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Address: Broadwater Parklands | Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Southport Attraction

Opposite Australia fair near the aquatic centre is a great area for the kids to explore. Walking, cycling or even swimming is a great attraction to look at not at a great expense... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2016
Graham E
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Opposite Australia fair near the aquatic centre is a great area for the kids to explore. Walking, cycling or even swimming is a great attraction to look at not at a great expense. Toilets facilities and nice parklands. Even s great cafe with cheap bacon & egg burgers with the works for $6.00.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Honestly loved it! Just wish they had something like this for those of us who don't have kids lol! Loved the fact there was no sand but you still really felt like you were at the beach.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Free park for the kids, located on the beach with activities for all ages My kids loved this more than the theme parks Highly recommend

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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great spot to take young children. Lots of water play jets, shallow pools to paddle and wallow in and dry places for adults to sit to watch. A lifeguard is on duty too. Plenty of shade available but may have to be shared in busy times. Toilets nearby too. Parking (paid) is nearby, as well as a café selling barista... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

An excellent place to be with children for a day out. Chldren can swim around as well as can take part in some running around.

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Thank Sanaul C
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Broadwater rock pool is a wonderful place for the whole family With play areas Swimming BBQs Picnic Tables and plenty of grassy areas A must visit area while on the Gold Coast

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Best fun for the kids. Always enjoyed by my son. Great day out and always requested when we go on holidays

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Kerikeri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We visit this place quite regularly as an outing for the children. With a packed lunch, drinks and swim gear, we head for the rock pools and park for an enjoyable outing.The park has some shady spots as well for the hot sunny days. Overall, the kids love this place and it certainly fills in an afternoon to entertain the... More 

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Thank Bruce W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Absolutely a must-visit if you have kids. The fantastic park has everything - a wonderful rock pool where kids will not want to leave, a little adventurous park with manual bicycles going round in circles, swings and slides, a huge and colorful trampoline (Kangaroo jump) and a beautiful beach with views of a city landscape. My five-year-old had so much... More 

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is a great little get away for kids aged 2 and up and will keep them occupied for hours whilst parents relax under the shade of pandanus trees and sip a drink from the Broadwater Parklands kiosk ( about 75 m away). Life guards on duty also ensure the safety of the little ones. Its free and a nice... More 

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