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The Rockpools

Broadwater Parklands | Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5581 1615
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“rock pools” (41 reviews)
“young children” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
Broadwater Parklands | Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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+61 7 5581 1615
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"rock pools"
in 41 reviews
"lifeguard on duty"
in 17 reviews
"young children"
in 24 reviews
"great for kids"
in 15 reviews
"water features"
in 10 reviews
"cool off"
in 6 reviews
"broadwater parklands"
in 21 reviews
"water play"
in 8 reviews
"free activity"
in 5 reviews
"kids love"
in 9 reviews
"all ages"
in 18 reviews
"free bbqs"
in 4 reviews
"life guards"
in 9 reviews
"keep an eye"
in 5 reviews
"safe place"
in 4 reviews
"great area"
in 9 reviews
"pool area"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My 3.5yo enjoyed a paddle and splash even on a windy, but sunny, 19-degree winter’s day. Paid parking available.

Thank Jules_on_vacation
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great spot for smaller children to enjoy water play. They can climb on the (sculpted) animals, jump on water spurts, sit in shallow water - it's got everything.

Thank MonkeyDi
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nothing interesting at all. Council wasted money, should have been done like Southbank in Brisbane then all ages could enjoy it.

Thank Angela T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The attraction is advertised as suitable for all ages and on a Sunday morning you will find that is true! It is not only the rockpool but the whole park created by the Gold Coast Council over time which should be investigated. It should provide...More

Thank Herpam D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited The Rockpools in Southport with the 3 young grandchildren. They had a great time splashing about. The best thing about it is that it is a free activity. I highly recommend this park.

Thank Lyn W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being originally from England I'm only used to the usual playgrounds with maybe a swing and slide so seeing this was an eyeopener. It's so well done and great for kids. There are tonnes of things to do for children and it all looks really...More

Thank serina29
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

My grandsons just love this water playground. I took my oldest grandson when they first opened and we were both so excited we arrived at nine am and didn't leave till five in the afternoon as there was a storm brewing. It's the best

Thank Judy F
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This place is fantastic for kids especially toddlers. I would advise you to get down there early on a hot day as all the shade under the umbrellas/trees are taken. Very safe place with lifeguards about. Can't believe this place is FREE!

Thank calinya
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Iv taken my son here on many occasions and had a few birthdays and bbqs here at the broad water over the years, i live about 5 mins away from here in southport its my local park and we are very lucky to such a...More

1  Thank Tamara A
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

What an amazing FREE place to take the family on a hot summers day or cool winter day. Summer is amazing with the water play, shady trees and the calm Broadwater. Winter days can be spent laying around on the grass watching the kids in...More

4  Thank craigandjools
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kooifei
6 June 2018|
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Response from Marisa L | Reviewed this property |
They will get wet when they visit the rockpools especially as there are small water spouts there but there are no regulations about attire. A lot of parents are there walking around with their little ones fully dressed and... More
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Towhidul I
9 April 2018|
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FredrikO551
13 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
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