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Whats surfers paradise like?

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1. Posted by Dustinb131 (Budding Member 9 posts) 12y

Me and my girlfriend are flying into sydney on dec 2. We have not decided where to go yet, we want a place where we can surf and find a job easily. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Thank you for any help.

2. Posted by jorppa (Budding Member 25 posts) 12y

if you are a surfing person, dont tie yourself up in surfers paradise. Its a fantastic place, but there's so much more to see. Definetely go feel the byron bays tallows beach, or sunshine coast. You won't regret. And if you want some peace and shit go to mission beach near cairns. A week trip to magnetic island near townsville will recharge your batteries really good and its cheap as hell.

-take care

3. Posted by julieoz (Full Member 95 posts) 12y

surfers paradise is pretty touristy. good for the theme parks and to spend a bit of time. I like the Sunshine Coast better than the Gold Coast, not as touristy!

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 12y

The Gold Coast is so-so; a bit like the Costa Brava in Spain. There's heaps of cheap accommodation, a fair bit to see and do, but in my mind it's over-rated - and I've been there a few times.

As for surfing, head south to Rainbow Bay - a great right off the headland.

5. Posted by kirstyfly (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y

Just got back from Surfers paradise on Sunday after staying for 2 weeks.

i agree with the other posters it is pretty touristy.

It is very hot and they have great sandy beaches.

Byron bay is nice, it is has a camping ground close to the beach and is laid back.

6. Posted by Dustinb131 (Budding Member 9 posts) 12y

Thanks for the replys, we still are undecided. We will probably just show up in sydney then go from there.

7. Posted by babe967 (Full Member 98 posts) 12y

Surfers pardise is a good place to vist,i am there just now and love it. There is plenty to do, beach, shops, cafes, nightclubs pubs.And also trips.Surfers has good bus service,to get you about.
I am staying in Islanders hostel next to bus station, it is real good. This hostel is also a hotel, and backpackers get to use all facilities of hotel and you also get a free evening meal and all you need to do is buy a drink.I think it is a good deal for $23 a night.
I hope this has helped you decide.