Southport is the business district of the Gold Coast city. It’s situated in the north of the city, and it’s a classic suburban Australian civilization. It has the city’s largest office space amounting to over 100,000 square-feet. Businesses and companies that are relevant beyond the boundaries of the Gold Coast have chosen Southport as their destination to make a headquarters.
You can imagine then, that the number of professionals outnumber the local populace. Many commute to the district from Brisbane and indeed from the Gold Coast. However this makes it a mixture of highly intense competitive professionals and laid back locals that just want to go about their daily lives, sipping on tropical juice and enjoying the beaches. The rich and the poor mingle together, filling up cafes and coffee shops.
The commitment to business and trade is never in doubt in Southport, that’s why there are 18 high-rise towers right now, under construction to add to the already impressive skyline of the district. Since it’s a district that has its entire eastern side, facing the sea, wherever there is hard work, there’s a play hard reward.
Suburban Southport: Work Hard, Play Hard on the Gold Coast
The future is infinity
Although the majority of Australia looks like a barren land and parts of the countryside remind you of the ancient forests around the world, the Infinity Attraction is all about futuristic experiences. The attraction sends you through around 20 mazes of futuristic worlds the possibilities of what could be thousands of years from now.
It’s something of akin to what somebody might experience while on a substance trip, but they make sure to note it is a ‘chemical free trip’, that only requires your imagination. You get glimpses of the galaxy and universe way into the future, and how we could be interacting with these new stars, planets and distances.
You can feel like you’re walking over the tops of ornate cities that travel upward thousands of feet into the sky, and through computers that are working in the matrix. It’s a bizarre but experimental attraction that lights up your senses.
The district may be known for it’s high-rise towers, but the waves that come onto the shore are also high. High enough to have the beach that stretches up the eastern coast, Surfers Paradise Beach. Go a little further inland and buy yourself some boating accessories, such as clothes, shoes, hats and lots of coastal fashion.
Here you can buy a GPS to help your navigate the sometimes slender passes through the many neighbourhoods. You can also buy watersport accessories such as an overboard waterproof dry pouch for storing things like your smartphone and perhaps food. Nets and other fishing gear are also available if you want to do a spot of fishing for yourself.
The beach is calmer the further your descend south, but for the real waves you can go straight out toward the east. However going around the coast in a leisurely fashion on a hired boat, seems like the best way to spend a cool evening.
If you work hard all day long, you should be thankful that you have an awesome beach just a couple of miles away. Suburban Southport is a place of business and tall buildings, but it hasn’t forgotten that sun, sand and surfing is what Australia is all about.