Surfer’s Paradise was awesome, it was loud and fun and full of energy, a perfect mix of night life and beach time during the day. “Schoolies” was on which made it even louder! Schoolies is a week long vacation for all the kids that are just finished high school, so all the bars/clubs turn all-ages. Yes, I got hit on by a 17 year old… yes, I know I look about 20. My tour mates thought it was hilarious since I’m totally a “toolie” (a non-high-school-recent-graduate)… considering I graduated 10 years ago… yeah. I’d say I’m a toolie.
Loved these street names on the sidewalks:
They’re big on stuffing toads and making them hold tiny bottles of liquor to sell to tourists. They also make them into change purses with the arms still attached. It was too creepy to photograph though. If you google “cane toad coin purse” and look at the images, you’ll see what I mean. Creepy. Oh, and while you’re at it, you might as well google “kangaroo arm scratcher”, which was probably the grossest.