Are you looking for somewhere to try out that new scooter, skateboard or blades that you got for Christmas? Maybe you just need something fun to do with the kids over the holidays?
We’ve rounded up a list of some awesome skate parks that you should add to your ‘must do’ list this summer.
Hervey Bay Skate Park
This small but popular park is a great place for both beginners and more experienced skaters. The small section has a range of obstacles under a foot tall, so you can perfect those new tricks or get your confidence up before taking on the larger bowls, rails and blocks. This park has a little bit of something for everyone and is close to a range of shops and take away restaurants for when you need to re-fuel.
Location: Main Street, Pialba
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Cairns Skate Plaza
This epic Skate Plaza is spread across more than 2,000m2 making it one of the biggest in Australia. There are a range of features to challenge even experienced skaters including a clover bowl, big bowl and vert wall, along with ledges, stairs and rails to try your grinds on. The park has night lighting and there are plenty of shaded areas nearby to chill out and take a breather.
Location: Esplanade, Cairns
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Nambucca Heads Skate Park
This park was in the news a bit over recent years due to debate over the fence surrounding the park. But with the removal of the fence it is quickly becoming a popular skate spot once again with locals and visitors. The park incorporates open bowls with a small plaza section, bank and ledges making it a small but fun place to get your skating fix while in the area.
Location: Meadow Crescent, Nambucca Heads
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Bonny Hills Skate Park
This skate park, adjacent to the Community Hall Reserve, is a classic old school cement park with something for all experience levels. The original skate park incorporates bowl, quarter pipe and a box ideal for perfecting those grinds. The park was extended to add a huge fun box, hips and a range of additional obstacles, to entertain all levels of experience.
Location: Ocean Drive, Bonny Hills
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Cessnock PCYC Indoor Skate Park
This indoor skate park is a perfect all weather option, and while you will need to pay a fee to skate here, it offers a great range of challenges including a wooden bowl and a range of street obstacles and mini ramp sections.
Location: 1B Short Street, Cessnock
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Swansea Skate Park
The Swansea Skate Park is one of the most popular in the area and a fun park for beginner and experienced skaters. A large open bowl at one end flows into a range of street obstacles including banks of varying difficulty, along with rails, stairs and ledges to try out your full range of tricks.
Location: Channel Street, Swansea
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Bermagui Skate Park
This park is a nice chilled out spot to try some tricks in the small bowl or navigate the hips and corners of the bowled street area. The skate park is located in Dickson Park making it a great spot for a day out.
Location: Lamont Street, Bermagui
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Penrith Skate Park
This decent sized skate park is located within the Jamison Park Sporting Complex and offers a great range of obstacles for different experience levels. There is a nice smooth bowl section along with a curved rail and plenty of handrails if you are wanting to test your technical skills.
Location: York Road, South Penrith
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