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Macintosh Island Park

Those looking for a little slice of greenery and a small oasis of peace and quiet from the busyness of Surfers Paradise can head to Macintosh Island Park.
3-18 years old

Highlights

Great little oasis in Surfers Paradise
Kids playground, small beach, BBQ facilities
Plenty of shade to go around
Easily accessible from via main highway

What you need to know

Those looking for a little slice of greenery and a small oasis of peace and quiet from the eternal busyness of Surfers Paradise can head along the Gold Coast highway to Macintosh Island Park - an excellent spot for a family picnic in Surfers Paradise with plenty of grassed areas and facilities to go around. The park is easily accessible from the main road and offers abundant shade for escaping the heat on hot days, with a number of little touches that help make it an enjoyable spot to relax. There's a waterfall that adds an additional layer of tranquility, well-equipped kids playgrounds complete with slides, climbing equipment, swings and more, and gas barbecues available for free public use; everything you'll need to spend several hours is here, and it's entirely free.

Macintosh Island Park also has plenty of birdlife such as peacocks and geese which can be both spotted and whose calls add a nice dose of nature to the proceedings, while there's even a small sanded beach on the water's edge. While it's not patrolled, the waters are flat enough to serve as a great little swimming spot that even younger children can enjoy. Add in toilet blocks at each end, and you've got an easy to recommend option for escaping from the main tourist areas of the Gold Coast's glitter strip.

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NOTE

  • Puppet theatre held for kids during school holidays
  • Be sure to keep an eye on kids at the beach as it is not patrolled

Macintosh Island Park

Gold Coast, Macintosh Island Park, Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 4217, Australia
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