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The Rockpools

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Address: Broadwater Parklands | Marine Parade, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Free fun for the kids

I recall taking my son here twenty years ago and we had fun together. These days I like walking through here and it brings back all the memories. Shortly I will be a grandfather... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doug C
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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132 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recall taking my son here twenty years ago and we had fun together. These days I like walking through here and it brings back all the memories. Shortly I will be a grandfather and it's the place I will take my grandson, it's about kids and it's free but mostly it's fun creating memories.

Thank Doug C
Southport, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited very regularly with Grandchildren aged 2 - 6 over the summer and all loved it. It's great to have such a wonderful free attraction so close to home. Only complaint is that the water stung their eyes after a time.

Thank Deb M
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to take the kids to let them run off some steam and to cool down on those hot summer days. Lots of space to sit but when it's busy all the shaded areas are taken so maybe bring a sun tent if you're going in the middle of the day. Bring a picnic and make a day of... More 

Thank Marisa L
New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great pac for the family to go. Take a picnic and enjoy your surround of the beach area, vast green space, water play area and playgrounds. My Girls had fab time!

Thank Angusclan
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the rock pools to the playground area with beach and walking tracks, the parklands has it all for young families and it's FREE! A great day out any time the sun is shining!

Thank TeganandQuinn
Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let your feet down and kids relax in the rock pools .. just awesome fun for the family.. everyone enjoyed thoroughly will definitely go back

Thank gopalbharath
Gold Coast, Australia
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Need an activity on a hot day? Just grab the kids, bather, snacks and towels and head on over to the rock pools. A great meeting spot for mums with little ones. It can keep the kids entertained for hours. There are a few more other fun activities in that area. Only issues is there is not a lot of... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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100 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My 2 year old grandson was visiting and we decided to take him to this delightfully setting for for some funtime. He loved it and we spend about an hour there perfect time for little ones. Only 1 minor criticism if they had a little more shade on the really hot days as apart from the umbrellas already there would... More 

Thank Moisy53
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We enjoy great family times here. Even now that the children are getting older the access is so easy, the amenities are great and its good visibility to bea able to keep a good eye on the children.

Thank goldcoastfee
Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great area for young kids and parents alike.However, excited kids tend to run and this causes undue havoc, stress and accidents. Plenty of water activities ensure hours of fun but please supervise your kids.

Thank TheLife007

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