Australia’s best amusements have been named by TripAdvisor. And the winner will surprise you.
The top amusement parks include both waterparks and themeparks.
And the winner is… WetSide Water Park Hervey Bay Queensland.
According to TripAdvisor this family-friendly waterpark has a variety of slides and pools for kids of all ages. Entry to the park is free.
Here’s the top ten:
1. WetSide Water Park – Hervey Bay, Queensland
Wetside Water Park, on the foreshore of Hervey Bay, is family-friendly water park “with variety of slides and pools” for kids of all ages. Entry is free. Visitors pay $5 for ten rides on the waterslides and $6 for the FlipSide Board Rider. All other rides are free. WetSide also has a Friday and Saturday evening light show featuring a combination of music, water fountains, coloured illuminations
2. Aqua Fun Park – Twin Waters, Queensland
Aqua Fun Park is an inflatable water park situated within Novotel Twin Waters. The water park, known for its floating slides and obstacle courses, is “great fun for kids and adults alike”. Reviewers highly praised the “attentive and helpful” staff and “well-maintained” equipment. Admission costs $17 for a single session, $28 for a double session and $12 for every extra session (one session is 50-minute long)
3. Adventure World Perth Australia – Bibra Lake, Western Australia
Adventure World is Perth’s only amusement and water park with more than 25 exhilarating rides and attractions for visitors to enjoy. Nestled within beautifully landscaped botanical gardens and lawns, the “neat and well cared for” park includes a Hawaiian resort themed Kahuna Falls, an Aussie Wildlife experience and a Dragon’s Kingdom. Admission costs $129 for an adult and $123 for a child.
4. Aussie World – Coloundra Queensland
Aussie World is a popular amusement park among families with younger children thanks to “simple classics” such as the chair swing, log ride, pirate ship, Ferris wheel and more. Travellers especially love the “smaller crowd” and “value for money” entrance fees. Travellers can buy Aussie World Theme Park General Admission Ticket on TripAdvisor for access to access to over 30 rides and attractions. One day admission costs $40.
5. WhiteWater World – Coomera Queensland
WhiteWater World is located in Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. The 12 slide park is open all-year round and has dedicated pools for toddlers as well as “thrill rides for the adventurous”. Visitors particularly love the Green Room, the Hydrocoaster and the Wiggle Bay. Admission costs $95 for an adult and $85 per child (age 3-13)
6. Magic Mountain – Merimbula New South Wales
Magic Mountain is the Sapphire Coast’s most “highly recommended” family activity. The park is surrounded by greenery, and comes with a tree climb, barbecue and picnic facilities which adds to the family fun. Admission is free. Visitors pay per ride or they can purchase and unlimited ride pass – child (4-5) – $25, youth (6-11) – $38, adults (12+) – $45
7. Dreamworld – Coomera Queensland
Australia’s largetst themepark comes in at number 7. Dreamworld is made up of several themed lands such as Ocean Parade, DreamWorks Experience, Wiggles World, and Tiger Island. Dreamworld is also a wildlife conservation park, supporting the protection and conservation of more than 500 animals including tigers, koalas and tree kangaroos. Admission costs $95 for an adult and $85 for a child (3-13).
8. Jamberoo Action Park – Jamberoo, New South Wales
Set amongst 40 hectares of landscaped gardens and parklands, Jamberoo Action Park offers a wide range of water rides, slides and attractions offered. The park is recommended for a “great family day out” as the rides appeal to both kids and adults. Visitors especially love The Rock, Funnel Web, Taipan and the Toboggan.
9. Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World – Oxenford Queensland
One of Gold Coast’s top water parks, Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World has “plenty of selection of slides and water fun for all ages”. Visitors can sail through Mammoth Falls in a six-person tube, take a wild ride on Terror Canyon, enter the adventure playground of Buccaneer Bay and more. The water park is open all year round as pools and rides are kept heated during winter months. Travellers can purchase a Gold Coast Theme Park Pass on TripAdvisor from $119 for a 3, 7 or 14 day access to Wet ‘n’ Wild and nearby theme parks such as Movie World and Sea World. One day admission costs $74 per adult and $69 per child aged 3-13.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Gold Coast. Picture: Shutterstock.
10. Warner Bros. Movie World – Oxenford, Queensland
Visitors can get a taste of “Hollywood on the Gold Coast” at the Warner Bros. Movie World. Attractions includes favourite superheroes and stars themed rides such as Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster, Harry Potter–themed sets and a Green Lantern Coaster. Visitors can also look forward to entertaining performances from the Looney Toons crew and an action packed car stunt show. Admission costs $89 for adults and $79 for kids aged 3-9.