Beyond the Waves: Surfers Paradise Things To Do and Places to Visit

by | Nov 15, 2023

Dive into the heart of Surfers Paradise with our comprehensive guide to the most exhilarating experiences that extend far beyond the crashing waves.

Whether you’re a seasoned solo traveller or you and your family are eager to explore this coastal haven’s vibrant culture, this blog post is your ticket to an unforgettable journey. 

Join us as we uncover the things to do and the must-visit places that make Surfers Paradise an exciting destination.

Let the adventure begin!

Surfers Paradise Things To Do

Go on a fun sightseeing tour with Gold Coast on Aquaduck Gold Coast or Quack’rDuck

Tour the Gold Coast on land and water with Aquaduck Gold Coast or Quack’rDuck. The tour involves riding an amphibious vehicle painted like a duck. Choose between Aquaduck Gold Coast or Quack’rDuck, located near St Tropez Resort in Surfers Paradise.

Aquaduck Gold Coast’s guided tour lasts for an hour and runs through some of the main attractions on the Gold Coast on land and water. This is a fun and relaxing tour, especially when you have little children. It will be exciting for them as Aquaduck allows kids to take turns driving the vessel on the water. 

The Aquaduck tour departs from its headquarters on Cahill Avenue in Surfers Paradise. This is only a few minutes walk from St Tropez Resort. The tour costs $40 for kids and $50 for adults. Tickets for seniors are $47 and $169 for the entire family (which includes two adults and two children). 

Quack’rDuck also operates on the same concept. It’s a guided tour of the Gold Coast’s most famous sights on land and water.

The first tour starts at 10:30 in the morning, and the last tour for the day ends at 4:45 pm. Tickets for adults cost $50, $40 for kids aged 2 to 17, and $169 for the whole family (two adults and two children). Seniors can buy their tickets for the tour at $47.

You can book the Aquaduck Gold Coast tour here. Or book the Quack’rDuck tour here.

Check out some birds at Macintosh Island Park

There are plenty of things to do on the Gold Coast, which can get pretty hectic. Get a moment respite or a morning of calm at Macintosh Island Park. This tranquil haven features playgrounds, babbling streams, and quiet picnic areas.

Sit down on one of the park benches if you want to give your feet a rest from all that walking or running after your kids.

This is also a bird sanctuary, so don’t be surprised if you encounter peacocks and other birds here and there. If you need to escape the hustle and bustle of the world, then this is one of the best places to visit on the Gold Coast.

Marvel at the wax figures at the Gold Coast Wax Museum

The Gold Coast Wax Museum in Surfers Paradise opened in 1968 and is a must-visit whether you’re a fan of wax figures or not. 

The museum features famous figures in world and local history, including US presidents, Australian leaders, and the British royal family. There are also hyper-realistic wax figures of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Joseph Stalin, and other world-changers.

You’ll also find wax figures of famous people in the entertainment industry. These include Kylie Minogue, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. 

The wax museum features dioramas of famous nursery rhymes, historical events, and everyday life.

Admission to the Gold Coast Surfers Paradise Wax Museum costs $35 for adults and $28 for children. The museum also offers special pricing for families and groups of 5 or more. Buy your tickets here.

Visit Ripley’s Believe it or Not! in Surfers Paradise

If you want a unique and more interactive experience, check out Ripley’s Believe it or Not! in Surfers Paradise. This is one of the best things to do in Surfers Paradise, and this place is excellent for people who like unusual or bizarre exhibits and news of incredible feats.

The attraction is in the heart of Surfers Paradise and is part of the Cavill Mall.

The current attraction includes the usual Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Exhibit and the 7D Moving Theatre. There’s also the fun Mirror Maze. You can purchase Combo Tickets if you want a more immersive experience or Single Tickets if you have a flight to catch in the afternoon.

Get a bird’s eye view of Surfers Paradise and beyond from the SkyPoint Observation Deck

The SkyPoint Observation Deck is located atop the Q1 building, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. You can chill out at the deck or enjoy the view as you munch on delicious food created by SkyPoint Bistro + Bar.

SkyPoint is open during the day and evening, allowing visitors to witness the stunning daylight vistas and the sparkling city lights at night. Sunset views from the observation deck are particularly popular.

The observation deck often features interactive displays and information about the landmarks visible from the vantage point. This educational aspect enhances the overall experience for visitors.

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, SkyPoint offers the SkyPoint Climb, an external climb on the spire of the Q1 building. This guided climb provides an adrenaline-pumping experience with even more spectacular views.

Purchase your SkyPoint Observation Tickets here.

Experience psychedelic lights at Infinity attraction

Infinity Surfers Paradise will give you an immersive experience in light and space. At Infinity, you’ll enter a maze and walk through interactive and colourful lights. 

This trippy experience is accompanied by fun music and fantastic optical illusions. This is something you and your kids will love. 

Infinity is open from 10 in the morning until 10 at night. Tickets range from $19.90 for kids to $28.90 for adults. Pay $82.90 for a family of four and $19.90 for seniors. Children under three years old are free.

There you have it. All the things you can do in Surfers Paradise and beyond if you’re done swimming and surfing.

Book at stay

Are you looking for a Surfers Paradise accommodation? Book your stay at St Tropez Resort today. We have the finest Surfers Paradise apartments, from simple one-bedroom apartments to two-bedroom ones. All are fully furnished for your comfort and convenience. 

Plus, we’re located near Surfers Paradise beach so you can enjoy the surf within minutes.

If you’d rather stay in after a hectic week, we have a heated outdoor pool and barbecue area you can enjoy with your mates or family. Our tour desk is also available if you don’t want to book your tickets.

Book now and make St Tropez Resorts your home in Surfers Paradise.