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Published December 21st 2014
A wave of fun has just crashed into Moonta Bay
Just when you thought Moonta Bay couldn't get any cooler as a summer holiday destination, a brand new water park hits the shoreline of the Copper Coast, Yorke Peninsula. It's time to grab your bathers, your beach towel and your friends and get down to Splash Town. Entry to the water park is free and it's open from 10am - 6pm during school holidays and weekends from December to March.
The newest water park in South Australia will be popular with the kids this summer.
Splash Town was brought to life with funding from the state government and the District Council of the Copper Coast. It's set in the perfect location amongst the Moonta Bay Caravan Park, Bay View Cafe and Seagate Cafe/Bistro Hotel. There's also Moonta Bay jetty, barbeque facilities, playground, public toilets, picnic seating, ample parking and of course Moonta's picturesque coastline. With so much to see and do here, why not make a day of it?
Moonta is a beloved holiday destination for many South Australian families, and being just over 2 hours from the CBD, it's not hard to see why. The water park is the newest attraction to the area sure to be a No.1 splash hit for people of all ages. We have no doubt that this will be the most popular spot to cool off during the summer holidays.
The Splash Bucket will be a great way to cool down while in Moonta Bay.
Move over Moonta Mines Sweet Shop, this colourful contender features five slides of varying shapes and sizes, a large splash bucket and 'raining mushrooms' sure to keep the kiddies entertained and sugar-free for hours.
Splash Town is the latest and greatest on the Copper Coast.
Parents rejoice! Remember, entry to the park is FREE and you don't have to stay at the Caravan Park to obtain entry - although if you do, that can only be a bonus. The later opening time of 10.00am should allow you get a bit of a sleep in before the hounding starts, though we take no responsibility if this doesn't stop the little tackers from trying to get in early. Our advice to everyone is to bring a hat and 'slip slop slap' as there doesn't seem to be much shade available yet. Whether this will be addressed in the future we aren't too sure.
Will overcrowding be the downside of this park, due to its size and popular location? Only time will tell - let us know how you go. We think this is going to be a very busy spot this summer, as locals and holidaymakers alike beat the heat in a very cool way.
The new water park features five slides and a huge splash bucket.
For awesome family holiday fun be sure to get out to Splash Town Water Park. What do you think will be your favourite attraction?
Images courtesy of Moonta Bay Caravan Park, Copper Coast, Yorke Peninsula Country Times and What's On Around Moonta, South Australia.
I was there a bit earlier today. Overcrowding is an understatement - it looked like Rundle Mall on Boxing Day. Hopefully it settles down once everyone has tried it a few times, and worked out what times are best to attend.
I was there yesterday, and would recommend that they put in place height restrictions. I think that the run off pool at the end of the slides are to short. I witnessed a large number of people crashing into the end of the pool with great force and speed. The small yellow slide needs some sort of splash pool for it. Currently your child slides off the slide and on to a rough rubber mat.
The toilet block is well positioned and equipped. Top marks for making this a free activity for locals and tourist alike. Well located!
Took the grandchildren and yes there was a slight line up but not that long and the children enjoyed it with no complaints about the wait.
Need more seating for parents and grandparents to sit and watch the children.
maybe some shade would help in the seat area. But it is a great place to go and for parents who are on low income free is great. Wish the Barunga West Council would put similar at Fishermans Bay for the holiday makers.
My family went there in April, it was cold, but it didn't stop them from going in the rain every day, they loved it and it was great to see how happy they were. this is really great for kids, there is an outdoor shower, but my only improvement would be an enclosed indoor shower facility so that you can then dress and keep kids warm after they are wet. Other than this - pretty awsome! Great idea and Moonta Bay is definately on my place to go back to :)