Welcome to Southport & Around
Southport was once called Baie des Moules (Bay of Mussels), one of several names it’s had over the years. Many travellers don’t take the 2km detour off the main road to visit Australia’s most southerly town, but it’s a worthy diversion if only to stay in one of its B&Bs, which make good use of the waterside locale. The nearby Hastings Caves & Thermal Springs reserve and the frayed shores of even-more-southerly Recherche Bay are worthwhile detours. Unfortunately public transport won’t get you here.