The Rockpools Water Playground – Southport

Southport Rock Pools

Southport Rock Pools

Situated on the Southport marina, as part of the Broadwater Parklands, the Rockpools Water Playground is an exciting water playground, children of all ages can enjoy. 

The Rockpools Water Playground at Southport is a lovely safe spot for toddlers and young children to enjoy the water with no water deeper than knee deep that we could find. We parked at the main entrance of Broadwater Parklands. This is located at the intersection of Nind Street and Marine Parade in Southport. This is a pay and display car park which is reasonably priced. It is free to use the Rockpools and there are lifeguards on duty. Toilets in the area are also good and large for families to change. You will need swimwear, as the kidsWhy My Husband & I Find The Term “Hands On Dad”, Offensive. Read more … » get very wet.

The “creek” at Rockpools Water Playground is shallow from start to finish and is perfect for toddlers and young children. It begins with a tree like tower being filled with water and then emptying over the children who are excitedly waiting underneath. This water then flows down the creeks twists and turns where it reaches the whirlpool at the end.  You’ll come across unusual animals and water fountains with different textures to explore. Most of which shoot out water. We went to the jumping pillow and it was so fun! The kids had a blast jumping themselves crazy!


Rockpools Water Playground is a great place to take a picnic but you can also visit Cafe Rockpool which is right next door. It had a great selection of cakes, and a breakfast and lunch menu. And don’t forget to take a stroll down to the Broadwater Pier. The Surfers Paradise city view is also nice.

The Negatives

There is limited shaded areas that get picked up pretty early on in the morning. On school holidays10 Cheap & Fun School Holiday Activities. Read more … » you may find older children splashing, running and jumping and being boisterous. Our toddlerGOMA Toddler Tuesday (Gallery Of Modern Art). Read more … » was knocked over by a 10 or 11 year old boy.

Article by Tania Bourke




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