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Southport, QLD

Southport was established on the Gold Coast in 1875 and is home to two of the city’s well known private schools, as well as the Gold Cost Hospital. Situated across the Nerang River from Surfers Paradise. Southport overlooks the Southport Broadwater and the Southport Spit.


The township features one of the Gold Coast’s largest shopping complexes and is well located to access the Gold Coast’s world famous surf beaches and exciting attractions and theme parks.

Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 76 kilometres.

Nearest Airport: Gold Coast

Where to stay?


  • 18-35's
  • Active
  • Romance
  • Food and Wine
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Beach
  • Surfing
  • Snorkelling

About Southport

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Southport Postcode: 4215
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Gold Coast
  • Latitude: -27.98411
  • Longitude: 153.41108
  • Elevation: 5m
  • Population: 31908
  • Median Income: $28288
  • Area (Sq/km): 14.256
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

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