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Surfers Paradise activities

$71.46 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Half-Day Whale Watching and Canal Cruise from the Gold Coast

Board your state of the art vessel in Surfers Paradise. After a brief safety introduction, your tour starts with a scenic canal cruise down the Nerang River while your knowledgeable crew point out the spectacular homes of the rich and famous.Your cruise continues past the beautiful South Stradbroke Island to the nearby waters of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. Each year between the months of May and October, humpbacks whales migrate to these subtropical waters to mate and give birth. With three departures per day you'll have the opportunity to see the whales at play, often performing spectacular aerial leaps. There will be plenty of photo opportunities as bottle-nose dolphins, giant loggerhead turtles, killer whales and various sea birds also call these waters home. Your marine naturalist guide will also provide informative and unique commentary and the experienced crew are dedicated to providing you with the ultimate whale watching experience. Seasonal: June to October

$57.70 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Gold Coast Sunset Cruise with Optional Seafood Dinner

Make your way to Main Beach where your captain greets you as you board your luxury yacht for your 2-hour evening cruise. After a short safety briefing, sit back and relax as your boat sets out on the protected waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Marvel at the super-yachts anchored at the Southport Yacht Club and Marina Mirage, then pass the luxurious Palazzo Versace Hotel en route to South Stradbroke Island. Continue past Sea World, Wave Break Island and the Seaway. While it's still light, you might see birdlife such as pelicans, cormorants, terns and sea eagles. You may even spot dolphins swimming near the boat. Sip on sparkling wine and nibble on cheese and crackers, fresh fruit and other appetizers during your cruise. You can also upgrade to include a delicious seafood dinner that features Australia’s freshest seafood. Fresh lobster, crab, shrimp and other delicacies could be on the menu, depending on availability that day. A non-seafood option can also be arranged. Your captain may share stories about the racing history of your vessel, which has appeared in four Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races, one of the world’s most challenging yacht races. On the return voyage, watch the lights flicker on at Surfers Paradise as the twilight sky glows in red, orange, and purple. After about two hours, your boat returns to the starting point where the tour ends.

$100.33 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whale Watching and Surfers Paradise Day Trip from Brisbane

On arrival to Surfers Paradise, board your state of the art vessel. After a brief safety introduction, your tour starts with a scenic canal cruise down the Nerang River while your knowledgeable crew point out the spectacular homes of the rich and famous.Your cruise continues past the beautiful South Stradbroke Island to the nearby waters of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. Each year between the months of May and October, humpbacks whales migrate to these subtropical waters to mate and give birth. You'll have the opportunity to see the whales at play, often performing spectacular aerial leaps. There will be plenty of photo opportunities as bottle-nose dolphins, giant loggerhead turtles, killer whales and various sea birds also call these waters home. Your marine naturalist guide will also provide informative and unique commentary and the experienced crew are dedicated to providing you with the ultimate whale watching experience.Following your cruise, you'll have up to 2 hours of free time to explore Surfers Paradise at your own leisure Stroll through the designer boutiques and explore the stunning beaches before your return transfer to Brisbane.

$219.11 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Small-Group Byron Bay and Crystal Castle Day Tour from Brisbane

With panoramic views, a fully air-conditioned passenger compartment and ample legroom you will be treated to five-star, personalised service from our friendly and knowledgeable staff who know our destinations intimately.  You'll feel as though you have been out with trusted friends for the day. Your guide will make sure your day is relaxed and memorable for all the right reasons.Pick up from Brisbane City hotels will be: 8:00 – 8:15 am.Travelling down the M1 past popular theme parks towards the Gold Coast on our way into northern New South WalesMain Beach, Surfers Paradise - guests have the opportunity to walk on the beach and for some quick snapshots of this iconic beach.Currumbin Beach for our morning tea stop at Elephant Rock Café. Option to climb nearby Elephant Rock for a bird’s eye view of the Gold Coast.Explore Cape Byron Lighthouse at Byron Bay. If the timing is right, whales, dolphins or turtles may be spotted.Byron Bay - free time to explore the diverse shops, walk on the beach and have some lunch before we head into the nearby hinterland.Lunch will be at the popular Fishheads Restaurant (Byron Bay's premier seafood restaurant).Enjoy exceptional views  over the coast as we drive into the hinterland behind Byron Bay.Explore Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens – home to Byron’s World Peace Stupa, which has the blessing of the Dalai Lama. These private botanical gardens are filled with extraordinary crystals, sub-tropical plant life and will provide you with a uniquely enriching experience.Drop off at City hotels will be: Between : 5:15 – 5:30 pm.It is recommended that you wear enclosed, comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat and wear sunscreen while on our tours. Your guide will carry drinking water, sunscreen and insect repellent on board for your comfort and convenience.

$52.59 Classes & Workshops

Learn to Surf at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

Meet at the beach shop at the beach end of Cavill Avenue, at least 10 minutes prior to the lesson start time. Complete the booking form and collect your rash shirt or wetsuit and surf board with legrope. Walk to the beach with your gear (we will look after your clothing and vakuables in the shop). Instruction will begin with a safety talk and basic instruction on the beach. Spend about 30 minutes in the water to catch your first few waves with the instructors help. Return to the beach for additional instruction on stand up techniques. Spend the rest of the time in the water catching waves and standing up with instructors assistance.

$43.82 Classes & Workshops

2-Hour Beginners Surf Lesson at Surfers Paradise

Lessons will be held at the best location for all skill levels, from someone who has never tried a surf lesson, to both beginners and intermediate surfers.The Spit, located at at Main Beach, is where the locals go to learn surfing, it is safe and the waves are small and easy to ride. The Spit is the only beach on the Gold Coast that does not have high rise buildings, it is very beautiful. Your instructors are experts at teaching and they will do everything they can to make you feel safe and have lots of fun, even if you are not a good swimmer. All equipment rental is included as part of this package. You can also take commemorative photos of every class that you can purchase and receive via USB drive (own expense).Free transport to and from the beach is available from all hotels in Surfers Paradise. If you have your own car there is all day free parking. The lessons are at 10am and 1pm daily.