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Southport

If you squint into the sunshine and cast your mind back a little over a century, you can almost picture the Southport of old, one of the Gold Coast's earliest and most fashionable seaside destinations. Originally called Nerang Creek Heads, it wasn't long before Southport's name was changed to mirror that of the English resort of the same name.

This area has a rich romantic history which in the 1890s attracted Queensland Governor Anthony Musgrave and his entourage for its sideshow theatre, the Southport pier and its picture theatre. Brisbane's well-heeled arrived by cutter or steamer and were rowed to shore. While access to this pretty place has since improved vastly, its appeal remains. Just north of Surfers Paradise, it is one of the major business hubs of the Gold Coast and overlooks the dazzling Broadwater and the Southport Spit which divides the Broadwater from the Pacific Ocean.

Shop at Australia Fair Shopping Centre, or escape to the languid stretch of parklands here, along which you can wander and daydream that you are back in the days of petticoats and parasols.

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Southport, Gold Coast Area
Queensland
Australia

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7 July 2017
Australia's food bowl, the Bundaberg North Burnett region, will be presenting a 10 day culinary filled schedule stuffed with Bundaberg-region-fresh-farmer produce, scattered from the North Burnett down to the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Bundaberg Cup

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25 November 2017
Australia's richest Touch Football knockout. Teams from around the country are getting ready to nominate for the richest Touch Football prizemoney purse in Australia, AUD20,000, to be shared across various men's, women's and mixed divisions in the lead-up to November's event.

Crush Festival 2017

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6 October 2017
Crush Festival's 10-day Program of new and innovative arts projects and performances. Indulge in literary learning, contemporary circus, outdoor music, children's activities, exhibitions, film festival, opera and cabaret all whilst experiencing the culinary delights and character of the Bundaberg region.
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