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Cascade Gardens is one of the Gold Coast's favourite family picnic and barbecue spots. There are several options for your get together, with many barbecue and undercover picnic shelters. The riverside location gives the park a relaxed feel. Cascade Gardens is a peaceful sanctuary set back from the Gold Coast Highway. The huge playground will keep the kids entertained for hours! There is even a Liberty Swing, designed for children in wheelchairs to experience the fun of a swing.
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Cascade Gardens features serene rainforest walks, traces of aboriginal culture and an enclosed sanctuary for water birds. Many picnic areas overlook the beautiful Nerang River. There is also a state of the art amenity block.
The gardens are home to one of the nation's most significant war memorials - The Queensland Korean War Memorial. A unique feature to Cascade Gardens is the Kokoda Memorial Walk. The Kokoda Memorial has been created to help visitors appreciate the courage and determination of the men who fought on the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea during World War II. The Rotary Club of Surfers Paradise established Cascade Gardens in the 1950s and Rotary provided extensive rehabilitation, rest and recuperation services to Australian Servicemen during the Vietnam War. A memorial to these services is located adjacent to the large Rotary Wheel and Kokoda Memorial Walk at the Gardens. The walk extends from Rotary Park in the centre of Cascade Gardens south along the pathways towards the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Sections of the walk pass through tropical rainforest reminiscent of the fetid jungles in which fierce battles were fought on the Kokoda Track.
The park also features a DDA compliant accessible toilet design specifically for those with disabilities and special needs. For more information on parks with accessible features visit our Parks information for people with a disability page.
The Gardens are open 6am to 6pm.
Weddings at Cascade Gardens
Cascade Gardens has a lovely rotunda, which is one of our most popular wedding and ceremony venues. The green leafy surrounds of the Gardens are also the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. With a purpose-built gazebo, this is another one of our most popular parks, and its central location is close to many reception venues.
- Rotary Walk provides a stunning rainforest backdrop
- Green park spaces
- River background
The gazebo provides undercover in the case of wet weather, for a small number of guests. A brand new amenities building is located in the park. There are ample parking opportunities within the park.
For more information on holding your ceremony or a social gathering at this location, visit the park bookings page.
Refer to the ceremony location map for the most suitable location for your wedding.
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- Boat ramp
- Disability toilet
- Drinking fountain
- Liberty swing
- Picnic shelter
- Picnic tables
- Walking track
- Water tap
Great park for...
- Exploring nature
- Kids - parks with playground equipment
- Launching a boat
2730 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD 4218