Our favourite Waterparks and Splash Pads

As the warmer weather is on the way we’ve got together a list of some of our favourite Water Parks – whether it’s extreme slides you’re after or a nice splash pad for little ones to have fun water play. Also what’s better is waterparks are great fun for all the family and the ideal place to burn off some of that excess energy.



Wet N Wild 

Australia’s largest and most extreme Water Park for true thrill seekers. If you’re not on the Gold Coast, there’s also a Wet N Wild in Sydney.

Paradise Resort Gold Coast

Although you need to be a guest at the resort we couldn’t go past their great waterpark. They have been awarded The Best Family Resort 4 stars and under in Australia for the last 4 years and it’s easy to see why. The central resort area is a giant water playground, featuring a refreshing lagoon pool, large heated spa and 2 enormous Aqua Play attractions. Their large Z4K Water Park is 3 stories high on multi levels complete with a myriad of slides, water cannons, and climbing frames designed to entertain and engage the whole family in aquatic fun. Topping it all off is a giant bucket that fills with 600 litres of water before emptying every few minutes over guests below in one enormous splash! The littlies have not been forgotten either, with their own smaller version including a slippery slide, water cannons and giant tipping water bucket. There’s also a paddling area especially for them with a gently sloping beach entry.

Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre

Two waterslides plus a fun water play zone with smaller slide for the littlies, splash buckets and more to keep them entertained.

Sugarworld Water Park

Cool off with family and friends at Sugarworld Water Park! Situated in Edmonton on 17 acres of lush historical parkland shared with beautiful peacock birds, Sugarworld Water Park boasts all the modern facilities needed for a fun-filled day out. You can enjoy the many leisurely activities including waterslides, pools and an interactive aquatic play area suitable for all ages.

New South Wales

Discovery Park Pambula Beach 

Situation next to picturesque Pambula Beach this Splash Park features a slide, dump bucket, water guns and much more. If they’re not tired out after all of the whyot head down to the beach for a nice walk and swim.

Jamberoo Recreation Park 

For the older kids and adults you have all the rides and then you’re also spoilt for choice for the little ones with Billabong Beach with heated mini shallow pools and mini water slides, Outback Bay – Kiddies Cove with shallow splashing area and the Mushroom Pool with mini water slide and mushroom waterfall.

Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre

Fun splash park for all ages featuring slides, dump bucket, water guns and much more.

Ryde Aquatic Centre 

Features a surf rider, wave pool and slide for the more adventurous. There is also the Duck Pool for the little ones to splash around in.

Warringah Aquatic Centre

New outdoor splash pad which is the only pool on the Northern Beaches to have one. Perfect to cool down on hot days and splash around fun for the kids.

Tomaree Aquatic Centre 

The centre features a 50m outdoor heated pool with up to 8 swimming lanes, shaded heated program/kids pool, shaded wading pool and a spiral waterslide that you can even hire for private use.


Gumbuya World

Whether you’re taking the plunge on epic water slides, soaking in the rays with a drift along the 300 metre Lazy River, or getting deliriously drenched on Typhoon Island, Oasis Springs is bursting with fantastic fun. Relax in heated rock pools, catch the perfect wave at Surf’s Up and, to add a splash of style to your day, book your own luxury cabana!


Both the young and young-at-heart will love the Pirate’s Cove Leisure Pool. Hours can be spent exploring the many interactive features of the water playground. They also have two thrilling waterslides. The slides twist and turn as you travel in and out of GESAC at high speed, before a final, exciting splashdown.


Indoor splash park for all ages and a large waterslide for the bigger kids.


The toddler pool features water sprays, geysers and waterfalls – what could be more fun for toddlers and youngsters alike?

Aquatic adrenaline rides are in high demand for active teens, family groups and youngsters. At our new facility it’s the absolute “wow” factor at work, with a fantastic mix of interactive water activities, light and sound features and exciting water play spaces for younger children. And there is nothing more exciting at the entire complex than the Tantrum Alley waterslide – the only one in the whole of Australia! With its Pipeline partner we just know you’ll be counting down to enjoy this thrilling ride – extreme fun for everyone, whether you’re 6 or 60.

South Australia

Discovery Park Lake Bonney

For a completely different experience Lake Bonney’s water park also glows in the dark – how cool is that?


Bring the family and spend the day swimming in their heated pools, whiz down the curly slide or challenge your friends on the two racing slides. Swim laps in the 50m pool or paddle around the learners pool. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy the crazy fun of the splash pad. There are plenty of shaded areas, a café and free barbecue facilities – all in a beautiful natural environment.

Northern Territory

Situation on the Darwin waterfront is the Wave Lagoon with two swimming lagoons the Wave Lagoon and the Recreation Lagoon, locals and tourists alike can truly embrace an endless summer.

Western Australia

Kalamunda Water Park 

The facility offers guests a 50m Olympic Pool, wading pool, toddlers pool, two exciting tube slides, kiosk and manicured shaded grassed areas perfect for picnics.

Geraldton Aquarena

The Aquarena is a multi-purpose swimming facility offering a range of activities and services. Sporting an outdoor 50m, an indoor 25m lap pool, leisure pool, water slide and hydrotherapy facilities.The leisure pool is heated to 29 degrees and features a 47m Flume Slide, Lazy River, Spa Seat, Beach Entry and Water Sprays. If you don’t feel like swimming there’s an outdoor beach volleyball court.

Leschenault Leisure Centre

The centre’s Leisure Lagoon Pool features beach entry including water buckets, fire hydrant, toddler splash jets and a river ride and is heated to 32.5 degrees

New Zealand

North Island

Splash Planet

Home to thrilling slides and rides Splash Planet offers something for all. Stay dry with favourites such as Formula Fun Go Karts, Mini Golf and the nostalgic Fantasyland Express or get wet and wild in the awesome water theme park with the Master Blaster and the most extreme ride of all the Sky Castle Screamer. For the little ones they have Toddler Island which two small slides and a tipping bucket.

Lido Aquatic Centre

There’s lots of fun to be had at this award winning centre with 2 Indoor Hydroslides, 2 New Outdoor Slides (SupeBowl and Speedslide) and an Outdoor Aquaplay area. What’s more they have a Wave Rave Kids Disco every Friday night for kids aged 8-15.

H20 Xtream

Visit H²O Xtream today and experience a fun filled, action packed, aquatic day out with hydroslides, pool inflatables, beach area, wave pool and rapid river.

South Island

Hammer Thermal Pools 

This place has it all fun for the kids and relaxation in the hot pools for mum and dad. Indulge with a range of pools including relaxing rock pools, soothing sulphur pools, an array of water jets and bubbles – at a range of temperatures. Plus a luxurious day spa with a range of treatments, private pools, sauna and steam rooms. And act like a kid, with an activity pool, lap pool, lazy river, water slides and garden picnic areas.


Tekapo Springs 

Tekapo Springs offers three tiered hot pools landscaped in local greywacke rock and surrounded by the regions native alpine plants to create a natural setting. Pool temperatures range from 37 – 39 degrees Celsius.

The Kids Aqua play area offers refreshing, cooler pools range in temperatures from 28-33 degrees Celsius and are a fun alternative to the warmer pools. The 130 sq metre beach-accessed pool is great for parents to sit and relax while the kids play around the 80 sq metre aqua play area with interactive water features.

For something completely different why not try their ‘Soak in the Stars’ experience where you relax on a floating hammock in the 38 degree hot pools and feel like you’re soaking in the stars as you explore the wonder of night skies.

Make sure you let us know of your favourites as we love a good Water Park?



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