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The Surfing Culture of Australia's Gold Coast-Surfers Paradise

UntitledThe Surfs up in the Australia's Queensland State with its challenging wave action making this a premiere destination for international surfers and tourists alike. The 37,00km of coastline is renowned for its pristine beaches, the Great Barrier Reef and point breaks that challenge the most experienced board rider. For the not so experienced rider, there are less intimidating rolling swells to help build confidence and practice maneuvers. Even the spectators enjoy watching from popular spots with a bird's eye view of the breaking action. The locals boast that being a spectator is also an official sport of Queensland. This is equated to the surfing culture of the spectators who speak the language and dress their part in true Neverland surf wear.

At the Heart of the Gold Coast of Queensland is the entertainment capitol, Surfers Paradise. This centrally located area is threaded by the iconic surfing life style of the Gold Coast Beaches. This is where international tourists enjoy world class events such as the V8 Supercars Gold Coast 600 that accelerates through the city streets, the Gold Coast 7 hosting sixteen of the world's best Rugby Teams and the surfers Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast-ASP Men's World Tour at a neighbouring beach.


The Gold Coasts epicenter of fun has recently been rejuvenated with 14 shopping centres, arcades, museums, parks, concert venues, jet boat rides, miniature golf and more. The Beach Front Market stretches out for a half kilometer on the beach promenade inviting shoppers to explore 120 vendors offering locally made items along with unique gift ideas and music. For event listings access:

There are many restaurants, cafes and diners with some open 24 hours. The notorious internationally known nightlife district opts for an even wider choice of dance clubs, jazz rooms, pubs and concerts. While the beach sector hosts an evening of palm tree lined tiki bars, local watering holes and drumming circle beach gatherings.


Here are some of Surfers Paradise internationally Known Nightlife destinations:

Club Liv-The newest of entertainment venues is in the iconic party precinct which has the world's largest LED Matrix and NEXO Sound System, a system usually seen only at concert or festivals. With this latest pulsing technology sidled with a luxurious interior, it is an unbelievable experience that can't be justifiably described.

Cocktails Nightclub-One of the largest commercial dance clubs in Surfers Paradise with a massive dance floor, DJ's play the latest tracks, pool tables, LCD screens, plenty of posh lounging areas with a main bar and two private bars. It is one of the favorite go to clubbing scene for tourists and locals.

Sin City Nightclub – A world class act with a mutli- million dollar décor, state of the art sound system, chandeliers, velvet furnishings and gilded walls. Enjoy VIP status on the mezzanine level where international socialites and regulars make this their evening playground. Party like the rest, but only with the best.

Vanity - A vibrant and breathtaking premier clubbing destination with the distinct decadence of unique eclectic textured furnishings that are met by colourful mosaics, custom signed wall paper and antiques. Reserve a spacious party booth or private VIP lounge and then make your way down to the glamourous dance floor for an intoxicating sophisticated eclectic experience.

Melba's On The Park - This is one of the Gold Coasts true nightlife icons known for providing quality entertainment, contemporary dining as well as an extensive gaming and cocktail lounge. This is the hot spot for the best DJ music, live bands, dancing and gaming..


The Hard Rock Café of Surfers Paradise - Internationally known for their live shows and classic music memorabilia this is a place not to miss. With the unique distinction of the surfing culture this worldwide entity delivers outstanding entertainment, service and food. Enjoy the lounge with its nostalgia music décor or purchase tickets to a popular live show.

On the Beach:

Surfers Sandbar - Overlooking the beautiful beach of Surfers Paradise, relax in the chill zone while enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are infamous for their bountiful "Breaky" buffet 7 days a week with Sunday afternoon music, great seafood and reasonable prices.


Reaching Surfers Paradise is quick and easy. From the Coolangatta Airport or the Bisbane Airport it is less than an hour's drive. Both of these airports have easily accessible for hire Budget Rental car pick up points. Or if you prefer, at the Coolangatta Airport, hop on the newly opened Gulf Coast Rapid Transit System and stop in at the Surfers Paradise car for hire Budget Rental location. These three Gold Coast Budget Rental locations offer a unique surfer's fleet. Pick your traveling fun such as a 4 Wheel drive Toyota RAV4 , a SUV Durango Nitro or 3D Hummer. For larger groups, families or businesses, vans or Utes are also available. If a Mustang convertible, to blaze the coastal route or city streets is more your style, Budget Rent a Car will accommodate.

Even if you are not a surfer, Surfers Paradise is an international destination no matter the age or lifestyle. In keeping with the surfer culture the choice is yours to hang ten by the beach, enjoy side walk surfing at the Beach Front Market, at happy hour sip on a floater-a cold drink on ice or head to a club for an all-night of reeling on the dance floor.

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