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!
- Aquatopia Water Park, Prairiewood
- Cables Aqua Park, Penrith
- Central Coast Aqua Park and Waterslides, Gosford
- Darling Harbour Water Playground
- Jungle Float, Clontarf & Balmoral
- Manly Surf ‘N’ Slide
- Raging Waters, Prospect
- Waterworld Central, Moore Park
1. Raging Waters, Prospect
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: ragingwaterssydney.com.au
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: junglefloat.com.au
3. Manly Surf ‘N’ Slide
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: manlysurfnslide.com.au
4. Central Coast Aqua Park and Waterslides, Gosford
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.
- 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: ccaquapark.com.au
5. Waterworld Central, Moore Park
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: waterworldcentral.com.au
6. Darling Harbour Water Playground
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: darlingharbour.com
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: cableswakepark.com.au
8. Aquatopia Water Park, Prairiewood
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