Cavill Mall

Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise: Address, Cavill Mall Reviews: 4/5

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TonyA
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
Keep Away
Apr 2021
Not like it used to be, pretty deserted now with no atmosphere and lots of empty shops. It is pretty miserable, grubby and not a nice place at all. Doesn’t feel safe even during the daytime. Steer clear of this location, it is not worth the visit as there are far better places to shop/eat/drink. I suggest going to Broadbeach around The Oasis shopping centre precinct. Far better and cleaner.
Written 15 July 2021
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Rhonda W
Melbourne, Australia255 contributions
Tacky, not much going on
May 2021
Very quiet on the Gold Coast presently - very little atmosphere - perhaps better suited to young people who just want to drink lots and party after dark. Lots of empty shops in and around the mall, so the atmosphere has disappeared unfortunately.
Written 17 May 2021
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Riccardo C
11 contributions
What a let down
Apr 2021
During the daytime, Cavill Mall is practically deserted, apart from a few hobos and mentally challenged people who should be institutionalised.

It only comes alive on Friday and Saturday nights - but there are only so many times you can watch a guy coated in silver paint standing motionless, or another guy making balloon poodles, or another guy demanding that we repent our sins or reap armageddon.

....and what happened to those lovely Meter Maids?? I rarely see them these days. Did the 'alphabet people' get them sacked?
Written 1 May 2021
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xalx
Sydney, Australia92 contributions
Avoid
Apr 2021 • Couples
If you're looking for a nice spot to walk along a mall and do some light shopping / eating then I strongly recommend you consider not doing so here.

It's such a pity, I remember Cavill Ave from earlier days as being a good deal nicer, these days it's neglected, dirty and unpleasant to walk through. In desperate need of some investment to revitalise the sad little street.
Written 6 April 2021
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5260kevinH
Newcastle, Australia84 contributions
Extreme People Watching Location
Feb 2021
Grab a drink or ice cream and then find a seat, sit down and watch the crowd pass by. Best days are Friday and Saturday, at night it is insane with the huge number of people.

Along the mall of an evening there will be buskers who are quite good.

I would have rated the experience 5/5 if it was not for the constant bike riders (especially the food deliverers), skate boards and even moped riders. There are signs stating that bikes and skateboards are not allowed, but with no policing they are a pain in the neck.
Written 1 March 2021
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TOPCAT05
Sydney, Australia331 contributions
Dirty and just tired
Feb 2021
Really needs to be re-vamped and cleaned up. Add the dirtyness with the closed stores and it is bordering on derlict.
Written 28 February 2021
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male4sandra
New Zealand207 contributions
needs an upgrade
Feb 2021
old and tired, desperately needs a good face lift. Does not attract the right people kids hanging around, feeling not good, not sure if its even safe or not, certainly not at night.
Written 10 February 2021
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MISS BRIA
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
NEEDS POLICE PRESENCE ...
Jan 2021
Cavill Mall shopping is like all your standard shops anywhere.
Went to a nice restaurant named LITTLE ITALY , food was tasty.
Lots of JUNKIES AND HOMELESS HANGING around the mall !!!!!
Not a great place to see..
If your looking for a nice shopping experience you should visit PACIFIC FAIR SHOPPING MALL..
Very classy and clean environment , you will be impressed.
Written 2 February 2021
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia44,216 contributions
Central Surfers Paradise
Jan 2021
This is a place I always enjoy visiting and have been doing so for years even as a child when I used to live in Brisbane.

Even now that I live in Melbourne I visit once or twice a year.

You generally avoid this place late on weekends and schoolies as violence can occur due to excess alcohol.

At the end of Cavil Av is world famous Surfers Paradise Beach.

Along the mall are in the area are hotels, restaurants, clubs bars, retail so one can be kept occupied for hours.

There is even an amusement parlor for children in Paradise Centre.

Its easy to find a cheap feed as many places competing offer great lunch specials.
Written 1 February 2021
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Liv
Adelaide, Australia111 contributions
Gross and dirty.. not what it used to be..
Jan 2021
Unfortunately this place just doesn’t have that ‘wow’ factor anymore, nor does any of Cavill Avenue.. I think due to COVID-19 this place had more tourists than usual but it was really just full of juice heads, drunks, drugged out people and a lot of teenagers. Few families around but I really wouldn’t feel safe to walk around here with children - especially at night. Some shops are just tacky and gross and there’s a weird smell around this area. Disappointing.. really needs some TLC and work..
Written 23 January 2021
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