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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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

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Gold Coast, Australia
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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94 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Moisy53
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank goldcoastfee
Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We took my family with their young kids to this water park late last year. It's fun safe and the kids had a ball. There's also a netted off area if you wish to swim in the river and there's also a blow up fun park kids over the age of 10 can use. There's also a massive park with... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The Rockpool is one of the Broadwater Parklands major attractions. During summer we see lots of young families making the most of this well designed and "quirky" venue. Having a lifeguard on site means that mothers can relax while their younger kids have fun. As for the kids well we hear a lot of laughter and see a lot of... More 

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Thank Simon S
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent area for small children. Visited early in the morning and it was quiet. Area is clean and well maintained. Life guard on duty. Plenty of parking.

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Southport, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a great spot to be have the kids in the water without being in a pool Hive of activity espcially for the younger kids from babies to around 8 or 9. Right next to the broadwater and part of the broadwater parklands. Lots of areas to sit in sun and shade and great playground activities and free BBQs... More 

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Gold coast
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144 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lovely area to bring your family, easy access and relaxing time for small children who will be entertained by the various water features. Probably not for those over 10, more for the little ones. there is a lifeguard on duty and its very clean and well maintained. You can bring a picnic and walk a few meters to the Great... More 

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