Destination guide

Explore Southport in holiday homes to rent

Southport is one of the Gold Coast’s earliest and most fashionable seaside destinations, boasting a rich and romantic history, eclectic shopping and dining, and lush natural spaces to explore. Whether you’re travelling with friends, family or on your own, you’ll be spoilt for choice near Southport holiday homes to rent.

Things to do

Things to do near Southport holiday homes

Southport boasts numerous attractions for all interests. Holiday homes are available near places like Gold Coast Seaway, a man-made sea channel with fishing, diving and surfing opportunities, and Ripley’s Believe or Not! Surfers Paradise, a museum for unusual and bizarre artefacts. You may also enjoy the Gold Coast Wax Museum, a museum with clothed wax sculptures of famous figures from history and culture, and Timezone Surfers Paradise, an indoor family theme park with interactive gaming, activities and attractions. The Home of the Arts Park, a park with a lake, paths and outdoor performance spaces, is another highlight.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Southport

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Southport a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sea World (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Warner Bros. Movie World (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Dreamworld (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Rockpools (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Southport

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Southport

Travellers appreciate the pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views, which is just a taste of what Southport has to offer. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Southport. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Surfers Paradise Beach (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Broadwater Parklands (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Philip Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Macintosh Island Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Budds Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Ian Dipple Lagoon (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
Beaches

Beaches near Southport holiday rentals

Southport beaches offer all the beauty of the Gold Coast. Holiday rentals are available near beach locales like Surfers Paradise Beach, a legendary surf spot with soft sand against a city backdrop, and Gold Coast Beach, a beautiful and lively beach area with turquoise waters and golden sand. You may also enjoy Macintosh Island Park, a calm picnic area with a sandy beach and waterfall, and Budds Beach, a riverfront beach with tree shade, a jetty and cafe. For adventure, Kurrawa Beach is a popular spot for swimming and water sports.

How to get there

Transport to and around Southport

Fly into Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), the closest airport, located 15 mi (24.1 km) from the city centre.

Food & drink 

Queensland cuisine in Southport

The cuisine in Queensland relies on the bounty of the sea and subtropical climate to provide seafood and produce, such as Moreton Bay bugs, mud crabs, prawns and sea scallops with mangoes, pawpaw and pineapples. The restaurants in the area range from European and Mediterranean to Asian and Australian fusion cuisine, giving you plenty of options for how to enjoy your culinary experience. Whether you want to indulge in the rich flavours of the region or you prefer to try new dishes and delicacies, the restaurants near your holiday accommodation in Southport provide endless possibilities.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Southport holiday homes

Families with children can find a range of kid-friendly attractions for fun during the trip to Southport. Holiday rentals are available near places like Penguin Encounter, an animal exhibit with king and gentoo penguins, and Harley Park, a waterfront area with multiple playgrounds, picnic areas and a beach. The Southport Broadwater Parklands, a large park with a kids’ playground and a marine-themed water area, and Infinity Attraction, a funhouse with illusion-based special effects, are also enjoyable for kids. You could visit Holoverse, a family attraction with a holographic planetarium and VR system.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday rentals in Southport

If you’re looking for a romantic holiday, Southport has plenty of opportunities for intimate days and nights out. Holiday rentals can be found near places like Home of the Arts, a cultural complex with movies, concerts and other events, and Chinatown, a vibrant shopping district with high-end shops. You could also explore Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, a coastal reserve with a trail and native wildlife, and Narrowneck, an oceanfront park with a seaside walkway, grassy areas and a sandy beach for strolls.

Where to stay near Southport?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,810 holiday rentals near Southport. From 533 Houses to 1,135 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Southport is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Southport?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Southport. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • St. Peter's Anglican Church: 2,383 holiday rentals
  • Australia Fair Shopping Centre: 2,378 holiday rentals
  • Broadwater Parklands: 2,378 holiday rentals
  • Parklands Gold Coast: 2,371 holiday rentals
  • Gold Coast Aquatic Centre: 2,377 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southport listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Southport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 533 Houses in Southport. Our other popular types of Southport holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,135 holiday houses
  • Villas: 43 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 8 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Southport?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,379 holiday homes with pool available in Southport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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