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Broadwater Parklands | Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5581 1615
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Our 9, 6 and 2 year old all had a fantastic time here. We had planned to go to the playgrounds and maybe the beach as we had no idea the water park was even there. Once the kids saw it they ran for it....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scottbeesley86
Reviewed 2 days ago

Kids love it but can be busy and will have difficulty finding a spot to sit or lay a picnic rug, especially in the shade.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cparry29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great park for the kids. We brought our 1.5 year old who had a great time. It is free entry, and about a 10 minute walk from the Broadwater Parklands tram stop - so no need to park. We went on a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 509asha
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well done Gold Coast City Council for what you created here. Awesome place to take the kids for a free splash on a hot day. Been many times and kids always love it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CharlieMac70
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

As a mum with two under three, this was absolutely fantastic! My 9 month old and 2.5 old both loved it. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Chloe M
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely place for families and children during summer. It's free. Pack a food and drinks, no shops close by. Have to pay for parking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vickiw838
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

The park is really nice. We had a go kart ride around the area, went down to the beach, and played in the water. Then we hopped over to the jumping pillow and the playground. We didn’t notice that there was the aqua gc hosted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KEGZ82
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Love coming here. Lots of shady spots to sit and watch the kids splash around in the rock pools. Toilets are a distance from the rock pool. There is a restaurant and ice cream shop to extend your day trip. Playground not too far away...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank belinda240
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Fun for all the family Best destination for all the family Food fun and family Relax and enjoy the atmosphere

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank KimNBillL
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Passed the Rockpools as we were doing the Broadwater Parklands walk which by the way is a great walk in itself. The Rockpools is a cute water play area especially for families with young children. Flowing cascades, water spurting from various creatures and water holes,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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6 June 2018|
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Response from 509asha | Reviewed this property |
There is no requirement for this. I would recommend swimming attire as there are fountains and in some areas the water is quite deep (knee deep on toddler) so the kiddies do get very wet. If in nappies I would absolutely... More
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12 February 2018|
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Response from Colin V | Reviewed this property |
If you are seeking an excellent swimming hole to cool down ... head to the Currumbin Rock Pool. If you go online and search Currumbin Rock Pool you find a page with the location, will need a vehicle to get there only... More