, the Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort, was fairly average in price at $72 (29 GBP) per night for a double room in a ...

Moving on......, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Moving on......

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Firstly, apologies for last few entries being so dull but wrote 2 weeks worth of stuff v late at night so was not v inspired but hope photos give you more of an idea of how fab the east coast is! Other fascinating things to update you on: - we sold ...

Day 309-315: Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour, Surfers Paradise > Byron Bay > Coffs Harbour, Australia travel blog

Day 309-315: Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour

A travel blog entry by pauldwade

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... Went for a walk this morning around the walking tracks which take you to the Lighthouse, to the most eastern point of mainland Australia, along a couple of beaches and through some rainforest. Took about 3 hours in all and the weather was great. Found the ...

Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Surfers Paradise

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Is it really a Paradise?, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia travel blog

Is it really a Paradise?

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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So we arrived in Surfers Paradise on Wednesday afternoon and it is a lot like Blackpool, touristy and tacky and you wouldn't want to stay any longer than a week. Having said that, it does have a lot of bars, and our hostel is marvellous. It's a hotel that ...

Expert Surfers (not!), Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Expert Surfers (not!)

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... currently in the UK recovering from an op. They moved out here in Jan and have settled in very well to Southport just outside Surfers Paradise. Anyway Andrew met us with a beer (of course) and then drove us to the great apartment where it was great to ...

Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Gold Coast

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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Off to the East Coast again. This time we wanted to do Fraser Island and Port Douglas. We went back to Surfers and stayed in Hotel Vegas (again). Apparently as a kid Michael went to a buffet in Vegas with his ...

The VERY TACKY Gold Coast!!, Surfers Paradise....The Gold Coast, Australia travel blog

The VERY TACKY Gold Coast!!

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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Just some pix to show you what we ...

Surf's Up!, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Surf's Up!

A travel blog entry by johnbrianmess

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Shock and Owe Much?, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Shock and Owe Much?

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... do here? "I'm not sure, what is there to see around here?".... I said to myself, I'm not really sure why I'm in Australia right now. I just left a perfectly nice island with a perfectly good beach and a perfectly great girl in a perfectly cheap ...

Party Capital of Australia, Nimbin, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Party Capital of Australia

A travel blog entry by countrybumpkin

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... would be happy to drive both there and back. So we drove an hour through the winding roads to Nimbin - the drug capital of Australia. Nimbin is in the centre of an enormous volcanic crater formed thousands of years ago and if you ask Dan he will tell ...

Sorry it has been so long since our last ..., Surfers Paradise and Brisbane, Australia travel blog

Sorry it has been so long since our last ...

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... a couple who used to work at Cheers and they said there was always complaints and that the hostel didn't even own a hoover - euh! Surfers Paradise itself seemed quite a nice place. It is very touristy but we think it would have been good to stay for a ...

Happy birthday to Annie!!!!, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Happy birthday to Annie!!!!

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... Comfort Inn has free wireless but the price was 150$, which we do not want to pay for a simple motel room. At the end of Surfers Paradise is Mermaid Beach and we decide to turn around there, when we see the Comfort Inn. Can't hurt to ask. The nice lady ...

We are goiiiiiing to Thailand, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

We are goiiiiiing to Thailand

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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... we do but surfing for our destination in Thailand and a hotel? (And letting everybody know: we are coooooooming) We strolled through Surfers Paradise, went to Hooters and Movie World. Since we are 2 children together, we had a very nice time. Still, I ...

BITTE SPRENGEN !!!, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

BITTE SPRENGEN !!!

A travel blog entry by worldwidewidu

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... sind hier Abends angekommen haben noch n paar Leute getroffen, geschnackt und sind dann am naechsten morgen gleich wieder aufgebrochen. Surfers Paradise ist eine Wolkenkratzer-Stadt, hier leben gerade mal 18000 Menschen, aber man hat das Gefuehl das man ...

Champ Car Qualifying 2, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Champ Car Qualifying 2

A travel blog entry by olinorwell

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Today was the third day of the Lexmark Indy 300 race weekend, up today was part two of the Champ Car qualifying, along with the first of the V8 Super Car races. The V8 Super Car series is similar to the Touring Car championship back home in England. I ...

Strand og skyskrabere, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Strand og skyskrabere

A travel blog entry by gingerskat

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... til kl 16 om eftermiddagen, hvorefter jeg spiste en is med Lemon Sorbet (nam nam) og vi kobte ind til aftensmad. Surfer's Paradise bestaar bare af to ting: Strand og skyskrabere. Det er en rigtig ferieby, som ikke rigtig har andet at ...

Surfer Dudes, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Surfer Dudes

A travel blog entry by lucy_and_matt

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Surfers Paradise is just that if you're in to surfing, we felt more like we were in the Costa-Del-Sol surrounded by high rise buildings, huge shopping and hotel complexes, restaurants and tacky tourist shops set by the coast - not really our idea of ...

Wet'n Wild og Jetski, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Wet'n Wild og Jetski

A travel blog entry by lasse-kaya

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... like gøy. Må også nevne at vi for første gang i Australia har blitt stoppet av politiet, de hadde promillekontroll i sentrum av Surfers Paradise. Det kom selvfølgelig ikke noe utslag på denne kontrollen, så vi har enda ikke fått noe bot på turen ...

Hjertesukk i paradis..., Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Hjertesukk i paradis...

A travel blog entry by hjalmar

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... av den gamle vakre sorten og gjorde dagens lille vandreutflukt vel verdt det. Etter halvannen times minibusstur fra Byron Bay ankom jeg Surfers Paradise. På forhånd hadde jeg hørt mer negativt enn positivt om dette stedet, da det ikke har meget mer ...

Long weekend in Surfers, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

Long weekend in Surfers

A travel blog entry by andrewpaterson

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Arrived in Surfers friday night around 5pm and had Gareth meet me at the station.  Him and his wife live right across the street (and only blocks away from the main part of town and beach) so was quite easy.  Went out for dinner with them then ...

May 08 - May, Surfers Paradise, Australia travel blog

May 08 - May

A travel blog entry by jimibaker

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Surfers Paradise looks a lot different than I had expected. It is a really built up city with huge high rises along the coast. Its a big party town, every night the hostel used organise a club crawl around town which were pretty mental. The ...

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