Surfer’s Paradise in Gold Coast, Queensland

A Short Drive from Byron Bay!

The drive is only about 2 hours away from Byron Bay. Gold Coast is a complete contrast to Byron. It has huge corporations, big buildings and is an actual city. Of course there are many beaches but the feeling is quite different. Instead of mountains by the coast, you’ll see very tall buildings.

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Surfer’s Paradise

Surfer’s Paradise

Surfer’s Paradise is quite a busy place with lots of backpackers, restaurants, bars, clubs, casinos, and they have entertainment like Ripley’s Believe it or not. This place sort of reminded me of Niagara Falls Canadian side, except that it’s way smaller than that. There’s the main street which consists of all your shopping, restaurants, bars and then you have the main beach for relaxation.

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Broadbeach

The atmosphere of Gold Coast is pretty lively. I have been to Broadbeach which is about an hour of bus ride from Surfer’s. This beach I found was nicer. It’s quite long and away from the party scene. I think I enjoyed Surfer’s beach more on my second day. It was nice to just sit under the sun. The water was not so cold yet just enough to cool me off.

It’s a nice place for a weekend getaway!

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Published by the6travelette

I love to travel and explore new places. My home being Toronto, the most diverse and multi-cultural city in the world, definitely sparks interests in learning about other cultures and exploring places from a local perspective. Follow me as I share with you, my adventures, experiences and travels. Bringing you travel tips on food, hotels and activities from around the world Alongside traveling, I also have a passion for beauty and I'm the author of https://beautyandthebeach.ca/ where I share tips, deals and discuss the latest trends. All things discussed are my own opinions, experiences and photography. I hope you enjoy seeing the world through my lens! Instagram @the6travelette TripAdvisor Level 4 contributer - https://www.tripadvisor.ca/members/jasminetdot

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