Surfers Paradise - Brisbane Campervan Hire

Posted on 6 November 2009

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No journey around Australia would be complete without a visit to Surfer's Paradise on the Gold Cost, Queensland. In this video, Justin checks out the fishing and surfing spots and has a chat with a local surfer.

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Some information about the history of Surfer's Paradise, from Wikipedia:
"In 1917, a land auction was held by Brisbane real estate company Arthur Blackwood to sell subdivided blocks in Elston as the 'Surfers' Paradise Estate', but the auction failed because access was difficult. This was the first recorded reference to Surfers Paradise, but like the Gold Coast, the title may already have been local vernacular.

Brisbane hotelier Jim Cavill opened Surfers Paradise Hotel [in 1925], and the town had its first landmark. Located between the ferry jetty and the white surf beach off the South Coast Road, it became popular and shops and services sprang up around it. In the following years Cavill pushed to have the name Elston changed to the more marketable Surfers' Paradise and in 1933 the town acquired its present name."
Surfers Paradise also plays host to a temporary street circuit which until recently hosted the AIGP motor racing. It's also used for the V8 Supercar championship.

Video: Justin checks out a surfer's van - he's even got a flat screen TV in there!

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