With Queensland’syear round amazing weather, it’s a great idea to have a list of ‘water parks near me’ on the fridge that you can check anytime. Let’s face it, with 300 days of sunshine in Brisbane, this really is a ‘must have’ list. Water parks, resorts with water parks and water slides are always popular with kids and a great way to easily entertain them! We have found all the ones that are open to the public as well as water parks at holiday parks and resorts that you can use as guests when you stay there. These make some of the best school holiday activities you can think of.
We have incorporated water parks in Brisbane as well as those on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast Queensland, because really, those two stunning locations aren’t that far from Brisbane. Water parks Sunshine Coast and water parks Gold Coast are a great way to have a family holiday the kids will remember forever!
It’s possible that we have even discovered the best water park Gold Coast, but you’ll have to keep reading and see for yourself. However you choose to spend your holidays, make sure you are keeping cool at kid water parks across this beautiful region.
Water parks in Brisbane open to the public
Brisbane is heaven for water park lovers. Between Gold Coast water slides and inflatable water park Sunshine Coast we have covered all the best places that are perfect for a splashingly family day out. Want a free day out in Brisbane? Not a problem. Looking for a Maroochydore water park? We have you covered. Need an inflatable aqua park on the Gold Coast? Keep reading.
1. Streets Beach, South Bank
This free Brisbane water park is popular with tourists and locals alike. This man-made beach is located in the heart of this beautiful city and has a sandy beach which overlooks the river.
There are lagoons of varying depths, meaning it’s perfect for families and kids of all ages. If you can’t find a place for your towel on the beach, spread out on the grass under the shade of a tree. There are free amenities available, as well as being close by to restaurants and cafes. If you are keen to save your cash, bring your own food and use the free barbeques and picnic facilities.
The easiest way to get there is public transport, however limited street parking is available.
Find out more about Streets Beach here.
2. Ferny Grove Aqua Park
The Ferny Grove Aqua Park is popular with everyone and certainly not one to miss. It offers an interactive water play perfect for kids of younger ages. Filled with spray hoses, tipping buckets and water fountains, you’ll struggle to get the kids to leave.
Find our more on their Facebook here.
3. Settlement Cove Lagoon
Located on the Redcliffe Peninsula, this waterpark is one of the best Brisbane water parks and perfect for a day out. Bring your picnic supplies and let the whole family have fun in the lagoons and play areas. There are lifesavers on during the summer months, however it gets very busy and parking can be tricky, so come early or consider public transport.
Plan your day at Settlement Lagoon here.
4. Aqua Warrior Redcliffe – closed during winter
Aqua Warrior Redcliffe is an inflatable water park floating on the Redcliffe beach, next to Pelican Park in Clontarf. There are sessions from 9am-7pm. If you’re looking for something with a little more adrenaline than Settlement Cove Lagoon, this is the place to be.
Check out more details here.
5. Newmarket Pool
If you’re closer to the city, this is the water park you’re after. With waterslides, an indoor heated pool and an outdoor splash zone, you will never get the kids to leave Newmarket Pool. Located 15 minutes from the Brisbane CBD there’s no shortage of fun here.
Find out more at this link.
6. Chermside Aquatic Centre
The Chermside Aquatic Centre is arguably one of the best water parks in suburban Brisbane. With swimming pools, splash pools and water slides, if you’re looking for a water park, this is the one you’re after!
Find out more on their website here.
Best Water Parks on the Gold Coast
This place is heaven on a hot day – actually, kids will love this Gold Coast water park all year round. With so much to do, you will need to plan a whole day out at this aqua park Oxenford. There are so many attractions to check out during the day that you better start early.
There are double barrel waterslides, racing water slides, a giant wave pool or you can just drift down a river in a tube. Little kids will love the Wet’nWild junior structure, built specifically for the little ones with smaller water slides, a waterplay area and tipping bucket.
Find out about this aqua world Gold Coast here!
8. WhiteWater World
This water theme park Gold Coast is actually part of the Dreamworld theme park, but don’t worry, you can buy a ticket just for the water park. WhiteWater World Gold Coast has something for everyone, from racing slides, to splash pads and everything in between. Get your adrenaline pumping on the Green Room, a massive waterslide that starts 20m above the ground – not for the faint hearted!
Check out what’s on offer at this water world Gold Coast here.
9. Broadwater Parklands
Looking at Gold Coast aqua park prices and deciding your family is better suited to free water parks Gold Coast? Then head straight to this aqua fun park, Gold Coast.
Broadwater Parklands is a community parklands precinct that offers the rockpools water play area, a fun aqua splash Gold Coast day out. This gc aqua park is a sculptural water playground, with water fountains, a creek bed and rockpools to explore. Make sure you add this water park Surfers Paradise to your holiday list.
Take a look at this aqua splash Southport park here.
10. Gold Coast Aqua Park
The beauty of this water park Gold Coast Australia is that there are two locations – Southport and Oxenford. The Oxenford water park is also a wake park, meaning you can actually learn to wakeboard there. There are a number of different courses available, so check the website regularly. This water park Oxenford also has inflatable slides, runways and swings.
The Southport inflatable water park will wear the kids out during their time there. Climbing, sliding and splashing is the aim of the game at this Southport aqua splash playground. This inflatable water park Southport is also a great way to help the kids build strength and resilience while having fun!
