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3 ways to spend a winter weekend in Surfers Paradise

By Andrew Bell

Surfers Paradise is known for its eponymous beach – near-white dunes and crisp blue water. It's no wonder people are running to snatch up Gold Coast property as close to this suburb as possible!

That said, the beach isn't the most appealing way to spend a chilly winter afternoon. While we wait for the sun to come back out, let's talk about three fantastic ways to spend a cooler weekend in Surfers Paradise.

1. Taste some of Australia's finest

Though the sun might be behind the clouds, Surfers Paradise doesn't often dip below 10 degrees Celsius – even on a winter night! That means the conditions are perfect to get on board a walking tour of the area's best food and wine destinations.

Gold Coast Food and Wine Tours operates small walking tours of Surfers Paradise every Wednesday and Friday. Book a half day off on Friday and join like-minded Australians for a guided tour of up to five cafes and restaurants. Beyond just eating and drinking, you'll get to meet the artisans behind the food, experience new and upcoming culinary trends and witness a professional mixologist prepare the perfect cocktail.

Of course, if you can't get the time off to start your weekend right, why not make a short trip out to one of the Gold Coast's best wineries on a Saturday?

2. Believe it… or not (then lunch!)

An indoor must-see in Surfers Paradise is the Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium. Easily the most unusual spot along the Gold Coast, this cornucopia of the bizarre is host to over 400 exhibits, artefacts and oddities from across the world. Highlights include a two-headed skeleton and a mannequin of the world's tallest man.

The Odditorium is the perfect trip for a Saturday morning with the kids. Interactive exhibits will keep the little ones excited while you engage with eyebrow-raising historical recounts from Ripley's life.

Once you've had enough weirdness for one day, pop up the road to Seaduction for a three course fine dining meal at only $55 per person. Choose from incomparable seafood options like fresh oysters and yellowfin tuna nicoise salad then settle into a decadent dessert of Valrhona chocolate and miso fondant.

3. Climb to the skies

If spectating isn't enough for you, test the limits of your courage and your body by climbing the exterior of the iconic Q1 Resort Building. At 270 metres in the air, the peak of the tower will grant unparalleled views of the Gold Coast's spectacular natural beauty.

For a limited time in July, you can make the climb your wake-up ritual – rise with the sun and you'll feel truly humbled by the sights city's silhouettes. To top it off, you'll enjoy a complimentary coffee at the SkyPoint Bistro and Bar afterwards!

For more information about Surfers Paradise, the many wonders within and great real estate opportunities, get in touch with Ray White Surfers Paradise today.

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