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Australia’s 15 Most Epic Water Parks (With Images)

Splashing, tubing, sliding – if anything is guaranteed to keep kids entertained for hours on end it’s a water park! And from those within hotels and holiday parks to dedicated theme parks, Australia has some awesome ones to discover

Kraken at Adventure World
Kraken at Adventure World

These are some of our favourites…

1. Wet'nWild, Gold Coast, Queensland

Water fun at WetnWild Gold Coast
Water fun at WetnWild Gold Coast

Experience Australia’s tallest water park slide tower and a huge splash zone at Wet’n’Wild on the Gold Coast! The slide tower is 27 metres tall and features three heart-racing slides — the Kaboom!, Double Barrell and Super Ripper. 

Riding Mammoth Falls at WetnWild Gold Coast
Riding Mammoth Falls at WetnWild Gold Coast

It’s surrounded by the H2Oasis splash zone, with tipping buckets, water jets and more. There’s also the AquaLoop, which releases you via a trapdoor and sends you into a vertical free fall, and the Wet’n’Wild Junior precinct designed for younger adventurers.

2. BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park, Queensland

The water park at BIG4 Gold Coast is the tallest play structure in any holiday park in the Southern Hemisphere. 

The water park at BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park
The water park at BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park

It has more than 300 metres of slides, including a multi-lane body slide, four aqua tube slides, and a smaller slide for littlies. Not to mention the tipping bucket of all tipping buckets! Parents can look on from the comfort of a poolside cabana.

3. Paradise Resort Gold Coast, Queensland

Play in the water park at Paradise Resort Gold Coast ext
Play in the water park at Paradise Resort Gold Coast ext

The award-winning Paradise Resort has kid activities galore, but in our opinion the water parks are the main attraction! The star of the show is the incredible three-level Z4K water park, which has a tipping bucket, water cannons and several slides. 

A family in the water park at Paradise Resort Gold Coast
A family in the water park at Paradise Resort Gold Coast

There’s also a large lagoon-style pool with a gently sloping beach entry, a spa full of happy kids, and another water park for little ones. 

4. BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, Airlie Beach, Queensland

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

With 13 colourful waterslides linked by bridges and stairways and a massive tipping bucket in an area the size of an Olympic swimming pool, this mega water park is nothing short of impressive! 

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort 1
Aerial view of the BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

There are also fun smaller features for toddlers in the shape of a frog and octopus, with sun loungers nearby for parents to relax while keeping an eye on their water babies.

5. BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, Kiama, NSW

Enjoying at BIG4 Easts Beach Water Park
Enjoying at BIG4 Easts Beach Water Park

Sunny’s Aquaventure Park at BIG4 Easts Beach Kiama has something for children of all ages. Think multi-level platforms with two water slides and a giant tipping bucket, an ocean-themed splash pad with fun and interactive features, and a shaded water journey for babies and toddlers. 

The pool at BIG4 Easts Beach in Kiama
The pool at BIG4 Easts Beach in Kiama

It’s set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens with a partially shaded sun lounge area for parents to relax and watch on while their offspring are having the time of their life!

6. North Star Holiday Resort, Hastings Point, NSW

The water park at North Star Holiday Resort
The water park at North Star Holiday Resort

Surrounded by tropical gardens and shaded areas, kids of all ages will adore the giant water play area at North Star Holiday Resort. Sammy’s Adventure Lagoon has 65 interactive features, including mini slides and a colourful maze of water cannons. 

The water park at North Star Holiday Resort at Hastings Point
The water park at North Star Holiday Resort at Hastings Point

There’s also a lagoon pool, wading pool and two eight-metre high tubular Super Slides that spiral through a rainbow of technicolour light features. Kids will also love the 600- litre bucket Big Dripper, which dumps a cascade of water every six minutes.

7. Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, NSW

Kids enjoying the new water park at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
Kids enjoying the new water park at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Keep the kids happy between winery visits with a stay at Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, which boasts the only splash park in the region. It’s more than two storeys high with heated water for year-round use. 

Fun times in the water park at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
Fun times in the water park at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

There’s an assortment of slides, water cannons, flumes and jets designed to entertain the whole family. The highlight is the berry bucket, which fills with 600 litres of water before emptying every few minutes in one enormous splash.

8. Sea World Gold Coast, Queensland

Battle boats at Castaway Bay at Sea World
Battle boats at Castaway Bay at Sea World

Hop aboard a shipwreck-themed vessel and battle your way around the Battle Boats track – which features more than 80 water cannons – in Castaway Bay. The fully accessible interactive splash zone The Reef has an array of water cannons, spouts and life-sized animal sculptures. 

Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast
Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast

Neighbouring Sea World Resort also has a water park, where kids can dance and sing along to their favourite SpongeBob SquarePants songs under a musical water fountain during the SpongeBob SplashBash LED light show each evening. Plus there’s an interactive sculpture themed around Dora the Explorer and friends.

9. Raging Waters Sydney, NSW

Waterslide fun at Raging Waters Sydney at Prospect
Waterslide fun at Raging Waters Sydney at Prospect

Brave some the tallest and fastest water rides in the world at this theme park near Blacktown in western Sydney. It has more than 30 slides and attractions, including a whole zone dedicated to little adventurers called Raging Waters Jnr. Don’t miss the 360Rush and the first-of-its-kind-slide Whirlwind, which takes riders on a thrilling 206-metre-long journey. And it’s got the best beach ever, with white sandy shores and no rips or sharks!

10. Whitewater World, Gold Coast, Queensland

Dreamworld’s sister park, WhiteWater World, delivers some serious splash with the help of ground-breaking technology. Like one of only two LIM-powered rocket coasters in the world and the only eight-lane Octopus Racer in existence.

The Pipeline Plunge water park at Whitewater World
The Pipeline Plunge water park at Whitewater World

Ride into the centre of a surfer’s universe on Australia’s biggest funnel of fun, The Green Room, and go head-to-head with your mates on The Little Rippers and see who will be flushed out first! Or just play in Wiggle Bay or chill out in a tube at the Cave of Waves.

11. Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort, Queensland

With water slides, fountains and interactive activities, the huge multi-level water play park at Oaks Sunshine Coast Resort will keep the youngsters entertained from dawn until dusk. 

The water park at Oaks Oasis Resort on the Sunshine Coast
The water park at Oaks Oasis Resort on the Sunshine Coast

Parents can kick back with a cool drink and watch all the ‘splashtacular’ action from their sun lounge vantage point atop the timber leisure deck, grass picnic areas and brightly coloured party tents.

12. Oasis Springs at Gumbuya World, Tynong, Victoria

The Red Belly Racer
The Red Belly Racer

Whether you’re taking the plunge on one of the eight water slides, soaking in the ambience with a drift along the 300 metre Lazy River, or getting deliriously drenched on Typhoon Island, Oasis Springs is bursting with family fun. Relax in heated rock pools, catch the perfect wave at Surf’s Up and be sure to try the state’s most impressive family wave pool. For the ultimate splash of style, book your own luxury cabana!

13. Jamberoo Action Park, NSW

Thrill-seekers visiting the Kiama region should head straight to the Velocity Falls precinct at Jamberoo Action Park, which is built into the side of a mountain. Inspired by the tentacles of a Blue-ringed Octopus with eight lanes of twisting, high-speed thrills, Octo Racer is a must for those with a competitive spirit. 

Fun times at Jamberoo Action Park
Fun times at Jamberoo Action Park

Speed demons will also love The Stinger, based on the purple jellyfish. Little ones can play in shallow pools, enjoy mini water slides and dodge jets of water from large make-believe critters like Charlie the Croc, Percy the Pelican and Freddie Frog. Right in the middle of it all, The Settlers Shack is like a big aqua cubby house.

14. Adventure World Perth, Western Australia

A family on Kraken at Adventure World
A family on Kraken at Adventure World

Perth’s only theme park has more than 25 rides and attractions to enjoy, including the giant pendulum swing ride Goliath, adrenaline pumping rollercoaster Abyss, and the longest, tallest and steepest water funnel slide on the planet, Kraken. 

Kahuna Falls at Adventure World
Kahuna Falls at Adventure World

There’s also the Hawaiian resort-themed Kahuna Falls, and an interactive aqua playground with colourful spray loops, mini bucket tips and a mushroom rain tree in the enchanting Kingdom Falls for younger kids.

15. Darwin Waterfront, Northern Territory

An aerial view of Darwin Wave Lagoon
An aerial view of Darwin Wave Lagoon

Covering an area of 4,000 square metres, the stinger and crocodile-free Darwin Wave Lagoon rolls out 10 different wave patterns, from gentle swells to waves up to 1.2 metres high, perfect for boogie boarders. There is a 20-minute break in-between each cycle. There’s also a shallow water play area for younger children, and you can swim, run, jump, flip, climb, bounce and slide your way through the four-metre-high floating inflatable obstacles at Darwin Aqua Park.

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