Nowhere on the Gold Coast does nightlife quite like Surfers Paradise, where you’ll find lots of pubs, clubs and restaurants, as well as a very different after-dark experience on a Lantern ghost tour.
The 90-minute walking tour literally brings death to life, starting at the famous Surfers Paradise Hotel. The hotel burned down in 1936, just a year after opening and everyone inside perished. As you begin the tour, you might even sense the unsettling smell of smoke.
Throughout the evening, your guide will chill you to the core with stories from in and around Surfers Paradise, like the one about a busking girl’s father discovering what looked like a spirit emerging from her guitar case in photos he took as she played.
Lantern Ghost Tours operate at Surfers Paradise and at Southport Cemetery, but you will need to book in advance. Tours only cost around $30 which makes for an inexpensive night out.
… if you dare of course.
Lantern Ghost Tours Gold Coast