Make a splash at the 7 best water parks in Australia

water parks in Australia

Blue sky day with energy to burn and nothing to do? Throw on your togs and head to one of these epic water parks in Australia.


Whether you’re looking for thrilling water slides or an adventurous wakeboarding experience, these spots are sure to inspire your next exciting day out.


Wet ‘N’ Wild Gold Coast Tornado. Image: Wet ‘N’ Wild GC.


Wet ‘n’ Wild

Arguably the most well-known water park in the country, Wet ‘n’ Wild is an essential day trip for visitors to the Gold Coast during summer. Grab four mates and take on the Tornado, or get sucked into the Black Hole for a thrilling water slide experience. For slightly less adrenaline-inducing fun, head to the River Rapids or Mammoth Falls and make a splash at a more relaxed speed. Wet ‘n’ Wild is part of the Village Roadshow Theme Parks network so you can grab a multi-park pass and visit nearby Movie World.


WetSide Water Park

Located in hervey Bay on Queensland’s Fraser Coast, WetSide Water Park provides fun for all. It’s open all year round and is free to enter – you just need to hand over some cash for some of the waterslides. For younger park goers, there is a water play area to enjoy. If you get hungry, the park offers yummy snack options, like coffee or fish and chips.


GC Wake Park

Another fun water park in Queensland is GC Wake Park, located on the Gold Coast. This water sports complex offers adventurous water activities, like wakeboarding, knee boarding, and cable skiing. Passes start at $39.95, and there is also a cafe to enjoy.


Aqua Racer, Adventure World Perth. Image: Adventure World Perth.


Western Australia

Adventure World Perth

The only amusement park in Perth, Adventure World Perth offers lots of attractions to make up for it. There are 25 attractions, including water rides. The park also features the longest, steepest, and tallest funnel slide on the planet, aptly named the Kraken. Riders will experience several moments of zero gravity and will definitely earn bragging rights. Adventure World Perth is open from September to April, but keep it on your list; it’s definitely worth the wait.


Gumbuya World. Image: Gumbuya World.


Gumbuya World

Gumbuya World offers great water rides, but also much more than that. Just 50 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD with tickets starting at $35, the park is home to all kinds of attractions. One of its best water attractions is its impressive wave pool. There are also lots of food outlets if you get hungry. Gumbuya World’s water rides are available from September to April, but the rest of the park is open year round.


Families enjoying the water park at Jamberoo Action Park, Jamberoo.


New South Wales

Jamberoo Action Park

Only an hour south of Sydney, Jamberoo Action Park is sure to be a fantastic day out. Family-owned and operated, the park knows how to provide a great experience with friends and family. There are lots of attractions to explore, and its water rides are unmissable. Open from September to April, this is another park that is worth the wait.



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Northern Territory

Aqua Park

Fun for all is waiting at Aqua Park at the Darwin Waterfront. This floating water park is enjoyable yet challenging, and is the perfect safe water activity in Northern Territory. Anyone age six and up is welcome to try out the course, and it is $20 per person for one hour. Enjoy an unforgettable experience at one of the best water parks in Australia.

Looking for other adventures throughout Australia? Check out our ultimate guide to the best adventure activities around the country. 


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