ABOUT US

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF TIMEZONE SURFERS PARADISE

Timezone Surfers Paradise is recognised as the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Australia and an industry leader in tourism and family entertainment. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise in the Paradise Centre on Cavill Mall, our centre covers an area of 5000 SQM and entertains more than 1.2 million visitors each year.

We provide a family friendly environment. With the latest in interactive attractions and entertainment products, and the state-of-the-art cashless debit systems, we are able to deliver the best customer experience with our highly trained staff providing the ultimate in customer service.

TIMEZONE™, a division of Leisure & Allied Industries Pty Ltd (LAI Pty Ltd) established in 1958 is one of the leading Indoor Family Entertainment Centre operator, distributor and manufacturer in the world and currently present in 6 countries (Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, India and New Zealand) with over 170 centres worldwide. For more details, please visit the Timezone Group website www.timezonegames.com

HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS

29 years ago, Grundy's was established as an indoor theme park located on Level 1 of the Paradise centre. In 1993, Timezone Australia took over the operation as part of its expansion all over Australia and created Timezone Surfers Paradise.

Timezone Surfers Paradise started with 23 employees and covered 3400 SQM of the Paradise Centre. The centre operated as normal until December 2003 at which point a joint venture was established with a local partner to form a new company, Leisure Amusement Queensland t/a Timezone Surfers Paradise, at which point a long term Expansion project began to transform the centre and its image from a typical major arcade to a more expansive family focused entertainment centre.

In December 2006, as part of the expansion Timezone Surfers Paradise acquired an additional 1100 sqm of space formerly occupied by Howl at the Moon Bar & Restaurant, giving it direct exposure to Cavill Mall and increasing the total size to 4500 SQM. With this acquisition the centre earned the title of Australia's largest Indoor Family Entertainment Centre. In October 2008, the company acquired a further 500 SQM.

Today, more than a decade since the joint venture, despite recent economic and tourism conditions, the company is in a very strong financial position with a solid management team, showing steady yearly growth and looking continuously at opportunities for further expansion.

AWARDS WON

2015 Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards
  • Silver & Bronze Award: Tourism, Hospitality & Events Category.
2014 IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions)
  • Best FEC in the world.
2014 Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards
  • Silver & Bronze Award: Tourism, Hospitality & Events Category.
2013 Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards
  • Bronze Award: Tourism, Hospitality & Events Category.
2012 Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards
  • Silver & Bronze Award: Tourism, Hospitality & Events Category.
2010 Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards
  • Bronze Award: Tourism, Hospitality & Events Category.
2009 Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards
  • Bronze Award: Tourism, Hospitality & Events Category.
2008 Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards
  • Bronze Award: Tourism, Hospitality & Events Category.