My autumn trip to Surfers Paradise was a real treat. I would not say they have the most stunning beaches in Australia but they seem to be never ending. You are spoiled for space the minute you arrive so you don’t have to negotiate waves with fellow surfers. It was a cloudy day so great for taking photos (clouds always make pictures more interesting). There are a number of benches and day beds to laze around and an endless number of restaurants to choose from. You can stop by in Surfers on the way to Byron or stay for the weekend. Either way, you should enjoy and relax far away from city hustle and bustle.