Gold Coast Attractions
Sample Pacific oysters in a trendy Tedder Avenue restaurant, jet-ski across the Southport Broadwater, meet Australia’s only resident polar bears at Sea World Gold Coast and surf in style on Surfers Paradise Beach – the list of Gold Coast attractions, beaches, shopping centres and dining hotspots near our Southport accommodation Gold Coast resort is endless.
Shopping and Dining
Explore the major Gold Coast shopping centres – Australia Fair Shopping Centre is the closest to Harbour Side Resort followed by Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre – a popular hub of designer fashion outlets. Shop on the waterfront at Marina Mirage Shopping Centre, a 10-minute drive away, or head into Surfers Paradise to stroll stylish Cavill Mall. Huge shopping centres Pacific Fair and The Oasis, located in Broadbeach, are just 20 minutes away.
Dine in style within moments – Tedder Avenue is the heart of modern, sophisticated dining on the Gold Coast, just 10 minutes away, home to a unique selection of boutique cafés as well as chic upmarket restaurants. Food lovers will also enjoy a superabundance of world-class dining options in Surfers Paradise, a short drive from Southport, on the vibrant Esplanade that runs along Surfers Paradise Beach.
Theme Parks and Family Attractions
Bringing the kids? We’re only a 15-minute drive from Warner Bros Movie World Rides and 20 minutes from Dreamworld – Australia’s largest theme park. On a hot day, Wet n Wild Gold Coast offers families a world of water splashing fun, or just next door you can take the family for an evening of food and entertainment at Australian Outback Spectacular and they’re reachable in just 15 minutes from our location.
Surfers Paradise also offers a host of Gold Coast family-friendly attractions for kids, a 10-minute drive away, and these include Timezone Surfers Paradise, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, INFINITY Attraction, Gold Coast Wax Museum, Sling Shot Gold Coast, SkyPoint and more.
Beaches and Natural Attractions
Discover the unmatched natural beauty of the Gold Coast – our location is right opposite Broadwater Parklands and the Southport Broadwater, where its picture-perfect surroundings will set the scene for relaxation as well as a host of recreational activities at your fingertips.
In a short 10-minute drive, unwind on Main Beach – a laid-back Gold Coast beach with stunning coastal views to Coolangatta – or visit its bustling neighbour, Surfers Paradise Beach, to bask in the sun and ride the waves. Burleigh Head National Park, a must-visit bushwalking and picnicking spot, is also just 30 minutes away.