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Published August 21st 2012
Exciting regardless of whether you are 3 or 103
Located only 1.5 hours drive south of Sydney and 20 minutes south of Wollongong, Jamberoo Action Park is a lot of fun no matter whether you are 3 or 103.
The park is New South Wales' biggest theme park and is open between September – end of April from 10am to 5pm 7 days a week and features spectacular slides, rides and places to relax including:
The cost is $41 for adults and $33 for children 4-12 years. Kids under 3 are free. Discounts are offered to Australian Defence Force, Police Force, Ambulance Service and NSW Fire Brigade staff. You can also hire shelters and huts, some with their own coin operated BBQs.
Lockers are available in 6 different locations throughout the park. Prices range from $8 for small lockers to $14 for extra large lockers and you can access them as many times as you wish throughout the day.
Don't despair if you've forgotten a towel or sunscreen. The park has two great shops – The Surf Shack which stocks swimwear, surf gear, thongs, towels and hats and also Souvenir Shop, which is located near the entrance and stocks camera accessories, toiletries, sunscreens, goggles, floaties and a range of Jamberoo merchandise.
Tickets can be purchased at the park, online at their website or from Southern Gateway Centre at Wollongong or Kiama Visitor Centre.
Jamberoo Action Park also offers birthday parties for children aged 4-12 years. The party package includes a full day at Jamberoo, party lunch, birthday cake, reserve area on the Loft Terrace, decorated tables and paper and crayons. You can print your child's birthday party invitation from the website.
The best way to get to the park is by car, however, you can also catch a bus from Kiama Railway Station. For more details contact Kiama Coachlines on 02 4232 3466.
If you would like to stay overnight, many local hotels offer great deals on entry to the park. Check out Belmore All Suite Hotel, Best Western Wollongong, Best Western City Sands, Chifley Hotel or Novotel at Wollongong. These are approximately 20-30 minutes from the park. Alternatively stay at Banksia Park Cottages, Discovery Holiday Parks Gerroa, Kendalls on the Beach, Terralong Terrace Apartments Kiama or The Sebel Harbourside Kiama – 5-10 minutes from the park
Jamberoo Action Park is expanding, with the development of Kangaroo Island. First stage of this exciting expansion will include an interactive water play area that will be the largest ever built in Australia.