The Weekender: Surfers Paradise, QLD
There is a hint in the name of this one: Surfers Paradise. Not only is it a paradise for surfers but for those seeking some fine dining, drinking and relaxing; Surfers Paradise has it all. The beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants and exquisite accommodation.
The Hyde Paradiso is part of the Peppers Soul Hotel and is inspired by the southern Californian lifestyle with its beachfront views, hearty cocktails, Mediterranean food and resident DJs on the weekends. This gorgeous restaurant is not only the place to be, but the place to eat. The Hyde is an already established icon in Miami, L.A. and Vegas, with the Surfers Paradise location being the first in Australia.
Hyde Paradiso – 2/8 Esplanade Surfers Paradise, 4217 QLD
Residing in the QT Gold Coast, we present you with the most innovative izakaya dining in Surfers Paradise, Yamagen. Serving authentic Japanese cuisine as well as some delicious cocktails, Yamagen’s amazing attention to detail in their interior, menus and even dinnerware is only a reflection of the quality of the food.
Yamagen – 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise, 4217 QLD
Seascape Restaurant + Bar
Seascape Restaurant + Bar is perched above the Surfers Paradise Esplanade and offers amazing ocean views with a side of fine dining. The Seascape Bistro and Bar sits below and after ascending the staircase lined with Australian timbers, you will find yourself in the ambient restaurant. Seascape offers contemporary seafood dining as well as six fresh fish species sourced daily from Australian and New Zealand waters.
Seascape Restaurant + Bar – 1/4 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, 4217 QLD
House of Brews
House of Brews has 32 craft brews on tap, a rooftop cocktail bar and celebrates BBQ. With an impressive list of Best Bar awards behind them, House of Brews salute rock, brews and BBQ and invite guests to do the same. Located a quick stroll away from the beach, House of Brews if the perfect place to sit back and enjoy a drink or two alongside their delicious food menu.
House of Brews – 17 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise, 4217 QLD
The Island Rooftop
The Island Rooftop bar overlooks the CBD and the Main Beach coastline which only adds to its unique atmosphere and draw. The Island Rooftop offers some seriously delicious cocktails along with pizza, platters and other delectable treats. With unbridled views and vibes, this bar is one to visit.
The Island Rooftop – 3218 Surfers Paradise Blvd, 4217 QLD
Sandbar is located on the Esplanade, with to-die-for beachfront views and alfresco modern dining. Sandbar specialises in cocktails, craft beer and good times with a large range of beers and wine also on offer. Their innovative menu was created by an executive chef and they make sure to use locally sourced produce. Sandbar has been in business for 20 years, which makes them all the more experts on Surfers Paradise and good drinks.
Sandbar – 52 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, 4217 QLD
In Surfers Paradise, it seems obvious that you should surf, but we had to include it. Surfing is, of course, not the only water sport one can do whilst there. Swimming, jet skiing, boogie boarding, or simply wading, enjoy the water and the beautiful weather in one of the most visually stunning beaches in Queensland.
HOTA, or Home of the Arts, is the Gold Coast’s home for all things creative. HOTA has a cinema which previews mainstream films, hosts music and stage shows, runs art classes as well as much more. With Surfers Paradise as its backdrop, HOTA is not only the place to experience the arts, but also to view a creative hub in action. It is a spectacular building, so even if you don’t plan on catching a film, music or theatre performance, check out the building.
HOTA – 135 Brundall Rd, Surfers Paradise, 4217 QLD
SkyPoint Observation Deck
If you’re afraid of heights, this may not be for you. But if you would like to get the best view of Surfers and the Gold Coast, head up Australia’s highest beach-side observation deck to check it out. There is also the option to do the SkyPoint climb – Australia’s highest external building climb. Thrilling, satisfying and with the result of a tremendous view, it sounds great to us.
SkyPoint Observation Deck – 9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise, 4217 QLD
Wyndham Hotel Surfers Paradise
Wyndham Hotel is the ideal contemporary hotel that specialises in a tranquil beach escape. Their central location is perfect for visitors and local tourists as they are just a short stroll from world-class shopping, sensational eats and great bars. The beach is right on their doorstep, which makes the hotel perfect for families, couples and the likes. The rooms are self-contained and combine contemporary decor and practical holiday living.
Wyndham Hotel Surfers Paradise – 3018 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, 4217 QLD
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa
Surfers Paradise Marriott is a luxurious, five-star resort in Surfers Paradise, complete with the Ruby Spa for the ultimate relaxation. The rooms include high-end bedding and marble bathrooms, while the resort’s amenities include peaceful lagoons, an outdoor pool, contemporary fitness centre and a Sport Court. The resort’s restaurants and bars will excite and impress you, while the views are truly magnificent.
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa – 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, 4217 QLD
Peppers Soul in Surfers Paradise is top quality accommodation that caters for all. Each of the beachfront apartments offers uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean through floor to ceiling windows. Unwind in the swimming podium perched above the beach, get in a workout in the fully equipped gymnasium, take a stroll through the tropical gardens or relax in the sauna, steam room and spa.
Peppers Soul – 8 Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, 4217 QLD
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