The gc aqua park Oxenford and gc aqua park Southport offer great fun for kids aged 5 years and older who can swim. So, if you are looking for an inflatable water park Gold Coast, look no further.
Check out the aqua splash Gold Coast price, as well as taking a look at the Southport parklands water park and Oxenford park here.
11. The Big Wedgie
Conveniently located beside Broadwater Tourist Park, this water park offers 4 different slides to cover everyone in the family. The Big Wedgie waterslide has the world record for the most extreme inflatable slide where you can reach speeds of up to 45km/hr!
If that’s a little too extreme, don’t worry, this Southport aqua park has three other slides to choose from. There is free parking onsite at this aqua park Surfers Paradise, so bring your own food (or grab an ice cream there) and there is free parking onsite, so get ready for a fun day out!
Take a look at this gc aqua park Gold Coast here.
Best Water Parks on the Sunshine Coast
12. Bli Bli Watersports
Prepared to head just north of Brisbane to the beautiful Sunshine Coast? Then the Bli Bli water park Sunshine Coast is well worth the trip.
This Bli Bli waterpark really does have something for the whole family. Originally built as a wake park, this Bli Bli aqua park now offers wakeboarding, inflatable slides and runways, as well as a Barra fishing park! Kids as young as 5 years are welcome to participate at the Bli Bli inflatable water park but must be fully supervised by an adult. A great chance to start their love of water holidays at an early age!
The Bli Bli aqua fun park is only minutes from the heart of the Sunshine Coast and has free bbqs and lots of shaded areas to relax. Plus, spectators are free so bring your friends along. This water park Bli Bli really has it all.
Find out more about this incredible aqua fun park Bli Bli here and make sure you keep an eye out for the Bli Bli aqua park deals to make your holiday even more affordable.
13. Blast Aqua Park Coolum
Holidaying on the coast and looking for the kids to burn off some energy? Looking for water slides Sunshine Coast? Take them to this water park Coolum and let them run, bounce, blast and jump their way through the day. This Coolum inflatable water park is conveniently located just outside Coolum and is accessible by car or public transport.
There is a cafe onsite, or bring a picnic and sit in at a picnic table or under a shaded BBQ area. Purchase a single session for this Coolum aqua fun park or enjoy a whole day here. The choice is yours. The only other real decision to make is WHEN will you visit this aqua fun park Coolum?
Find out more about this aqua park Sunshine Coast here.
14. Tewantin Splash Park
There are some great free water parks Sunshine Coast available to holiday makers and locals alike. One of these is the Tewantin water park located on the beautiful Noosa river. This aqua fun park Sunshine Coast is perfect for younger children as it is totally fenced and has no pools of water, simply fountains that shoot into the air on a splash pad.
A fantastic free afternoon out. Take a look at this aqua splash Sunshine Coast park here.
Holiday parks with water parks on the Sunshine Coast for guests
Choosing a holiday accommodation is so much easier when you know there is entertainment for the whole family. That’s why we have done the hard work for you and found the best resorts with the best water parks.
15. Oaks Oasis, Caloundra
If you are looking for Sunshine Coast accommodation with water park, then look no further than Oaks Oasis. This Caloundra water park and resort has an epic water structure, complete with racing slides, fountains and a tipping bucket.
Parents can relax on a sun lounge and watch the kids play at Oaks Caloundra water park. Everyone is happy! The Caloundra Oaks water park is conveniently located on the Sunshine Coast, close to beaches and shopping and is a fabulous place to holiday.
Check out what’s on offer here.
Holiday parks with water parks on the Gold Coast for guests
Seaworld water park Gold Coast a long standing and iconic Queensland water park. Located at Main Beach, not only does this theme park offer incredible rides and shows, but Castaway Bay, an interactive splash zone to cool off at! Get wet shooting water cannons or simply let the little kids enjoy the splash pad with fountains and animal sculptures.
No matter when you visit, this water playground Gold Coast is a ‘must do’ on your itinerary. Check out Seaworld here.
17. Paradise Resort Gold Coast
Looking for a Gold Coast resort with water park? The Paradise Resort is the ultimate family holiday destination and will entertain the kids everyday. You may not even want to leave!
This water park resort Gold Coast offers 2 enormous water play attractions as well as a lagoon and heated spa, all located in the centre of the resort! Younger kids get their own area to have fun in with a paddling area, water cannons and slides. Both areas are heated all year round.
Read up on this splashing-ly good aqua park Gold Coast resort here.
18. BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park
What do you get when you combine an epic holiday park with a water park? A must visit destination on the Gold Coast – the big 4 Helensvale water park.
The Gold Coast Big 4 water park boasts a water park that is open to the public and will be loved by all the family. Relax while the kids entertain themselves on waterslides, a splash play area and tipping bucket. There are a total of 317m of water slides!
Take a look at the big 4 Gold Coast water park here.
19. Turtle Beach Resort
Looking for a Broadbeach water park? This is pretty close by and offers amazing family holiday fun. The splash zone will have the kids waking you up early to take them! With 4 water slides, 2 toddler slides, water cannons and a dumping bucket, they will be entertained all day. The best part is that the cafe is situated right beside the splash zone, so you can sit back with a coffee while they have fun!
Check out the Turtle Beach Resort here.
Brisbane water parks
What do you think? Have we covered all the water parks Brisbane, waterparks Gold Coast and waterparks Sunshine Coast? Keep checking back with us as there is a new water park Sunshine Coast planning to open in 2023 and you won’t want to miss it!
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