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Broadwater Parklands Southport

HOT: Broadwater Parklands, Southport

The Southport parklands, known as Broadwater Parklands, is a fantastic redevelopment of Southport’s previously dowdy foreshore with a range of sites and facilities, many of them free.

Broadwater Parklands Southport

Broadwater Park contains one of the best playgrounds Gold Coast has to offer, as well as being one of the best places for the family on the Gold Coast!

Broadwater Parklands Southport

Our favourite part of the Southport playground is the Rockpools, a semi-fenced water play area featuring water jets, fountains, a waterfall and sculptural pieces inspired by marine life.

Broadwater Parklands Southport

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The Southport rock pools are manned by lifeguards and there are shady spots dotted around the (fake) grass so you can relax at ‘home base’ before another swim.

Broadwater Parklands Southport

Another popular attraction in one of the best Gold Coast playgrounds is the pedal train and flying fox, the bike/scooter/skate track and obstacle course and a fenced, shaded bouncy pillow!

Broadwater Parklands Southport

Southport Broadwater Parklands also features patrolled shallow beach lagoon and a temporary inflatable water playground called Aquasplash. Fees are payable to enter that space.

Broadwater Parklands Southport

Add to that numerous picnic tables and BBQs to the Broadwater Parklands playground and Broadwater Southport is the perfect destination for a day out. There’s also free wifi!

The Southport Broadwater also hosts family-friendly events throughout the year. View the Broadwater Parklands calendar of events.

Tips for Broadwater Parklands Gold Coast:

  • Partially fenced playground;
  • Water play;
  • Bouncy pillow;
  • Rockpool Cafe within the parklands otherwise BYO food for a picnic or barbecue;
  • Water taps;
  • Public toilets throughout parklands
  • Broadwater Parklands parking includes paid parking at Broadwater parklands carpark and along Gold Coast Highway. 2 hour limit.
  • Across from G:link light rail Broadwater Parklands station

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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