Looking for the best water parks in Melbourne? These days, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to aqua play. Look no further, because we’ve been to them all! Today we share with you our top 3 choices. So make the most of the Melbourne sun and get splashing.
Tynong North, east of the city, boasts the newest water park in Melbourne: Oasis Springs inside the theme park Gumbuya World. Expect well established greenery that complements the natural surrounds – this is not a concrete jungle theme park!
What we love about Gumbuya World’s water park is the variety. There’s 8 water slides to choose from, a 300 metre Lazy River to float down in an inflatable doughnut, heated rock pools to help you embrace the Melbourne weather, a family wave pool and aqua playground. Given the number of attractions, ticket prices are great value when compared to Gold Coast theme parks.
Come for the water play, but while you’re there, take in the wildlife trail and encounter some of Australia’s unique animals and reptiles, or get into a carnival vibe with rides for all ages from gentle trains for the littlies through to the Rebel that swings you two ways at once – for thrill-seekers only!
For a central location, the newly opened URBNSURF is Australia’s first surf park, in Tullamarine, around 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD. With day and night sessions available. abilities of all ages have space to learn to surf, swim, eat and play. If you’re looking for a more chill time, relax lagoonside, hire in a private cabana or unwind in the hot tubs.
What we love about URBNSURF is the ability to cater to all ages. Absolute beginner? You can sign up for a lesson in The Bays which offers rolling waves up to 1 metre, or have a paddle as you get used to the water. Experts can catch slabbing left and right barrels in The Point. Of course, if you’re like us and are somewhere in between, there are lots of intermediate sessions where practice makes perfect. A great all-year round option if you don a wetsuit.
Adventure Park Geelong
If you’re out the west side of town, check out Adventure Park. Adventure Park has also offers rides and water play and is located 10 mins from the regional hub of Geelong. Offering seven water rides, pedal boats and splash zones and water play areas for younger people, there’s plenty of space to explore.
What we love about Adventure Park is that you can bring your own picnic or food, which is useful for fussy mouths or if you’re planning on spending all day there. (Please note the BBQs are unavailable at this stage due to COVID-19 restrictions).
Now you know the best water parks in Melbourne, what are you waiting for? There’s plenty Australian summer left! Whether you’re out with friends, have the family in tow or are taking a cheeky day for yourself, get your bathers and sunscreen and try them all.