About Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise is a suburb within the local
government area of City of Gold Coast in
Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census,
Surfers Paradise had a population of 19,668.
Colloquially known as 'Surfers', the suburb has
many high-rise apartment buildings and a wide
surf beach. The feature of the heart of the
Surfers Paradise suburb is Cavill Mall, which
runs through the shopping and entertainment
precinct. Cavill Avenue, named after Jim Cavill,
an early hotel owner, is one of the busiest
shopping strips in Queensland, and the centre
of activity for night life. One of the features of
the area is the Surfers Paradise Meter Maids
designed to build goodwill with tourists.
Surfers Paradise is the Gold Coast's
entertainment and tourism centre and the
suburbs high-rise buildings are the best known
feature of the city's skyline.