If you're searching for Southport accommodation you'll discover all that you need here at Mantra. Offering simplicity of location minutes from the heart of the Gold Coast's CBD, you'll be delighted to discover Mantra at Sharks in one of the region’s most progressive locations. Public transport is a short walk away, with light rail and buses departing regularly, making this modern Southport hotel perfect if you're visiting on business or looking for centrally placed accommodation. Situated only 10 minutes from the tourist hub of Surfers Paradise, Southport is an excellent base to explore the wider Gold Coast area.
A seasoned resort town, Southport is bordered by sparkling turquoise waters and home to world-class facilities, including the Olympic Aquatic Center and several leading educational institutes including Griffith University. Immerse yourself in nature at the Broadwater parklands, a fantastic place to relax and unwind, with shady trees, picnic and BBQ areas, and kids playgrounds including the rock pools - a manmade splash zone. There is also a safe enclosed swimming area where you can freshen up with a dip on a hot day. Extend your legs while finding out about the region by following the Southport Heritage Walk through the CBD, or take in the fresh air along the famous waterfront pathways, host to numerous athletic events and perfect for walking, running or cycling. If shopping is on the agenda, there is plenty of retail therapy to be had at Australia Fair Shopping Centre, which includes an assortment of stores from boutiques and variety shops through to major retailers and supermarkets.
Experience Southport's ever expanding selection of multicultural eateries. Sample food from around the world, with Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Italian and Turkish cuisines, along with your traditional Australian favourites. A multicultural bazaar, the popular Chinatown Street Markets are held from 5pm-9pm on held on the first Saturday of every month. Attendees receive free water refills along with bicycle maintenance checks for those who cycle to the event. Or if you don't feel like venturing far from your accommodation, Southport Sharks offers a fantastic selection of family friendly options and is featured in the Gold Coast Bulletin's Best of the Gold Coast: Top 10 Buffets (2016), making it the perfect place to enjoy a meal.