Southport has a population of over 24,000 people and is a large suburb near Gold Coast, Australia. Recent studies show that Southport is an economical center, with large office spaces and touristic attractions. The place became a tourist magnet once the railway reached its point, in 1898, offering a lot of fun and adventure.
Having a rental car will get you anywhere in Southport. Feel the comfort of a car hire and visit every attraction that will surely captivate you.
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Make the most of the beach and visit Southport during the summer months (December to February) when the sun is shining and the days are long. With more than 300 sunny days per year, the weather is consistently perfect for a beach holiday. For milder temperatures, consider visiting towards the end of April when there’s an average of 24°C daily temperature.
Southport is approximately 40-minutes drive from Coolangatta Airport and an hour from Brisbane CBD via the M1 highway. Parking is available on the street and is metered with prices starting at AUD$2.00 per hour. Check parking signs for parking time limits and costs before leaving your car to avoid a parking fine.
Southport Yacht Club is a wonderful and luxurious venue, on the Broadwater, the coastal area. Here you can enjoy water sports and other nautical activities, in a select and professional environment, designed with taste. Facilities offered here include: fishing, boating experiences of all kinds, surfing and swimming. All the necessary equipment can be rented, if not owned, and even staff members can join you on your activities for a better training or for safety reasons.
Sea World is located near Southport and attracts many visitors of all ages. Here you can admire a wide variety of local Australian species of fish and several others. It is a great experience for families and children, as it is a fun way to spend time on vacation and a great lesson concerning underwater life. The theme park offers facilities to enable their visitors' comfort - guided tours, lessons for children, food and drinks establishments, toilets and parking spaces. The organizers' main purpose is to make people understand the importance of species living in waters and to realize that there are many ways in which they can be protected.
Southport Pool is a venue dedicated to embracing swimming as a sport, that can be done by anyone. It actually houses one indoor teaching pool and two outdoor ones that are all Olympic scaled. People come to the Southport Pool to train for an active swimming performance, learn how to swim or just enjoy themselves and relax in the warmed waters. Reservations are required, so as not to overcrowd the pools, subscriptions can be made for different time frames.
Southport is thus a location for spending an active vacation, taking on all kinds of water sports and many activities, just for fun. A hire car will get you in every location for a fun-filled adventure.