Melbourne's Slippery Summer Time


Move over Queensland, Melbourne has come alive this summer with our very own water-based fun and activities.  It’s water slides galore, kicking off at Fed Square with the city’s longest waterslide,  racecourses transformed with inflatable pop-up ventures and theme parks overhauled.  Yep! Melbourne has officially thrown down the splash gauntlet by giving the locals a huge variety of exhilarating water adventures.  

Admittedly, they may not be as grand as Seaworld.  No, you won't see polar bears swimming gracefully underwater, climbing outcrops, fallen trees, shrubs and any other obstacle strategically placed in their way.  No Dolphins swimming and dancing in unison. Fairy Penguins are absolutely gorgeous - but we have our own colony doing their own jig down at Phillip Island and even locally at St Kilda Pier.

Wet'n'Wild I hear you scream!  Well I agree, it does earn the moniker of being one of Australia finest water parks… That theme park is amazingly fun. 

With the excitement of Melbourne’s huge splash out adventures this summer, our family has decided during the school holidays to chill out & stay local and trek Melbourne’s waterpark delights I’ll keep you posted on our adventures.  Woo Hoo!

Here's your guide to what’s on in and around Melbourne to explore and enjoy

POP UPS 
As these water activities and waterslides won't be around for as long - we're starting the run down with:

Slide The Square

Slide The Square

4 January 2017 - 15 January 2017

Providing 75 metres of slip ‘n’ slide fun, Slide The Square is here for just 12 days in January. What a way to escape the city heat! Open from 10am to 8pm with last session at 7pm. 

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Splashland

Splashland

Splashland is the inflatable waterslide park for kids, coming to Melbourne this summer school holidays. With 7,000m2 of slippery summertime fun for kids, Splashland will be sliding into Mornington Racecourse from 27 December 2016 – 8 January 2017, and then slipping over to Caulfield Racecourse from 12 – 24 January 2017.

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Adventure Park

Adventure Park

This is Victoria’s biggest theme park, and located just 1 hour from Melbourne in Geelong, and boasts 20 exciting rides and attractions, perfect for the whole family!

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Funfields

Funfields

With 20 Rides & Attractions, this family Water Park & Theme park has a host of quality attractions featuring a great mix of both wet and dry rides to guarantee a truly fun day of outdoor family fun.  Located in Whittlesea, 40kms from Melbourne. 

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20 Dec 2016


By Barb Kais
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