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Melbourne's Best Waterslides

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by Charelle (subscribe)
Freelance writer, science student and incurable smart aleck.
Published January 7th 2013
One of life's big questions, answered
It's official. Summer is here and its getting increasingly harder to walk upon the surface of the planet. With our recent slew of forty degree plus days, I thought it only fitting we address the elephant in the room. It's about time we decided once and for all, 'Where are the best waterslides in my area?'


Oak Park Aquatic Centre

Image from the OPAC Website

The waterslide of my childhood, so big I could even see it from my house kilometres away! Open on busy days when the mercury hits 28 or above, this waterslide is a must try if you're in the area. Other than the killer waterslide, the centre also has a toddler play pool for the kiddies and a 50 metre lap pool for those who go to the pool to keep fit (I'm sure they're out there. No judgement.)

Address: Corner of Main Street and Pascoe Vale Road,
Oak Park
Phone: 9304 5600
Opening hours:

It is a seasonal pool, meaning its only opened from the beginning of November to the end of March. Opening hours also depend on whether it is school holidays or not. For instance

During school term:

Monday to Friday: 6am - 11am AND 3-6pm
Weekends: 9am -6pm.

Everyday: 6am-6pm for the pool, 9am - 6pm for the waterslide and toddler pools.

Adult: $4.50
Concession: $3.40
Kids: $2.90
Family pass (two adults and up to three kids) $11.80

Single ride: $2
Three rides: $4
Day Pass: $10

Oak Park Aquatic Centre Website


Knox Leisureworks

Image from Know Leisureworks Facebook Page

An incredible place, especially if you have kids. This aquatic centre operates its eighty metre waterslide all year round. They've also got four indoor pools, an outdoor pool and a comprehensive toddler section (including a mini waterslide for them too).

Address: 42 Tormore Road, Boronia
Phone: 9762 3133

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday:5:30am-9:30pm
Sunday: 8am-6pm

Monday to Friday: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am – 11.30am and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Throughout School Holidays: 2.00pm - 5:00pm

Adult: $6.20
Concession: $4.80
Kids: $4.40
Family (two adults and all children listen on Medicare card) $15.70

Single Ride $1.00
Six rides: $5.70
Splashdown entry gets kids unlimited rides on the waterslide and giant inflatable: $8.00



Pines Forest Swim Centre

Image from Frankston City Council website

An incredible outdoor aquatic facility that is a MUST if you have children Consisting of a heated outdoor pool, toddler pool and of course, la pièce de résistance, a giant waterslide!

Address: Cnr Lehmann Crescent and Forest Drive, Frankston North
Phone: 8773 9630

Opening hours:
Again, this pool is seasonal, running from the beginning of Nov through the end of March.

Monday to Friday: 6:00am until 7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am until 6:00pm

Adult: $4.80
Concession: $3.40
Children: $3.40
Family (Two Adults, two kids, or one adult and three kids) $13.00

1 Slide: $ 1.00
3 Slides: $ 2.50
8 Slides: $ 5.00



Alright, I am going to have to admit that finding amazing waterslides in the West was difficult. There are a great number of aquatic centres in the Western suburbs, but none that I found that had a waterslide on the scale of the others. So it is with a heavy heart I am going to have to cheat out and add:

Adventure Park Geelong

One of the many rides available. Image from Adventure Park Website

This is THE place to be when the weather is hot. It is Victoria's first water based theme park. It has an array of amazing water related activities, not just a waterslide (but that is a killer slide, if I do say so myself.) Head on down if you're up for a day of cooling off and having some serious fun. It is approximately a 1 hour drive from Melbourne (considerably less if you're already out in the West.)

Address: 1249 Bellarine Hwy
Wallington, Geelong
Opening hours:
Check website as opening hours vary

Adults or kids over 120cms: $38.00
Children under 1.2m: $28.00
Kids under 90 cms: FREE
Seniors: $25.00


I'd also like to give an honorary mention to:

Noble Park Aquatic Centre

Image from NPAC Facebook page

Noble Park Aquatic Centre boasts Melbourne's biggest waterslide - if that is not enough to get you excited, I'm not sure what is. Open everyday that temperature exceeds 26 degrees, the centre also offers four heated outdoor pools, a toddler pool for the little ones and free BBQ facilities.

Address: 9 Memorial Drive Noble Park
Phone: 03 9546 7955
Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday: 5:30am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 6pm


Swim Entry for adult: $5.80
Concession: $4.60
Kids: $4.60

Single Ride: $2.00
5 Ride pass: $8.00

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Your Comment
I love adventure park. Nice article for this summer.
by Ms. Samantha (score: 2|362) 2696 days ago
How could you not mention Watermark in greensborough? Brand new center, largest indoor water slide in the Southern Hemisphere, huge pools and even a drop bucket. Bit of an oversight for your article.
by laura (score: 0|3) 2693 days ago
You forgot about Greensborough aquatic centre. Excellent water slides
by pjcoi (score: 0|3) 2692 days ago
The writer forgot the 2 biggest waterslides in Melbourne. One at Grensborough's Watermarc and the other in East Bentleigh the Glen Eira Aquatic Park
by peter (score: 0|3) 2691 days ago
Funfields? Typhoon, Blackout, WIpeout etc.

Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation centre? (Its only new but one of their slides, Constrictor, is first of it's kind in Victoria and the other, AquaSphere, is the first of its kind IN THE WORLD!!!!
by patri (score: 0|2) 2037 days ago
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