Our Honeymoon in Surfers

Surfers Paradise Travel Blog

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View from the hotel on our first morning - I woke up very early since I was so excited!
Surfers Paradise was a lot of fun. There wasn't much to it really, just nice beaches and lots of hotels.  Not much shopping, just souvenier shops, places selling bathing suits, fast food restaurants and ice cream shops.

Most of our honeymoon was spent here in a holiday apartment at Pacific Point on the Beach. Pacific Point was nothing flashy, but it was bloody cheap and had a full kitchen which we wanted since we didn't want to eat out every day.  It also boasted a pool and a bbq area which we used quite a lot. It was a 10 minute walk from the centre of Surfers, and right across the road from Main Beach. Also very close to King Tutt's Putt Putt, and a little corner store and bottle shop. I would reccomend this place if you want to stay in Surfers for longer than a couple of nights, and you can get a good deal where you buy 5 nights get 1 free sort of thing at this website.
View from the hotel - Pacific Point on the Beach
We even got upgraded to a bigger room which had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an ocean view, instead of the single room river view.

We spent a lot of time at the beach, and also in the centre, which had the Ripleys Believe it Or Not Museum. Ripleys was really fun. We also went to a Wax Museum, which was just awful. There were two sections, the Wax Museum and the Chamber of Horrors.  I think it was like $20 to get in to the Wax Museum by itself, or $30 for both sections, but I didn't particular feel the need to see a bunch of torture devices and wax models of corpses so we just went to the Museum part. There were a bunch of celebrities, the best of which we'd already seen pictures of in the brochure. The thing was, they were all behind glass, so we couldn't take our pictures with them or anything which sucked.
View from the hotel
There was an audio guide being played throughout, with the volume so low we couldn't here what it was saying, and we went through the whole place in about 10 minutes. Most of the dummies didn't look much like the person at all, and there were lots of old politicians and who wants to see that really? We felt pretty ripped off by the whole thing and would not recommend it.

We had a number of great snacks here, mostly ice cream and gelati, there was plenty to choose from. There was also a place that sold pizza by the slice and they had the best Margherita pizza I'd ever tasted (I'm sure it'll be better in Italy next year though).  The best thing about Surfers is that there are brochures and guides of the place everywhere, and the guides have lots of coupons, so we got lots of stuff really cheap. If you go there pick up some brochures, you can get 2 for 1 smoothies at Boost Juice Bar as much as you want, and theres heaps of meal discounts too.  There was even a 2 for 1 coupon for the Old Time Photos so we got a couple of Old Time Photos done.  Old Time Photos are like a Surfers Paradise tradition, everyone gets them and they are a great souvenier. Do it!






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View from the hotel on our first m…
View from the hotel on our first …
View from the hotel - Pacific Poin…
View from the hotel - Pacific Poi…
View from the hotel
View from the hotel
View from the other side of the ho…
View from the other side of the h…
Freshly tractored sand on Main Bea…
Freshly tractored sand on Main Be…
The water was freezing, so we swam…
The water was freezing, so we swa…
The view from McDonalds. The city…
The view from McDonalds. The "cit…
Timezone Arcade! We had gift vouch…
Timezone Arcade! We had gift vouc…
We won some prizes at Timezone arc…
We won some prizes at Timezone ar…
Ripleys Believe it Or Not - 2 head…
Ripleys Believe it Or Not - 2 hea…
Ripleys Believe it or Not. Real Sh…
Ripleys Believe it or Not. Real S…
Ripleys Believe it or Not. A guy w…
Ripleys Believe it or Not. A guy …
Ripleys Believe it or Not. The Fij…
Ripleys Believe it or Not. The Fi…
Ripleys Believe it or Not. An Iron…
Ripleys Believe it or Not. An Iro…
Ripleys Believe it or Not. One of …
Ripleys Believe it or Not. One of…
Lots of cool mangled looking trees…
Lots of cool mangled looking tree…
Sunset view from the hotel.
Sunset view from the hotel.
King Tutts Putt Putt - the best m…
King Tutt's Putt Putt - the best …
King Tutts Putt Putt Mini Golf
King Tutt's Putt Putt Mini Golf
King Tutts Putt Putt Mini Golf
King Tutt's Putt Putt Mini Golf
King Tutts Putt Putt Mini Golf
King Tutt's Putt Putt Mini Golf
Wax Museum. Michael Jackson!
Wax Museum. Michael Jackson!
Wax Museum - creepy zombie.
Wax Museum - creepy zombie.
Wax Museum - overpriced and boring.
Wax Museum - overpriced and boring.