Madison Nelson and Brooke Nelson cooled down with cousins Shae Nelson and Kaidence Nelson at the Rock Pool Water Park.
Madison Nelson and Brooke Nelson cooled down with cousins Shae Nelson and Kaidence Nelson at the Rock Pool Water Park. Sharyn O'Neill

Keeping cool as region swelters

YOU think yesterday's scorcher was hot for you; imagine how Madison and Brooke Nelson felt.

The two girls from New Zealand are in Rockhampton visiting relatives for the holidays, and have been enjoying trips to many of the region's attractions including the Botanic Gardens.

But with yesterday's temperature going past 35, the girls had no choice but to head away from the hot spots in search of somewhere to cool off.

Accompanied by their father, Grant, the girls found the perfect cool-down solution at the Rock Pool Water Park.

"The girls have had a bit of a tough time getting used to the weather here - it's normally like 15 degrees now where they are from," Grant said.

"It was great for us to be able to cool down at the pool."

Yesterday's temperatures also saw families making special trips to the beach as well visits to air-conditioned venues such as the cinemas and Fun Zone.



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