Surfers Paradise Cavill Avenue
In foreground of the photo you can see the famous guitar at the entrance of the popular Hard Rock Cafe. The venue is full of music memorabilia with both indoor and outdoor dining options. Turning left at the Hard Rock will take you towards the beach, while turning right will take you down to the riverside.
Named after Jim Cavill, the original hotellier who effectively gave birth to Surfers Paradise tourism, Cavill Avenue and Cavill Mall are the focal point of the Gold Coast. Lined with shops, nightclubs, bars and fast food outlets, the street has recently undergone some landscaping. The street stretches from the famous 'Surfers Paradise' sign next to the beach on The Esplanade, down through an array of restaurants, shops and nightclubs. There's lots of surf art and regular live music performances from buskers lining the street at night to pub bands. The arcades and streets nearby are the real heart of Surfers Paradise, with fantastic (cheap) Asian food, surfboard shops, tattoo parlours, T-Shirt emporiums and secret nightclub doors.