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Broadwater Tourist Park

169 Marine Pde, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215 Australia
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Broadwater Tourist Park overlooks the stunning Broadwater in Southport, boasting one of the best locations on the Gold Coast. With easy access to beautiful beaches and views, this picturesque spot is the perfect place to holiday all year round. Choose from a wide range of accommodation options including self-contained villas and sites that provide picturesque views over the Broadwater. Sites for caravans, camper vans and camping include powered waterview and ensuite options. One of the villas is fully accessible. Being located close to the Broadwater, guests to the tourist park can make the most of this location by swimming in the stillwater frontage and moor their boats alongside the park. Only 5km from Surfers Paradise and conveniently located to the main arterial roads, the park links guests to public transport and the various attractions of the Gold Coast.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Beach
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Fishing
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Ocean View
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scottsI6169BY wrote a review 13 Apr
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Have been staying at Broadwater Tourist Park for many years. Staff are friendly, welcoming and make a fantastic pancake breakfast. Great school holiday entertainment. Relaxing environment. Great location. Love the coffee van visits!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michele K wrote a review 10 Apr
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Great park. Location is fantastic and the Parklands next door are an added bonus. Friendly staff. Lots of activities. Pancake breakfast a real treat. Clean amenities checked regularly during the day. Showers have great pressure. We were there over Christmas and there was a real community feel to the park.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Manager Broadwater, General Manager at Broadwater Tourist Park
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Michelle, Thank you for your great 5/5 review on your stay with us! We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable stay and made great use of our extraordinary location. Our staff are the backbone of this park and it is truly great to see them recognised in your review, from our hardworking housekeepers, our dedicated facilities crew, and the management team that put together all the great activities to make your stay all the more enjoyable and create that community feel you refer to. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay soon! Brooke Turner, Park Manager
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traveller wrote a review Mar 2024
Brisbane, Australia97 contributions17 helpful votes
We recently stayed in the Broadwater Tourise Park. We found it so relaxing and felt safe. Also they now have option to do remote check in alleviating any health issues which was amazing and also time saving. We stayed in an ensuite caravan site. The ensuite had been recently updated and was super clean and smelt so fresh and the park always clean. is so close to the Broadwater you can do so many casual walks. Definitely return but we are loyal customers also.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi, Thank you for your great 5 star review on your stay with us! We are thrilled that you had a great relaxing stay, felt safe and enjoyed the option of our express and contactless check in. Our Ensuite sites add a touch of extra luxury to your stay with your own private and clean ensuite at the back of your site. Our location is beautiful, central and great for walks and rides, we are thrilled you utilised our great location. We look forward to welcoming you back for another stay soon. Brooke Turner Assistant Park Manager
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Rebecca P wrote a review Mar 2024
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Very friendly welcoming staff at reception and within the park grounds. Very well maintained and clean cabins and facilities. Very close walking distance to the beach, parks and restaurants. Would highly recommend staying here for your next trip.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your 5 star review on your stay with us! We appreciate your key mentions on some highlights during your stay including our welcoming and friendly staff to our well maintained and clean facilities and cabins. Our location is amazing, with sand at the doorstop or great restaurants and cafes, we are thrilled that you would recommend us! Thank you for sharing your amazing photos. We look forward to welcoming you for another stay soon. Brooke Turner Assistant Park Manager
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Debbie F wrote a review Feb 2024
Queensland, Australia3 contributions
The park is situated right on the Broadwater so you can do easy beach walks and swims. There's two swimming pools within the park, one is 1.1m deep all the way through and half shaded. The other goes from 1m to 1.7m. Both pools are well maintained and clean. They could do with a refresh but overall they're fine to use. There is a large jumping pillow for the kids. Check in was easy. We received an email which had all the information we needed to get in and find our site. We had site 121 which was classed as a premium powered site. It had lovely lawn and water views but was a bit tight for our length of around 9m with our ebikes at the back. We had to take the bike rack off so that the rack didn't stick out over the road.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Manager Broadwater, General Manager at Broadwater Tourist Park
Responded 3 Mar 2024
Hi Debbie, Thank you for your informative 4/5 review on your stay with us! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed many of the great aspects that our park has to offer, such as our 2 family friendly pools, large bouncing pillow, playground, great central yet waterfront location and our optional express check in service that makes checking into our park as seamless as possible. We look forward to welcoming you back for another great stay on a slightly larger site for more comfortability for your next stay. Brooke Turner, Assistant Park Manager
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Jaime wrote a review Jan 2024
Warwick, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
Great park, right on the beach, very easy check in, two swimming pools, clean amenities, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We got cement slab site and the site was big and no trouble parking the our car on it as well . Very close to Southport. Would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Manager Broadwater, General Manager at Broadwater Tourist Park
Responded 31 Jan 2024
Hi Jaime We are thrilled to receive your great 5-star review of your stay. Thank you for highlighting our incredible waterfront and central location here in Southport. Our express check-in process is a breeze and a great option for guests to cruise on in and set up without having to stop at reception. We appreciate your kind words regarding our staff's excellence and friendliness. Our sites can be very spacious we are happy to hear you found that to be true. We are excited to hear you will book again and look forward to welcoming you back then. Brooke Turner Assistant Park Manager
