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Broadwater Parklands

The Gold Coast's world class Broadwater Parklands offers a range of diverse locations and facilities for hire, designed for everything from large events to small picnics.

Broadwater Parklands events

There is always something happening at the Broadwater Parklands. Events below marked with an asterisk (*) are free. In addition to the events listed here, there are several Active & Healthy events for you to take part in on a weekly basis.

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Pet rock workshop*

Create your very own pet rock to take home and begin the fun.

  • Date: Saturday 19 August
  • Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Rock climbing wall*

This rock wall is perfect for adventurous five year olds and up with parents more than welcome to join in on the fun.

  • Date: Sunday 20 August
  • Location: The little lawn
  • Time: 10am to 3pm

Train rides*

Choo choo all aboard, here comes to Broadwater express! Grab the kids and explore the park on one of our free scenic train rides.

  • Date: Saturday 26 August
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 10am to 3pm

Zorb balls*

You can have enormous fun as you roll, flip, tumble, dive and bounce in the complete safety of these large plastic Zorb balls.

  • Date: Sunday 27 August
  • Location: The great lawn
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

La Fiesta taste and sounds from South America

The South American festival on the Gold Coast is back with a variety of cultural performances like, Zumba and Afro Beat there is something for everyone.

  • Date: Saturday 9 September
  • Location: The great lawn
  • Time: 12pm to 8pm
  • Contact: 0434 698 712

Two feet and a heart beat

Take the first steps to a cure for childhood heart disease and register to join this charity walk.

  • Date: Sunday 10 September
  • Location: Pipi and yabby shelter area
  • Time: 9am to 1pm
  • Contact: 0423 156 041
  • Cost: from $5

Salsa in the park*

This workshop caters for beginners right through to advanced dancers. You don’t need to have a partner, just bring your ‘dancing shoes’.

  • Date: Sunday 10 September
  • Location: The porch stage
  • Time: 3pm to 6pm
  • Contact: 0413 595 275

Aquasplash

A giant inflatable obstacle course on the Broadwater featuring trampolines, slides, swings, bouncing pillows, log roll spinners, giant icebergs and much more.

  • Date: Saturday 16 September to April 2018
  • Location: By the swimming enclosure
  • Time: 9am to 5pm
  • Contact: 07 5606 6866
  • Cost: from $7 to $16

Farmyard fun day*

This action packed day will host sheep and duck herding, pig racing, horse and carriage rides, barnyard babies, sheep shearing, cow milking plus the amazing horse and cattle Rooftop Express Show.

  • Date: Sunday 17 September
  • Location: The great lawn
  • Time: 10am to 3pm
  • Contact: 07 5581 1615

Sand art workshop*

Let’s get your creative juices flowing with this nature based sand art workshop.

  • Date: Monday 18 September
  • Location: Next to the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Inflatable obstacle course*

Are you up for the challenge? Grab your friends or family and have a go racing each other on this obstacle course.

  • Date: Tuesday 19 September
  • Location: The great lawn
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Circus play*

This circus play will involve learning how to tumble, hula hoop, juggle and much more.

  • Date: Wednesday 20 September
  • Location: Next to the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Train rides*

Choo choo all aboard, here comes the Broadwater Express! Grab the kids and explore the park on one of our free scenic train rides.

  • Date: Thursday 21 September
  • Location: The great lawn
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Balloon art workshop*

Come along and learn the art of balloon twisting.

  • Date: Friday 22 September
  • Location: Next to the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

DJ party in the park

Get your groove on and come party at the park with all your old favourites, right through to today’s hits.

  • Date: Saturday 23 September
  • Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 3pm

Australian Coptic Orthodox Festival

Annual Orthodox Christian Cultural Community Festival.

  • Date: Saturday 23 September
  • Location: The great lawn
  • Time: 10am to 6pm
  • Contact: 0437 124 165

Corvettes on the coast*

Over 100 pristine corvettes on display for your viewing pleasure with music, rides and trade stalls for the car enthusiast.

  • Date: Sunday 24 September
  • Location: The great lawn
  • Time: 9am to 3pm
  • Contact: 0439 356 627

Challenge masters workshop*

Kids are invited along to set their own personal best times in a variety of fun challenges.

  • Date: Monday 25 September
  • Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Mini Jeep rides*

Come and have a ride on the coolest jeeps around.

  • Date: Tuesday 26 September
  • Location: The great lawn
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Gold Coast flathead classic

The annual catch and release lure fishing competition is on again.

  • Date: Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 September
  • Location: Fisherman’s lawn / Northern pavilion
  • Time: Various
  • Contact: 0439 654 734
  • Cost: $140 to $300

Grass head workshop*

Learn how to make your own grass people. Water them and watch them grow long hair, short hair, blue eyes or glasses.

  • Date: Wednesday 27 September
  • Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Giant inflatable maze*

This inflatable maze is a test of your memory and strength while running round the maze.

  • Date: Thursday 28 September
  • Location: The great lawn
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Food truck feast and fireworks*

Grab a bite and enjoy some great local entertainers including our feature production, ‘Broadway and Popera to Pavarotti’ then finish it off with our spring fireworks display.

  • Date: Friday 29 September
  • Location: The great lawn
  • Time: 5pm to 9pm
  • Contact: 07 5581 1615

Aquasplash

a giant inflatable obstacle course on the Broadwater featuring trampolines, slides, swings, bouncing pillows, log roll spinners, giant icebergs and much more.

  • Date: Saturday 16 September to April 2018
  • Location: By the swimming enclosure
  • Time: 9am to 5pm
  • Contact: 07 5606 6866
  • Cost: from $7 to $16

Pet rock workshop*

The pet that you don’t have to feed or clean up after is the best kind of pet.

  • Date: Friday 29 September
  • Location: Next to the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Pedal car rides*

Cruise around the great lawn on the coolest pedal cars around.

  • Date: Saturday 30 September
  • Location: The great lawn
  • Time: 10am to 3pm

Share, Talk and Read with City Libraries*

Come along with your little one and join us in reading and talking together. Share tips for developing language with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Open to parents and carers with children 0 – 5 years.

  • Date: Mondays
  • Location: Playground by rockpools
  • Time: 9.30am to 11am
  • Contact: 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326)

Heart Foundation walk*

Walking is a fun way to stay active and get fit. A volunteer from the Heart Foundation will lead the walk.

  • Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Location: Meet outside the Rockpools
  • Time: 5.15pm
  • Contact: 0414 861 636

Belly dancing

Fun belly dance classes to build core strength, improve fitness levels, tone muscle, body image, and posture, reduce stress & build self-confidence.

  • Date: Thursdays
  • Location: Meet at the porch
  • Time: 9.30am
  • Cost: $7
  • Contact: 0400 881 815

Tai Chi*

Enjoy peaceful exercise and build your strength and health in these easy-to-follow classes suitable for all ages and abilities.

  • Date: Saturdays
  • Location: Casuarina Grove / next to The great lawn
  • Time: 8am
  • Contact: 0432 951 228

*Free activity
Limited parking is available onsite, additional parking at Carey Park or catch the G:link.


Rockpools opening hours
1 to 31 August: 9am to 3pm
Closed Tuesdays until 12pm

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre opening hours
Weekdays: 5am to 8pm
Saturdays: 6am to 4pm
Sundays: 8am to 3pm


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