We arrived in Surfers Paradise on the final leg of our c1,800km train journey which began in Cairns.
Surfers is about an hour from Brisbane and is the one of the main destinations on the Gold Coast. We stayed in an AirBnB very close to the beach in a rather posh area called Broadbeach. Whilst there isn't a great deal to do in this area, we both decided it is a very livable place which has a moderate climate, sparkling high-rises, beautiful sandy beaches and great bars and shopping malls. Not for everyone but definitely for us!
In the evening we decided to meet up with some English friends who we met at our hostel in Cairns and had a few drinks with them in one of the many local Irish Pubs, whilst in the day time we whittled our time away in one of the loveliest shopping malls we have ever seen and by taking a nice walk along the beach. We also visited the sweet shop where Katie's sister worked whilst living in Surfers Paradise.