Discover award-winning restaurants, bars, festivals, endless golden beaches and more in Australia’s most celebrated destination – Surfers Paradise. This energetic, enthusiastic, electric and eclectic destination has always been an entertainment playground famous for its world-class nightlife venues, international events and pumping atmosphere.

Just about an hour's drive from Brisbane, Rhapsody Resort is located just 100 m from the golden sands of Surfers Paradise Beach on the Gold Coast. The location on Surfers Paradise Boulevarde, with spectacular ocean views is a great choice for travellers interested in relaxation, food and theme parks.

Feel the excitement of life in the fun lane, where the sun shines on an unlimited variety of things to see and do all year round. Cuddle a koala, learn to surf, and walk a World Heritage listed rainforest trail in a day full of natural adventure. Scream with excitement on the biggest and best theme park rides, browse the boutiques, or putt your way to a win on a championship golf course. And as the sun sets over this city by the sea, treat yourself to an international stage show, dine on the freshest local produce and take your cocktail beachside as the Gold Coast glimmers through the night.

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The Ultimate Surfers Paradise Checklist

Sun, Sand and Surf

With 300 days of sunshine each year, warm blue water, and an average temperature of 25 degrees, the beaches of the Gold Coast are still its most famous attraction. The Gold Coast's central beaches are all about action, in the lively quarters of Surfers Paradise, Main Beach, Broadbeach, and Burleigh. All these beaches are just a short drive from Rhapsody. Talk to our concierge and they’ll help you organise a day trip.

Endless Adventures in the Theme Park Capital of Australia

The surest way to create memories you’ll talk about for years to come is a visit to any or all of the adventurous theme parks on the Gold Coast. With exhilarating rides, exotic animals and endless waterslides to help you cool off, the Gold Coast offers a full spectrum of interactive entertainment for all age groups with theme parks like Dreamworld, Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, and Wet’n’Wild Water World. Our QDesk can help you pre-book all the great theme parks and activities right from the comfort of your home at Rhapsody.

Enjoy unrivalled 360 views from Skypoint Observation Deck

SkyPoint Observation Deck is located on level 77 of the iconic Q1 Building. Discover the region’s history, culture and tourism treasures from Australia’s only beachside Observation Deck offering spectacular 360’ views of the Gold Coast. Adventure seekers, get your adrenaline pumping with the SkyPoint Climb. Australia’s highest external building climb takes climbers on a journey 270 metres into the sky.

Family Day out with the kids

Apart from theme parks, Gold Coast also has plenty of activities that are fun for the whole family – Inifinity Attraction, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Draculas Haunted House, 7D Cinema, Timezone Surfers Paradise and Wax Museum. Contact QDesk for details.

Retail Therapy

Markets, outlet malls, boutiques and high-end designers, Gold Coast is the place to shop whilst on holidays. Check out Chevron Renaissance, Paradise Centre and the beachfront markets if you’re looking for bargains.

Wine and Dine

Bathed in sunshine by day and awash with warm, clear skies at night, Australia’s favourite playground refuses to slow down just because the sun’s gone down. With a cocktail of live entertainment, starlit cruises and family friendly fun you’ll find yourself staying up late. Stage shows and live acts are held across the city in venues ranging from the Casino or Arts Centre to the Surf Clubs and public parks, while the theme parks and tour operators also offer many night time attractions. Surfers Paradise is of course the most well-known of the city’s sunset strips, indeed it is the main attraction for many visitors.