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Southport is a neighborhood and business district in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Located about midway along the Gold Coast, about six minutes from Surfers Paradise, it is widely recognized as the tourist hub of the area. The neighborhood has a population of around 55,000 people (2012 estimate).

Guide to Southport Hotels

Here's a list of hotels in Southport that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.

Southport, Queensland
Southport, Queensland
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More on Southport

Southport was established in the late 19th century as a timber port. It was named in reference to its geographic location to the south of Brisbane. During that time, the forest was being cleared and timber mills were established in the area. Ships transport logs from here to Brisbane.

By the beginning of the 20th century, Southport was evolving away from its industrial origins to embrace tourism as the new mainstay of its economy. This was facilitated by the construction of tourist infrastructure, such as accommodation, ferry and buggy service. The ferry was replaced by the Jubilee Bridge linking Southport with Main Beach, Queensland, greatly fuelling growth.

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Visiting Southport

Take the M1 (Pacific Motorway) heading south until Exit 66, then continue on State Route 10 (Smith Street Motorway) to reach Southport.

Places of Interest in Southport

  1. Australia Fair Shopping Centre
    Indoor shopping mall at the heart of Southport CBD.

  2. Gold Coast Aquatic Centre
    Public swimming pool complex. This will be the venue for the swimming and diving events in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

  3. Sea World
    Aquatic theme park at Main Beach, near Southport.

  4. Southport Broadwater Parklands
    Public park along the shore of the Southport Broadwater, the shallow estuary between Southport and Moreton Bay.