In the southeast Australian capital of Melbourne, not only will you find galleries, museums, and markets, but you will find some of the best water parks there is! Visiting these water parks is guaranteed fun for kids of all ages, school holidays or not.
We have compiled a list of all of the waterparks near Melbourne, with something available to suit all budgets and adventure levels.
Keep reading to see a list of the best water parks Melbourne has to offer!
Free water parks open to the public in Melbourne
We promised to deliver a list that is suitable to all budgets, and below you will find waterparks that all have free entry! Pack your own picnic lunch, and you have a budget friendly family day out.
1. Community Bank Adventure Playground, Hadfield Park
This water park in Wallen is incredible, and the best part – free! Boasting of an incredible playground, skatepark, picnic areas and the best of all, a splash park.
This splash park consists of a water play area with water jets, splash play with pumps and water channels, a water tunnel, an aqua drop bucket and a seating area that has water jets. Once you’ve had lots of fun cooling down in the splash park, you can then head into the playground area while you dry off and play in the treehouse tower, go down a number of different slides, swing on the flying fox, play in the cubbies or spin in the carousel. Parents, you will love the number of barbeque areas and the accessible change room facilties.
Check out Community Bank Adventure Playground here
2. Riverwalk Water Play Park
Located in Weribee is Riverwalk Water Play Park, a beautiful wet play area for the kids to have a blast! Amongst this beautiful scenery you will find a water park that has all the features – fountains, jets and water walls. This park also has a wonderful playground, barbecue and picnic facilities, a wetland and a tennis and basketball court. Truly something for everyone!
Find more about Riverwalk Water Play Park here
3. Crocodile Park Playground, Point Cook
More than just an amazing playground, Crocodile Park offers a fantastic water play area that hosts many water features, slides, climbing areas and wading pools. This park also offers undercover tables, toilets and plenty of space for the kids to play, wet and dry!
Check out Crocodile Park Playground here
4. Booran Reserve
Glen Eira’s award winning park has something for everyone. From bbq areas, toilet facilities, to walking paths, basketball and netball areas, a playground and a water play area. This water play area has a splash pad and rogue water jets that spray in all kinds of directions and patterns. The amount of play opportunities at this park make it a must visit.
See Booran Reserve here
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5. Seville Water Play Park
Whilst a little further out from the city, Seville Water Play Park is a great spot if you are looking for somewhere that the kids can have water play amongst lots of a number of different water features. The water jets are activated from September to April. After a play amongst the water, the park has a playground and a large open area for the kids to run and dry off.
See Seville Water Play Park here
Water parks open to guests at holiday parks in Melbourne
If you are seeking accommodation with access to a water park, see some locations below!
6. Big 4 Melbourne Holiday Park
Big 4 is a perfect place to holiday and play! With lots of accommodation options available, you can choose to book a cabin, a cottage, or a villa, for a home away from home feel. Or, perhaps you could get back to basics and book an unpowered or powered camping site, for the ultimate family adventure. Whilst visiting the park you can enjoy access to the adventure playground, an indoor playland, a gym, a movie or tv room and a recreation room. This park also has a fantastic swimma-spa and solar heated pool, providing a blank canvas of fun to be had.
Book your next holiday at Big 4 Mebourne Holiday Park here
7. Adventure Park, Geelong
Marketed as Victoria’s biggest water park, a day or stay at Adventure Park will not disappoint. You can choose to access the park for a day or have the full experience by booking accomodation at the park! With adventure rides, water slides and a variety of events, this is guaranteed to have the whole family smiling from ear to ear.
There is something for every age bracket, from the tiny tots splash zone, to the jumping jets, aqua racer, lazy river or the wild west canyon. There is water play and water parks galore! To complete your day in style, Adventure Park offer cabana and sunbed hire, allowing you to lock in a spot to relax during your visit. The park offers a variety of food options aswell to ensure you keep your energy levels up for all the water park action.
Make sure to check out the Adventure Park here
Water parks open to the public in Melbourne
In addition to the amazing free water parks, there is also further fun to be had at the below venues. The ticket prices will certainly be worth the fun it will provide!
8. Weribee Open Range Zoo
If you are after a day at the Zoo and water play in one, then look no further than Weribee Open Range Zoo. Here you will find a beach area for the kids to swim and play in the sand, and a water play area with fountains and hippo sculptures to climb!
Check to Weribee Open Range Zoo here
9. Funfields Themepark, Whittlesea
Home to some of Victoria’s biggest rides, Funfields Themepark is a one stop shop for an action packed day. If you are a thrill seeker, there is guranteed to be something for you here! With 9 storey high water slides and rides, you will be sure to have butterflies in your stomach from the adrenaline rush. If you prefer a more laid back approach, you will love bobbing around in the heated wave pool.
There are a range of water slides, appropriate to all ages and thrill-seeking levels. For water play, you can spend time Amazonia Falls or at Birdy Cover & Paddle Pool. For those wanting to stay dry, there are a number of rides and activities to suit your needs. Funfields Themepark also offers VIP huts, daybeds and table hire, and offers a variety of food stalls.
Be sure to book your day at Funfields here
10. Gumbuya World
Water, wildlife and rides are all on offer across four different worlds at Gumbuya World. For all the water-based fun, you will want to head to Oasis Springs. This is home to eight different water slides, a 300 metre lazy river and Typhoon Island, the place to get drenched. There’s heated rock pools and plenty of waves to be surfed at Surfs Up. Not only do they offer lots of water park fun, they also have the Wildlife Trail where you can meet plenty of adorable animals, plenty of rides for the big kids in Oz Adventure and lots of fun for the little ones in Outback Explorers. Truly something for everyone.
Book your day exploring all the different worlds at Gumbuya here
11. Dandedong Inflatable Water Park
If you are looking for a water obstacle course, then head to Dandedong Inflatable Water Park. On offer is a huge variety of fun inflatables guaranteed to make you laugh and smile. The main splash pool is a whopping 45ft in diameter, where you can slide onto their main slide and have a splash. For the little ones, there is a splash zone that also has a toddler oasis, with mini versions of the main slide. They also have paddle boats for the little ones to float around in. If that wasn’t enough fun, they also have a water slide that is 45ft long! The park also offers change rooms, a chill out zone, a café-bar and picnic areas.
Check out all the inflatable fun here
12. Melbourne Cable Park, Bangholme
The Cable Park is where you will find an aqua fun park, cable ropes and cable wakeboarding. The Aqua fun park is certainly a sight to see, offering opportunities to bounce, slide and splash! There is over 300m of inflatable course, with bridges, slides and trampolines! Each session starts on the hour and goes for 50 minutes, with a minimum age of 5 years old.
Lock in your session here
Where will you go?
What a hard choice! With so many amazing water parks available in Melbourne for both free and paid experiences, it sure is hard to decide where to head first. Whatever you choose, remember to load up on sunscreen, wear a hat and most importantly – have fun!
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