Cavill Avenue is the main shopping and entertainment street in Surfers Paradise. It stretches from Nergang River to the Surfers Paradise Esplanade and beachfront, linking many of the suburb's most famous hotels and attractions.
Part of Cavill Avenue is filled with an abundance of cafes, shops and restaurants. Dominating the streets are two huge shopping centres, the Centro Surfers Paradise and Circle on Cavill. There are a huge variety of accommodation options in and around this central street.
It's easy to locate Cavill Avenue from a distance, with the 243 meter high Soul skyscraper rising above other buildings. The street has its own light rail station: G:link Cavill Avenue Station.
The street is named in honour of Jim Cavill, the businessman who built the Surfers Paradise Hotel in 1925. Cavill pioneered tourism along the Gold Coast and convinced the local council to rename the suburb after his hotel. Celebrating his vision, Ferry Road was renamed Cavill Avenue in 1945.