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Donna H wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had a great experience...the staff are excellent, the process of checking in online was easy, no contact entry to the park and to our caravan site was great as we received a detailed map of the caravan site, Park Rules and the codes needed for the entry/exit gate and male and female facilities. The laundry was easy to navigate and plenty of clotheslines if you did not want to use the dryers. The shop had all the necessities and treats. The Park and facilities are clean. The pools were appreciated on a very hot Australia Day Weekend. My day visiting grandchildren hired the pedal go carts and had such fun...it was a short stroll to a great park and broadwater. I would highly recommend Broadwater Tourist Park. We will certainly book again! Donna....Mooloolaba Qld
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 29 Jan 2024
Hi Donna We were delighted to receive your glowing 5 star review of your stay over the Australia Day Long weekend at Broadwater and that you had such a great experience. Thank you for recognising our excellent staff and how clean the park is, we are pleased to hear you found our express check in process a breeze it is ideal when you have 160 plus check ins in one day and a great option for guests to cruise on in and set up without the having to check in in at reception. Sounds like you took full advantage of all the park has to offer with our facilities in the park and amazing location by the Broadwater and nearby activities and attractions. We are excited to hear you will book again and look forward to welcoming you back then. Brooke Turner Assistant Park Manager
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Kaylene C wrote a review Jan 2024
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The whole park was really great clean close to beach ,food places and only a short drive to major shops the staff were very happy and helpful we highly recommend this park.great sites not squashed in two pools which is great .we will deffinately be back
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Manager Broadwater, General Manager at Broadwater Tourist Park
Responded 29 Jan 2024
Hi Kaylene Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience holidaying with us at Broadwater we were delighted to receive your 5 star review and your recommendation. Thanks for acknowledging our happy and helpful team, they love to hear that they have assisted in our guests having a great stay. Our location and large spacious sites are a great drawcard which brings many guests in to explore the park and the area. We are delighted you will be back for another stay and look forward to welcoming you back next time. Brooke Turner Assistant Park Manager
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Kevin.D wrote a review Jan 2024
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
The team at Broadwater provide great facilities for your stay and the location is perfect for a seaside getaway. Our family has been coming to the park for many years, as Paul, Kim, Brooke and the rest of the team really care about providing a great experience for their guests. We have been lucky enough recently to stay on one of the newly renovated waterfront sites with synthetic turf. These sites are some of the best van sites we have ever stayed on. They are clean, level and any rain water absorbs directly through the matting, keeping the sites dry even after heavy rain. We can't wait to head back again throughout the year.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Manager Broadwater, General Manager at Broadwater Tourist Park
Responded 21 Jan 2024
Hi Kevin, Thank you for your 5/5 review on your experiences while staying with us! We are thrilled to hear we are continuously delivering exceptional guest experiences each time you stay with us. With the trifecta of our amazing team, our clean facilities and location we are always striving to offer the best that we can and it makes us smile to hear your family enjoys it all. Our new synthetic turf waterview sites have been winning people over and it is great to hear your feedback after staying 5+ weeks and enduring some unkind weather that these sites were still a winner through it all! We look forward to welcoming you for more great holiday experiences to come! Brooke Turner Assistant Park Manager
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Kim B wrote a review Jan 2024
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We booked with family 6 months prior but when we arrived none of us were put together and we were stuck directly under a construction site of a sky riser being built And woken every morning with load machinery. And don’t even get me started about the wind and unable to use the awnings. Budget pool, not a fan, won’t be back.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 17 Jan 2024
Hi Kim, We are disappointed to hear we did not meet your expectations and your 2/5 review. Our park runs at high occupancy right through the school holidays and the dates you requested were already heavily booked when your 4 site group booked. As discussed upon making your booking we were not able to get you side by side but did have you all in the same area. We had your group on sites 251, 257, 260 and 263. All within 1-2 streets of each other with 2 sites being directly opposite each other. We apologise if you were under the impression that you would get 4 sites together or you feel we didn’t try to get you closer. It is unfortunate that the Gold Coast has endured some sever weather over the last month including high winds, our waterfront location and beautiful Broadwater scenery does make us subject to high winds at times which we understand is less than ideal. While the construction of a new Highrise adjacent to the park is out of our control we do make a special effort to advise guests through information in all guest communication, unfortunately the noise can vary depending on the scope of work in the building site. Wishing you safe travels, Brooke Turner Assistant Park Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Broadwater Tourist Park
Which popular attractions are close to Broadwater Tourist Park?
Nearby attractions include Zero Latency Gold Coast (0.8 km), Escape Hunt Gold Coast (0.6 km), and The Rockpools (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Broadwater Tourist Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Broadwater Tourist Park?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Broadwater Tourist Park?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Broadwater Tourist Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Broadwater Tourist Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cecil Hotel, Daark Espresso, and Cafe Catalina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Broadwater Tourist Park?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Broadwater Tourist Park located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Southport.
Are there any historical sites close to Broadwater Tourist Park?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Post Office Gallery (5.9 km).
Does Broadwater Tourist Park have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Broadwater Tourist Park accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.