Visit Southport - Best of Southport

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.

Southport Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Southport*

  • Pollution Statistics in Southport

    Know the pollution level of Southport before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.02 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 26.22 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.55 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.88 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.95 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 15.7 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.85 (Very Low)
  • Southport: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Southport for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Southport.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.23 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.92 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.62 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.14 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 36.51 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.28 (Low)
    • Drug offense 65.08 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.92 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49.62 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.23 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.13 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.14 (Moderate)
  • Living in Southport - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Southport is 205.72 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 56.75 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 23.62 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.68 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 64.63 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 86.34 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.59 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 130.93 (Very High)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Southport

    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 10.32 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.8 USD

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

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