We are a family with two boys (10 and 4) and going to spend a week in Gold Coast this July. As it is a winter time, we won't go for a swim in the sea but would visit the theme parks and the fun attractions and enjoy walking in town and by the beach, eating and shopping around. Could you recommend the good areas for us to stay except Surfers Paradise? Would Southport good to stay? The position looks good; Not too far from the theme parks and has good shops and restaurants...? We will have a rental car. Thanks!!