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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.

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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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Outdoor Movie Night*
The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

  • Date: Saturday 3 November
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: Movie starts at 7pm
  • Contact: Wet weather hotline
    07 5581 7016

Sand Art Workshop*

Let’s get your creative juices flowing with this nature based Sand Art Workshop.

  • Date: Sunday 4 November
  • Location: Beside 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: Saturday 10 November
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

2018 Pan Pacific Masters Games – Outrigger Canoeing

The Pan Pacific Masters Games is a bi-annual event with over 14,000 participants from over 30 countries who will converge on the Gold Coast to compete in the world's biggest and best biennial masters games. The Broadwater Parklands will host the Outrigger Canoeing.

  • Date: Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 November
  • Location: Behind the Aquatic Centre
  • Time: 6am to 5pm
  • Contact:

Remembrance Day*

Remembrance Day has a special significance in 2018. Sunday, 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18).

  • Date: Sunday 11 November
  • Location: Anzac Park
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Rock Climbing Wall*

Challenge your friends to see who can make it to the top of the wall first.

  • Date: Saturday 17 November
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Salsa in the Park*

If you love salsa, bachata, cha cha or merengue, chances are you will love this free workshop. The session caters for beginners right through to advanced dancers.

  • Date: Sunday 18 November
  • Location: The Porch Stage
  • Time: 3pm to 6pm
  • Contact: 0413 595 275


Shakafest is a reflection of the Gold Coast’s street scene combining Aussie Hip Hop, Grunge, Surf Rock, DJ’s, graffiti art as well as a massive half pipe with all round skaters to create the ultimate skate demonstration. This is an 18+ event.

  • Date: Saturday 24 November
  • Location: The Southern Lawn
  • Time: 12pm to 10pm
  • Contact:
  • Cost: $95

Pedal Cars*

Cruise around on the coolest pedal cars around. With both kids and adult sizes the whole family can enjoy the fun.

  • Date: Saturday 24 November
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 10am to 3pm

Gold Coast City Wind Orchestra Public Concert*

The Gold Coast City Wind Orchestra is a community Orchestra based in Ashmore. This annual gala concert will showcase the major pieces that have been worked on throughout the year.

  • Date: Sunday 25 November
  • Location: The Porch Stage
  • Time: 3.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Contact: 0409 449 437

GC Aqua Park

A giant inflatable obstacle course on the Broadwater featuring 300m of awesome aquapark obstacles — some of the highest and largest in Australia!

Download and view the GC Aqua Park brochure.

  • Date: Every day to Easter 2019
  • Time: 9am to 5pm
  • Location: By the swimming enclosure
  • Contact: 1300 776 925 or visit
  • Cost: From $10

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

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Find out our current hours of operation.

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