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Address: Honeyworld 1st Tomewin St, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland 4223, Australia
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Worth a visit if you love surfing

Surf world is an interesting display of the history of surfing. We had entry as a freeby from the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The displays are well set up with video supporting... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
youngmerinda
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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124 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Surf world is an interesting display of the history of surfing. We had entry as a freeby from the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The displays are well set up with video supporting many of the displays of old surf board and surfing paraphernalia. Even if you aren't into surfing, Surf World provides a glimpse into Australia's past and its beach culture.... More 

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Thank youngmerinda
Swindon, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Wasn't really expecting to find this interesting but it was fascinating. Only a small place, staff friendly. We had free entry on the back of another attraction otherwise $10 I think. No air con inside so was very warm. If you are interested in surfing you would definitely enjoy.

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Thank Julie J
Melbourne, Australia
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122 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed looking through the museum. We came late in the day and bargained our way in. Not a great one for the kids, but thoroughly enjoyable for the adults. A great way to see some of Australia's iconic history.

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Thank Failbus
Brisbane, Australia
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224 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Surf World explains it all. Plenty of historical surf boards and paraphernalia. Also a few other items related to surf culture, such as a ukulele display. There is also a video on Kelly Slater. Spent around an hour looking around at the different board sizes and shapes. Not a surfer but found it all quite interesting. The staff were very... More 

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Thank Blackmark1
Palm Beach, Australia
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Staffed by ocean going volunteers, this is a fantastic attraction for everyone, surfer or not. Much of our history is based around the sea and Surf World really captures the surfing side brilliantly. There's one of the best collections of historical surf craft on the planet on display, along with in-depth explanations of each. Frequent talks, movies and event nights... More 

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1 Thank mikepJ9096JR
Gold Coast, Australia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

A vast collection of surf n beach culture. The guys n girls (all volunteers) have regular events .....movies, music, meet surf celebs etc. which are well organised with a cool vibe. A place to visit!

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1 Thank Christopher G
Gold Coast, Australia
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161 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

If you're into surfing and would like a sample of the surf culture, stop here. There are lots of boards to view as you wander through and take in some surf history.

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Thank Salty2010
Gold Coast, Australia
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

As a surf journalist I love surf history. This place exhibits amazing historic boards and equipment. But unfortunately the staff doesn't seem to now much about them. It feels like you are on your own.

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1 Thank PepeCabezas
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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125 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Why have there not been reviews entered on this place since one in August and one in February 2014. I have sent off two recently with no response, disappointing for them and me.

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Thank Calypso2
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed taking a stroll around the exhibits at the museum. There are plenty of large visual exhibits as well as videos and photos to keep you engaged. The staff went the extra mile, offering us a cup of tea, a calendar and a surf mag. A great way to spend an hour or so.

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