Best Sydney Aqua Parks and waterslides for summer fun

Sydney aqua parks and waterslides
Sydney aqua parks and waterslides are a perfect summer plan for hours of splash-tastic fun

Sydney aqua parks and waterslides provide a cool adventure in the summer heat! From snaking down waterslides, to bouncing on inflatables, kids can spends hours splashing to their heart’s content. Check out some of these awesome Aqua Parks around Sydney!

1. Raging Waters, Prospect

Ragng Waters

Raging Waters lives up to its name with twisting waterslides and new water challenges!

Season starts Saturday 18 December 2021! Sydney’s largest combination of aqua parks and waterslides is now Raging Waters Sydney. Formerly known as Wet’n’Wild Sydney, a beloved Australian summer destination, is undergoing major enhancements including a new name. As Sydney’s biggest waterpark it has something for everyone, offering 30 rides, slides and attractions. Challenge your family and friends on the H2Go Racers, experience the thrills on the 360 Rush, chill out by the beach or slide the brand new – Whirlwind.

  • Where: 427 Reservoir Road, Prospect (approx. 30 mins drive from Gordon)
  • Opening hours: 10am to 8pm, Saturday, Sunday & school holidays
  • Cost: Day ticket (ages 3+) $49.99, Junior Day Ticket (under 110cm) $44.99 + Twilight Ticket (coming soon). Kids under 3 free.
  • Website:

2. Jungle Float, Balmoral Beach & Clontarf Beach

Jungle Float is a great way to keep kids – and adults – entertained these school holidays. There’s a giant tunnel water slide, a trampoline, and plenty more fun. You can rent the whole thing out for birthday parties, and have fun relaxing on the beach while the kids play. You can also book a group into one of their 1 hour-long sessions and share the boat with other groups.

  • Where: Balmoral Beach & Clontarf Beach
  • Opening hours: 10am – 5pm
  • Cost: single tickets from $20 per hour, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, plus School Holidays
  • Website:

3. Manly Surf ‘N’ Slide

Manly Surf N Slide Waterslides

The Manly Surf ‘N’ Slide has four chuts that deliver you to a splashing pool (on your sliding mat)

Now open! Manly Surf’N’Slide is a dream water destination for kids – non-stop, fast and furious fun. An iconic outdoor water playground with three great slides, heated water and a coffee shop on site, its located right on the harbour at Manly. Kids can keep active and slide away, while parents can join in or watch from the spectator deck. Get planning now for the ultimate birthday party, school gathering, private function or a fun day out with family and friends. No need to book for parties less than 10, just turn up.

  • Where: Manly Waterworks site (corner of West Esplanade and Commonwealth Parade, Manly)
  • Opening hours: 10am to 5pm
  • Cost: $20 for one hour or $30 for two hours, Family (4 people) $70 for one hour or $100 for two hours.
  • Website:

4. Central Coast Aqua Park and Waterslides, Gosford

A sydney Sydney aqua parks and waterslide park, Central Coast Water Park

The life aquatic at Central Coast Aqua Park, with an inflatable course for kids to try out

Season starts Saturday 4 December 2021. Climb aboard the Central Coast’s most exhilarating inflatable attraction at Central Coast Aqua Park! Perfect for all ages over 5 years, the fun-filled water park will take you on a non-stop adventure through the Gosford waterfront.

A short 3o-minute drive from Wahroonga, Central Coast Aqua Park isn’t just big on thrills, and are committed to providing a safe and unforgettable water park experience for the whole family. Professional lifeguards patrol the park throughout all operating hours.
  • Address: Adjacent to Gosford Olympic Pool, Brisbane Water, 42 Masons Parade, Gosford
  • Opening hours: 10am – 6pm
  • Cost: Single sessions from $25, all-day pass $65. Buy tickets online. 
  • Website:

5. Waterworld Central, Moore Park

Waterworld Central

Waterworld Central is a splash-tastic water playground with loads of jumping platforms

Season starts Tuesday 28 December 2021. The waterplay park at Waterworld Central is a colourful wonderland of fun in the sun! Waterworld Central was one of Australia’s first mobile parks, and a popular Sydney aqua park and waterslide destination! There are giant inflatable slides and pools to splash around in, in three locations Doyalson, Liverpool and Newcastle.

  • Address: The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park and Doyalson
  • Opening hours: 10am – 4pm
  • Cost: Two hours from $25.
  • Website:

6. Darling Harbour Water Playground

Darling Harbour Water Playground

Darling Harbour Water Playground is a free water play experience with cheap weekend parking

While not one of the huge Sydney aqua parks and waterslide destinations, the water playground at Darling Quarter’s playground is one of Australia’s best. The water play area is extensive – lots of little streams that are great for splashing, as well as some more technical waterworks play equipment. Make sure you pack swimmers and a towel (or at least a change of clothes!). Wilson Parking Darling Quarter has cheap parking at the weekend.

  • Address: Tumbalong Park, Darling Quarter, Darling Harbour
  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: Open daily
  • Website:

7. Cables Aqua Park, Penrith

Season now open! If you’re looking for something a little bit different, this park is a great option for the older kids. It consists of a bunch of inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and structures. It’s for ages 5 and up, but there is a separate wet play area for the littlies, which is free.

  • Where: 405 Jamison Road, Penrith (approx 45 mins drive from Chatswood)
  • Opening hours: 10am – 5pm
  • Cost: 50-minute session $20pp, two sessions $30pp, day pass $45pp
  • Website:

8. Aquatopia Water Park, Prairiewood

Aquatopia Water Park

Aquatopia Water Park

There is plenty of fun for everyone with 10m and 20m high giant slides, the adventures tower with 79 amazing elements to check out, a toddler pool and the Wave Rider. Make sure you check out their new measures in place for COVID-19 safety and book your trip ahead of time. They also have a new wave pool opening in November!

  • Where: Prairiewood Leisure Centre, Prairie Vale Road (approx. 40 mins drive from Pymble or Wahroonga)
  • Opening hours: Sessions from 11am to 4pm, open Saturdays, Sundays & School Holidays
  • Price: single ticket (5+ years) $20, family of four $67. Kids under 5 free.
  • Website: aquatopia-water-park

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