Cascade Gardens

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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.

The gardens are open from 6am to 6pm. There are over 50 parking bays, plus 5 disabled parking spaces located within the park.

Download Cascade Gardens map(PDF, 416KB)

Things to do and see

View all the upcoming events and activations on our events calendar.

What's on at Cascade Gardens

Note: Dogs must be walked on leash unless otherwise signed and are totally prohibited in all children's playground areas.

Cascade Gardens features serene rainforest walks, with traces of aboriginal culture. Many picnic areas overlook the beautiful Nerang River. There is also a state-of-the-art amenity block.

The Rotary Club of Surfers Paradise established Cascade Gardens in the 1950s.

A unique feature of Cascade Gardens is the Kokoda Memorial Walk. Rotary is well known for providing extensive rehabilitation, rest and recuperation services to Australian Servicemen. The Rotary Kokoda Memorial Wall was 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. Find out more about this walk and the memorial wall.

The gardens are also home to the Queensland Korean War Memorial.

Cascade Gardens 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 Accessible parks page.

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.

Photo opportunities

  • Rotary Walk provides a stunning rainforest backdrop
  • Green park spaces
  • River background

Other features

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 at this location, visit our Park weddings page.

Refer to the ceremony location map(PDF, 1MB) for the most suitable location for your wedding.

To find out how to book a park for other private social gatherings, such as a birthday party, see Social gatherings & private functions in parks.


Cascade Gardens, 2690 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach 4218  
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