TENS of thousands of school leavers are set to arrive in Surfers Paradise this morning.
Around 25,000 schoolies are expected to hit the glitter strip, with a huge police presence gearing up for the first night of celebrations.
Most will head to a dedicated alcohol-free entertainment precinct on the beachfront, featuring various DJs which will play each night.
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Surfers Paradise does remain a popular spot according to authorities, though many have also chosen to celebrate in Bali, Thailand or Fiji.