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Surfers Paradise Night Markets

These iconic beachfront markets are held every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night along the Esplanade on the foreshore of Surfers Paradise. You can pick up all sorts of arts and crafts, food, jewellery and many wonderful handmade bits and pieces by locals. There are over 100 unique stalls at the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets so there is something for the whole family.

They are held every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday night, from 4pm to 9pm, all year round. Please visit the dedicated Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets Facebook Page for news and updates. 

The markets are a wonderful way to start your evening or to wind up the day spent at the beach or strolling through Cavill Mall, and just a short walk from the majority of Surfers Paradise accommodation.

Night Markets
Images courtesy of Destination Gold Coast

More Night Markets on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has a number of wonderful night markets where you can grab some delicious food, do some shopping and in some cases, listen to live music too! Some of the best ones are: 

  • Miami Marketta - each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm (at Hillcrest Parade, Miami)
  • Emerald Lakes Markets - each Thursday from 3pm to 7:30pm (at Emerald Lakes, Carrara)
  • The Sanctuary Markets - each Friday from 4pm - 9pm (at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary)
  • Dreamworld Night Market - each Friday and Saturday from 5pm - 9pm (at Dreamworld, Coomera)

Visiting Surfers Paradise

Looking for more activities to do in Surfers Paradise? There are a stack of excellent attractions and activities located right in the heart of Surfers! Below we've included some of our favourites:

Get the thrill of skydiving without fear with this super awesome Gold Coast indoor skydiving experience! Located in the middle of Surfers Paradise, join in the fun and the feeling of complete weightlessness while performing all the aerial twists, turns and spins you like in a near-perfect simulation of the free-fall of dropping from 14,000 feet that standard skydives offer. Enjoy your time in mid-air as the powerful fans have you feeling like a superhero.

Location: 3084 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

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Infinity is a mind-blowing journey into a spectacular and interactive futuristic maze-like world of wonder. Made up of an extraordinary series of around 20 multi-sensual environments that are filled with unique special effects, atmospheric sound fields, ultra-groovy music and illusions. Travel to another universe and enjoy the sights and sounds, offering great family fun in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Located at the Chevron Renaissance.

Location: G31 Chevron Renaissance Centre, Surfers Paradise

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SkyPoint has been transformed from a room with a view to an exciting tourism experience to showcase the 360-degree beauty of the Gold Coast from the surf to the hinterland and beyond. Hop on board the fast elevators at Q1 Resort, taking you from the ground to Level 77 in just 42.7 seconds. Like some adventure? Why not try the new SkyPoint climb! You can even get a combo pass to visit SkyPoint, Dreamworld & WhiteWater World.

Location: Level 77, Q1 Building, 9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise

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Take a self-guided tour through themed galleries featuring hundreds of unbelievable exhibits, amazing stories, magic, mystery, incredible illusions, interactive displays and more at Ripley's believe it or not. You'll see a piece of Mars rock from the Red Planet, survive a walk through Australia's only double spinning tunnels, discover rare artifacts in the Egyptian tomb, marvel at the world's smallest car, be entertained by “Ripley's Fab Four” and more. 

Location: Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217

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Experience a Gold Coast tour with a fun difference aboard the Quack'R'Duck! Set off from the heart of Surfers Paradise on this Gold Coast duck bus tour for a journey both along the roads and continuing to the Gold Coast Broadwater. Then enter the water aboard the same vehicle as it's amphibious! Kids love the excitement and watery fun as we splash into the water, transitioning seamlessly into a relaxing and informative and entertaining cruise around the Marina Mirage and its surroundings.

Location: 7 Elkhorn Ave, Surfers Paradise 

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Calling all adrenaline junkies, this activity is for you! Jet Boat Extreme departs from the heart of Surfers Paradise and is jam-packed with fun, adventure, thrills and beautiful scenery. The twin jet-powered 600hp turbocharged jets will give you 360-degree spins, power slides and amazing speeds through the Gold Coast Broadwater and Seaway. Slide along sandbanks and pristine beaches and be warned, you're going to get a little wet!

 Location: 30 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, QLD

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Dive in board first and experience surfing on the world famous Surfers Paradise Beach with this fully guided lesson. You'll feel like a pro in no time as you're taught how to paddle, stand and balance to ride that wave back to shore. After a lesson on land you'll take to the waters to put your new skills into action and hopefully nail a few of those waves. The lesson runs for a total of 2 hours and in that time you'll receive all of the necessary instructions to build up your confidence. 

Location: Shop 26a Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, QLD

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Things to do and seeOn the Gold Coast in Queensland

Theme Parks

Combo passes & packages

Free things to do

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


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