Spent a few days in Surfers paradise en route to Brisbane. It was very commercial and litered with casino's and restuarants and the beach was very nice. We used it as a base to visit one of the many nearby themeparks and opted for the most popular- Dreamworld- which was great funa dn very empty due to the school holidays ending and the many rides. The 'Tower of Terror' was a particualr highlight as it was the second fastest ride in the world- very impressive!!
As we left Surfers paradise we also had a go at Zorbing which involves getting in a giant plastic ball filled with water in and trying to run down a steap hill- obviously I ended falling early and tumbling my way all the way to the bottom- still good fun though!