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The Rockpools

Broadwater Parklands | Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5581 1615
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“free fun” (12 reviews)
Broadwater Parklands | Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5581 1615
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well laid out with shade and sunny areas, always very clean and tidy with a lifeguard on duty. There is a cafe and great fish and chip restaurant close by. Fish Shak & Coffee Shak.

Thank GinaJohnson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect for a great day out with the little ones. Especially on a warm sunny day. So much to do and see. With amazing Broadwater views. Rock pools will get busy as it gets warmer. Parking can fill up quickly too. Kids love it! Bring...More

Thank GeeGeeband
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Water play area for smaller kids, great fun for a safe way to let the kids enjoy the water with life guards on duty. (You still need to watch your kids of course!)

Thank Lindley W
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

great place for kids to enjoy. fantastic play area for kids of all ages. Jumping pillow a real highlight

Thank Bsaigal
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Parking is $2 an hour in Broadwater Parkland area. The rockpools are free. How amazing to have this splash area for young children and there is a lifeguard as well. Nice cafes around and two parks within waking distance. Water is cool in winter but...More

Thank WorldTraveller036
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Fairly small play area, really aimed at the younger child, not much seating or shaded areas which was a little disappointing

Thank traveler4052016
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Wow what a lovely facility, the children had such a lovely time exploring the pools and water. Fantastic that there is a lifeguard on duty. We visited the rock pools many times on our holiday, it was a highlight

Thank hazel S
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The Broadwater in Southport is a must visit for families with young children. It has plenty to do for a whole day out and it's all Free! A major attraction for the kids is the The Rockpools as they can splash around is low level...More

Thank happytraveller1222
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Great adventure water pools for young children, Super clean and well maintained with operating hours most days.

1  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Whether you have little time or lots of it, great place for family fun. Water is not warmed but since it's only open during sunlight hours, we still found it ok in the winters for a bit of fun.

Thank Aditya T
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5 March 2017|
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Response from Alicia P | Reviewed this property |
Our winters are mild but the kids may find the water a bit chilly and not sure if the rock pools fill with water during the winter months. I'd suggest calling Gold Coast Council they'd be able to answer any questions... More
16 February 2017|
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Response from Simon S | Reviewed this property |
Hi the Rockpool itself is suitable for young children but not for adults. However there is a large enclosed Broadwater swimming area (free entry) about 100m away and there is our very good Aquatic center. The Aquatic center... More
15 January 2017|
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Response from BeLazy | Reviewed this property |
That's correct. There are great new toilet facilities. However water is really clean.