Many will have driven past Macintosh Island Park, and for those who haven’t stopped to visit, you’re missing out on a real oasis in the midst of all the glitz and glamour of Main Beach!
Having been around for many, many years, Macintosh Island Park is often overlooked by families venturing to beachside playgrounds, due to its hidden location. For those who do stop and explore Macintosh Island Park however, they’ll be greeted by big shady trees, cascading streams running through the park, pathways perfect for little ones to ride their bikes on, and many birds including the beautiful peacocks that are popular in their own right.
The childrens playground is covered in a large shade sail and has a number of slides and various climbing structures, as well as the ever popular swings. A little bridge over a bubbling brook leads those who are adventurous enough to a cave where the infamous Big Foot can be spotted!! Macintosh Island Park is also home to some great modern facilities, with toilets, BBQs and picnic shelters, as well as plenty or park benches, drinking fountains and pathways.
Accessible by car on the Gold Coast Highway side of the park, or by foot over the footbridge from Main Beach, this shady oasis is the perfect place to visit alongside a trip to the beach. There are no cafes nearby, so you’ll need to pack your snacks and drinks – it can also have a lot of mosquitos after extended periods of rainfall, so bring the aeroguard!
Need to know:
- Address: Gold Coast Highway, Main Beach (or access via pedestrian bridge, Main Beach Parade, Main Beach)
- Facilities: toilets, BBQs, drinking fountain, wheelchair accessible, on-site free parking
- Further information: https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/mobile/thegoldcoast/macintosh-island-park-27360.html