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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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ITU Word Triathlon Grand Final*

More than 5000 of the world’s best elite and age group triathletes will be competing over 5 days at Broadwater Parklands. The 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final will celebrate the diversity of the sport of triathlon with athletes competing in Elite, Under 23, Junior and Elite Paratriathlon categories as well as the U23/Jnr Mixed Team Relay and Age Group – Standard and Sprint Distance.

  • Date: 12 to 16 September
  • Location: Fisherman's Lawn
  • Time: Various - see the Gold Coast Triathlon website for details
  • Contact: 07 5430 6700

Stihl Timbersports Australian Championship*

Australia’s top Stihl Timbersports® athletes will compete in a series of wood chopping competitions in the 2018 Australian Championships for the Men’s, Women’s and Rookie titles. As well as the heart stopping action on stage, you will be able to relax and refuel in the Food Truck Carnival Co.’s entertainment precinct which will be packed with iconic food trucks, a kids’ carnival, roving entertainment, live music acts and a licensed bar to ensure the 2018 Stihl Timbersports Australian Championship will be an event for all the family to enjoy.

  • Date: Friday 14 to Sunday 16 September
  • Location: The Southern Lawn
  • Time: Friday 5pm to 10pm, Saturday 12pm to 10pm and Sunday 12pm to 8pm
  • Contact: 0406 536 270

DJ Party in the Rockpools*

Get your groove on and come party at the park with all your old favourites, right through to today’s hits including lots of games and fun to be had by all.

  • Date: Saturday 22 September
  • Location: The Rockpools
  • Time: 10am to 3pm

Farmyard Fun Day*

This action packed family day will host sheep herding, pig racing, horse and carriage rides, barnyard babies, sheep shearing, cow milking plus an amazing horse trick show.

  • Date: Sunday 23 September
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 9am to 2pm
  • Contact: Broadwater Parklands - 07 5581 1615

View the Farmyard Fun Day flyer.

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: Monday 24 September
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 9am to 1pm

Gold Coast Flathead Classic

The fisherman’s favourite annual catch and release lure fishing competition is on again. Don’t miss your opportunity to get on board to join in the fun and win some fantastic prizes.

  • Date: Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 September
  • Location: Fishermans Lawn/ Northern Pavilion
  • Time: Various
  • Cost: Various
  • Contact: Danny Sands - 0439 654 734

Giant Inflatable Maze*

This inflatable maze is a test of your memory and strength. Whilst running round the maze, try and beat your friends and family to see who is the first one out!

  • Date: Tuesday 25 September
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Challenge Masters Workshop*

Kids are invited along to set their own personal best times in a variety of challenges which test hand eye coordination, balance, motor skills, physical abilities and some challenges which are just silly fun.

  • Date: Wednesday 26 September
  • Location: Beside the Bouncy Pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Sparky DoDah*

Sparky Do Dah’s pop-up playground is an awesome collection of activities and games like sack races, stilt walking, balance beams just to name a few. Best suited for kids from 3 to 12 years of age.

  • Date: Thursday 27 September
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Bungy Fun Ride*

Got some school holiday energy to burn? Strap in and try to out run each other in both speed and distance before the bungee cord springs you back. Great exercise or just great fun suitable for kids 6 years and over.

  • Date: Friday 28 September
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Kid's Ninja obstacle competition*

Let your kids unleash their inner Ninja on the Ninja Warrior inspired obstacle course. Suitable for most abilities, from ages 4 years and up.

  • Date: Saturday 29 September to Tuesday 2 October
  • Location: The Little Lawn
  • Time: 9am to 4pm
  • Contact:

Australian Transplant Games - Petanque*

Australia’s most inspirational sporting event, the Australian Transplant Games are held every two years. The Games provide living proof of the success of transplantation and encourage all Australians to discuss organ and tissue donation with their families. Broadwater Parklands is hosting the Petanque singles event.

  • Date: Sunday 30 September
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 11am to 4pm
  • Contact: 1800 827 757

Circus Play*

Roll up, roll up and learn how to be a circus performer. This circus play will involve learning how to tumble, hula hoop, juggle and much more. Come and go as you please.

  • Date: Sunday 30 September
  • Location: Next to the Bouncy Pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

GC Aqua Park

The GC Aqua Park is opening at Broadwater Parklands from 22 September 2018.

Download and view the GC Aqua Park brochure.


Rockpools opening hours
1 September to 30 November: 8am to 6pm
Closed Tuesdays until 12pm
Hours may change due to weather conditions.

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