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Southport, the commercial centre for Gold Coast City, is home to most of the major businesses and shopping centres in this area. Many visitors are interested in the beautiful beaches of nearby Surfers Paradise, but one can enjoy plenty of water sports from the marinas on Broadwater and Nerang River. There are also scenic waterfront walkways following the pedestrians and cyclists and fishing piers. Whilst Southport is not a heavy tourist area, it is certainly tourist-friendly, with plenty of shopping, dining, and nightlife options for visitors to enjoy in a more relaxed, less crowded atmosphere.

  • Watch birds and other wildlife, or go on a hike, or have a picnic, or enjoy open-air concerts or films or any of the Gold Coast annual festivities at the Southport Broadwater Parklands.
  • Shop for fashion, jewellery, and liquor, or enjoy beauty treatments or massages, and have a bite to eat or watch a film at the Gold Coast Australia Fair, a giant shopping mall and entertainment complex.
  • Enjoy exhilarating water rides, view huge aquarium exhibits, and watch Shamu and his aquatic friends perform at Southport Sea World.

Coolangatta Airport is 26 kilometres from Southport via the Gold Coast Highway, and airport transportation options include vehicles for hire and a shuttle bus. This is a small airport, so you may want to fly into Brisbane and hire a car or take the train to your final destination. Getting around by car is very easy, and parking is not hard to find. Some areas have metered parking, but you can find parking garages and lots that are cheaper. Southport has a public bus service as well, and it is a pedestrian and bike-friendly area.

Hotels in Southport

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From US$21

1 Aquarius Backpackers Gold Coast Hostel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

44 Queen Street Map

Travellers will find suitable accommodations in an ideal location at the Aquarius Backpackers Gold Coast Hostel. With its close proximity to shopping, entertainment and dining options as well as... More

From US$93

2 Ashmore Palms Holiday Village

4 stars
3.8 / 5 4 reviews

71 Hinde Street Map

Includes FREE Onsite Parking

Ashmore Palms Holiday Village Resort is a popular resort style accommodation choice for families, couples and groups residing on Australia's beautiful Gold Coast, offering guests a range of quality... More

Cabin was rather worn and had an oder of being locked up for a considerable time. Fridge smelt and air conditioner was dusty. Booked online and feel that this was a factor in the accomodation we...
24 Nov 2014
From US$48

3 Arrival Accommodation Centre Hostel Gold Coast

3 stars
2.5 / 5 8 reviews

69 Queen Street Map

Arrival Accommodation Centre Hostel Gold Coast is a contemporary budget-friendly property suitable for vacationers looking for homey accommodations and convenient access to Surfers Paradise in Gold... More

school holidays
Stayed one night during school holidays. Very basic accommodation. Would not stay here again. Staff is friendly and helpful enough, but it is just too basic for us.
4 Oct 2015
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