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Attractions & What’s Nearby

Situated only moments from Palmerston Tower, the beautiful Southport Broadwater offers endless opportunities to fish, swim, sail, jet-ski and unwind by the water. If you want nothing more than to kick back on the sand and soak up the sun you will be spoilt for choice with all the coast’s best beaches. For something a little different, why not explore the hinterland by foot, mountain bike, Four Wheel Drive or even Hot Air Balloon?

Beaches, beaches and more beaches. It is the Gold Coast!

Beautiful parklands with several waterparks for the kids all level with wide paths which is perfect for riding bikes or skateboarding.

Great array of restaurants with traditional Asian cuisine.

Picture: Jerad Williams

There are several English learning schools about 500 meters from Palmerston Tower with guests travelling from around the world to attend the education centres

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre is a world-class swimming facility located in Southport’s Broadwater Parklands that hosted the swimming and diving for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Featuring six pools (heated to a minimum of 27 degrees Celsius all year round) including a 50 meter 10-lane competition pool, an impressive dry land dive training facility, a fully equipped fitness centre, an onsite café and multi-function meeting rooms.

The Gold Coast’s health precinct and private hospitals are located within a short drive or light rail trip depending on which facility you may be visiting

Beautiful leafy green trees, mountains and waterfalls all in a sub-tropical rainforest.

Estuary fishing is good all year round in the Gold Coast canals and inlets which are definitely worth exploring either by foot or hiring a boat. There is also reef and offshore fishing for the larger pelagic species. Fishing bait and tackle shop is located straight across the road from Palmerston Tower.

Plenty of gold courses or just visit the driving range.

There is a good mix of restaurants and shops in Southport within five minutes’ walk of Palmerston Tower. There are many Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, hamburger and pizza shops. There is also plenty of pubs to have a drink and enjoy a meal as well.

For great shopping, you can head to the nearby Australia Fair Shopping Centre, the Brickworks Centre or Southport Park Shopping Centre. For even more choice, don’t forget to check out Pacific Fair in Broadbeach, Marina Mirage and the Surfers Paradise beachfront markets.

Buses and trams service the length of the Gold Coast and all within easy walking distance from Palmerston Tower.

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