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If you haven't yet ventured to Wet 'N' Wild Sydney water park, then you are missing out on a lot of excitement and fun.
Located at Prospect, the park is spacious with plenty of room to move around and offers excellent facilities including cafes, ice cream trolleys, kiosks and showers, change rooms & toilets as well as lounge chairs and shady areas with seating and tables.
Admittedly on hot summer days, the park can get busy and you may have to wait a while to have your turn on some of the slides, but the good news is that if you want to bypass the queues, you can pay an additional $20 from the In-Park sales store, giving you the opportunity to access the Fast Pass queue on each tower once throughout the day.
No matter how old you or your kids are and how much thrill you can handle, there is something for everyone.
For the thrill seekers you will find several slides including 360 Rush, Aqua Tube, Bombora, Double Bowlseye, H2Go Racers, Half Pipe, Riptide, T5, Tantrum, The Breakers, The Curler, Tropical Cyclone and Typhoon.
Those wanting to learn how to catch a wave or show off their skills, The Surf Deck offers an awesome experience. Similar to Wet 'N' Wild Gold Coast's FlowRider, The Surf Deck provides continuous waves in variable shapes and sizes – from 1-4 feet for beginners to 10 feet plus waves for the professionals.
The Surf Deck lets you experience what it feels like to stand up or body board and there are more than 20 wave variations including a giant ocean barrel.
The main difference between the FlowRider and Surf Deck is that you enter the latter from the bottom. The Surf Deck also seems steeper and may take a bit longer to master.
Each session runs for 40 minutes and the staff give you as much or as little help as you need. If you are a beginner, they explain how it works, hold your hand and your board during your initial attempts and then work with you to ensure you get the most out of the attraction.
The cost per session is $25, however discounts are available for Gold Season Pass Holders.
It is a good idea to book ahead, as spots are limited. You can book online or directly from the staff at The Surf Deck tent.
Whilst spending a day at the theme park can set you back a few dollars, it is definitely worth visiting. Get there early to ensure you get a shady spot and secure a locker. If you want to save money, book for a twilight admission, which allows for entry after 3pm. The park is open until 10pm during the summer season.
As Wet 'n' Wild is a season park, check out their opening days and hours to avoid disappointment.