Southport Tourism

Situated on the southern most part of the British colony of Queensland, Southport still harbors the old world charm of Australia. Carrying on the tradition of being Gold Coast’s earliest and most fashionable seaside destinations, the place is home to one of the Gold Coast's largest shopping complexes, Australia Fair, as well as happening cafes and restaurants, Southport Yacht Club, exclusive Marina Mirage boutiques and buzzing nightlife. The place was originally called as Nerang Creek Heads, however, its name was changed to replicate the English resort of the same name. The region also nestles beautiful parklands bordered along the Broadwater, rendering immense opportunities for recreation and surfing. North to it lies the famous Surfers Paradise as Southport overlooks the shimmering Broadwater and the Southport Spit which divides the Broadwater from the Pacific Ocean.

This district in Gold Coast is a mélange of history, glamour, sea side activities and languid culture reflected in its parklands.

Essential travel information and Southport tips for your visit

  • There is no nude bathing permitted in Queensland.
  • Australian beaches are beautiful. Never underestimate the power of the Pacific Ocean. Always swim between the red and yellow flags in a patrolled beach and heed life guards’ advice. 
  • Visiting the Gold Coast Theme Parks are going to eat into your budget. You can get special 3 theme Park passes for unlimited visits to Movieworld, Seaworld and Wet and Wild.
  • Surprisingly, there is more to the Gold Coast than beaches. Head into the “hinterland” for great rivers, swimming holes, hiking, and parks. During the weekend, you can snap up some local produce at a farmer’s market. For the more adventurous, you can tackle one of the many rainforest walks available on Tamborine Mountain.
  • Know the pollution level of Southport before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 17.27 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 27.83 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 36.32 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.02 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.13 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.15 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Southport for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Southport.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.93 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.43 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.98 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 36.43 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.48 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 39.79 (Low)
    • Drug offense 63.93 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.86 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.61 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.9 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.23 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.43 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 55.88 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 23.6 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.46 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 86.16 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.24 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Southport

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.57 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 95.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.86 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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