Surfers Paradise YHA, Main Beach

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Things to do in Surfers Paradise YHA, Main Beach

There is something for every backpacker at Surfers Paradise YHA hostel; white sandy beaches, 24 hour shopping, theme parks (Seaworld down the road) and national parks, adrenalin kicks on the ground, in the air and underwater, city sights and rainforest hinterland. Surfers Paradise is all about action, excitement and adventure! The tour desk at Surfers Paradise YHA hostel can help organise all your tours and activities.

Surfers Paradise is a backpackers party paradise and what better way to enjoy it than with Surfers Paradise YHA? Enjoy the restaurants overlooking the marina or venture into town and party 'til the sun comes up at the pubs, clubs and live music venues of Surfers Paradise.

At the hostel

$6 BBQ night

Traditional Aussie BBQ-Sausages, bread, salad, chips and a drink. Starts at 7pm on the front balcony. Sign up at reception before 5pm.


Free Movie night

Choice of several movies plus FREE Popcorn. Starts at 8:30pm in the lounge.

TV Room

$30 Wicked pub crawl

Entry to 4 venues.VIP Promotion, sausage sizzle and 1 drink served in each venue. Starts at 6:30pm in Surfers Paradise. Sign up at Reception.

Wednesday & Saturday
Various bars

Free DJ Night

DJ Night at Fisho's! Live DJ, free drink and free pool competition. Located directly behind the hostel.

Fisherman's Wharf

Tours & activities related to this hostel

per person

Gold Coast Rainforest and Mount Tamborine day tour

Venture places only a four wheel drive can take you on this guided day tour through the Gold Coast's Lamington National Park and Mount Tamborine.
per person

Gold Coast Waterfalls and Springbook half day tour

Short on time? Fancy a sleep in? This afternoon tour through the spectacular Gold Coast Hinterland is just for you! *SAVE $9*
per person

Learn to surf in Surfers Paradise

This fun, safe, and easy 2 hour surf lesson is the perfect way to experience the thrill of surfing. With qualified coaches and small group numbers, we guarantee that you will stand up on your first lesson.
per person

8 Day East Coast Express Package

Want to see the best of Australia's East Coast but short on time? This is the perfect trip for you! Includes Fraser Island, The Whitsundays, 7 nights accommodation and 9 meals. Can also be booked Cairns to Brisbane.

FREE things to do in Main Beach

  1. Beach- Grab a FREE body board or soccer ball from reception and head to the beach
  2. Federation Walk- a beautiful 4 kilometres scenic walk from the hostel to the Spit. Great for walking, hiking, jogging, cycling or bird watching through the native vegetation.
  3. Beachfront night Market on the Esplanade –Wednesday, Friday & Sunday Nights from 3pm-8pm. Different local arts and crafts.
  4. BBQ and picnic facilities located across the road from the hostel. There are many FREE BBQ spots along the Coast to enjoy a BBQ or Picnic by the sea.
  5. National Parks. All Hinterland National Parks are FREE of charge. Beautiful tracks through the rainforest and waterfalls. You just need to get yourself there via car or tour.
  6. Lookouts- Burleigh National Park & North Burleigh. Short walking track between the nature and the ocean and an amazing view of Surfers Paradise.
  7. Surf Spots- the Gold Coast is famous for its amazing surf spots, from beginners to professional such as Burleigh Head, Kirra Beach, Snapper Rocks, The Spit, Narrowneck, Surfers Paradise.

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