Have you been thinking of taking a trip to the sunny Gold Coast and wondering where to book your stay so that you can best take advantage of the incredible coastal location, as well as really enjoy your stay? You might be considering staying a little out of the way of all of the hustle and bustle and high tourist density areas if you’re looking for a laid back holiday, and would rather escape the crowds.

If a getaway on the water that’s a little quieter than the popular visitor hotspots of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, and Burleigh is just what you’ve been craving, but you don’t want to compromise on a beautiful location, then the Gold Coast Broadwater might be just what you’ve been hoping to find.

Where is the Gold Coast Broadwater?

Located just a few minutes north of Surfers Paradise and Main Beach, the Gold Coast Broadwater is a picture perfect spot for those of us that love watching the sun rise over the sparkling turquoise water, taking long strolls with water views, enjoying a sunset cruise, waterfront dining, or getting that adrenaline pumping with exciting water sports like jet ski or kayak hire, boating, fishing, snorkelling or scuba diving, or water ski adventures!

Otherwise known as the Southport Broadwater, the Gold Coast Broadwater is a tranquil estuary separated from the Pacific Ocean by the Spit. It’s perfectly suited to swimming for young families, with flat waveless water and dedicated safe swimming spots off the Broadwater Parklands. The Parklands are a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike, with huge playground facilities, a free splash zone and artificial rockpool area, bounce area, bike or scooter courses, walking tracks, picnic spots, a fantastic outdoor stage for hosting local events and festivals, as well as great eateries along the water's edge.

Where is Harbourside resort?

Harbourside Resort Gold Coast is Southport accommodation directly opposite the Gold Coast Broadwater. It overlooks the water, and offers one and two bedroom apartments to suit families, couples, or solo travellers on a budget. Just a few minutes drive from incredible Gold Coast attractions, including the spectacular marine wildlife, thrill rides, and Nickelodeon Land at Sea World Gold Coast.

It’s also just a short drive to other major theme parks and attractions such as Movie World, Dreamworld, Wet ‘n’ Wild, WhiteWater World, Paradise Country, Topgolf, Outback Spectacular, and so much more! If you’ve been looking for cheap family accommodation on the Gold Coast with everything you need for a comfortable stay, and ideally situated within easy reach of the best that this great location has to offer, then our holiday accommodation in Southport, QLD is just what you’ve been searching for.

Resort facilities you will love!

Relax and unwind with superb facilities ready to complete your Gold Coast getaway. The sparkling resort style outdoor pool is the perfect way to cool off, and there’s nothing like lounging by the pool and reading a great book to really get you in that relaxed holiday state. You can enjoy a blissful soak in the inground spa after enjoying a big day out exploring all the local attractions.

If you are looking to let off a bit of steam and get your heart rate up, you’ll love indulging in a friendly game of to and fro on our half sized tennis court. After working up an appetite you’ll love taking advantage of our guest barbecue facilities and dining alfresco in the shaded pavilion area. You can also prepare all of your favourite family recipes in your own fully equipped kitchen if you’ve opted for one of our one or two bedroom apartments.

In fact, there’s not much you’ll find missing when you stay at our Gold Coast Broadwater resort! Cable TV for winding down at the end of the day, air conditioning for your comfort, wireless internet so that you can stay connected, and comfortable furnishings mean that you can really relax and enjoy your home away from home on your stay. Make the most of your stay! If you need help in planning your days and making the most of the local attractions, take advantage of our local knowledge and stop by the tour desk for help planning and booking tickets, tours, entry to wildlife parks, shows, and transfers!

Make sure that you stop by the trendy local hot spot that is Tedder Avenue in Main Beach, and enjoy highly rated dining options and watering holes! From little cafes that offer coffee and light meals with big flavour, to modern restaurants and fine dining. You’ll find so much to enjoy on this great little Avenue near the beach. There is also an interesting array of boutique stores where you can find fashion and designer bargains! For those of you looking to treat yourself, you can even stop by for a little pampering at the luxurious spa.

Of course it’s hard to look past a visit to Sea World Gold Coast when it’s so close to where you are staying. Just a short drive up to the Spit will have you marvelling at the magnificence of our marine wildlife, gasping in delight as you enjoy the variety of shows running throughout the day, and of course let’s not forget about the thrill rides at your disposal! There are a huge variety to choose from for all ages. Chat to us about grabbing your passes at the tour desk!

If you are ready to book your Southport Broadwater getaway on the Gold Coast at Harbourside Resort check out our apartments options, availability, and stay rates here.




+ Discounted Rates
+ Large Pool & Spa
+ On-site Tennis Court
+ Broadwater Views
+ Close Location to Sea World
+ Minimum booking from 3 nights