This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Southport. To help you make friends with Southport before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Southport, Queensland, Australia, is a suburb of the Gold Coast, which is situated in the Australian state of Queensland. This central business district of the touristy hotspot, the Gold Coast is located in the northeast of Australia. It is around seventy-five kilometres (forty-five miles) from Queensland’s capital, Brisbane.
In this sunny destination, there is much to keep visitors occupied. Australia as a whole is well regarded for its beaches and Southport, Queensland, is one place that exudes this beachside appeal.
Using Southport, Queensland, as a base, backpackers can indulge in a variety of water-related activities. For example, tourists can visit any number of the many beautiful beaches such as Main Beach and Surfers Paradise. Also on offer nearby are activities such as Gold Coast Island buggy tours, whale-watching, jet-boating, jetpack fly board adventures, cruises, surfing lessons, paddle-boarding, and almost anything else you can think of. Alternatively, just lie back and relax seaside or poolside and soak up the magnificent sunshine.
Those who indulging shopping up a storm can hit the famous Australia Fair Shopping Centre, which houses more than two hundred shops and a cinema. The nightlife on the Gold Coast is impressive, with many exciting bars, restaurants, and cafes appeasing the constant influx of tourists.
If you don’t mind a short drive and are seeking some thrills or adventures, there are also several theme parks within close proximity to Southport, Queensland. Movie World, Sea World, Wet ’n’ Wild, and Dreamworld are all top spots for a day out packed with fun.
There are several choices of hostels in Southport, Queensland, Australia, directly and many more hostel options in the surrounding Gold Coast suburbs. Even if these hostels are not technically situated in Southport itself, most of these hostels are only a few minutes drive away. These places should do the trick if you are looking for accommodation in the area.
Written by local enthusiast for Southport hostelsErin