26 Sep 2016
In a sod turning ceremony with Barossa Valley Mayor Bob Sloane, Adelaide based Discovery Parks has today announced the commencement of construction on a new multi-million dollar waterpark at its Barossa Valley property aimed at creating a unique family holiday destination in the very heart of the Barossa.
The massive new waterpark, 500sqm in size will be one of the biggest caravan park waterparks in Australia and certainly one of the largest in the suite of Discovery properties. Designed with a zero depth splash pad allowing minimal opportunity for water evaporation, with water cycled back into a balance tank where is treated and reused ensuring maximum efficiency of resources, the waterpark will be a first for the Barossa Valley.
“The camping and caravan industry in Australia is going through a huge growth phase with one of the biggest sectors being in the 30 to 54 year age segment, predominantly made up of families”, said Ms Dana Ronan, Chief Marketing office for Discovery Parks. “With the development of this new waterpark we are aiming to provide an additional reason for families to include the Barossa on their holiday itinerary.”
According to Mayor Bob Sloane, the new development is a significant one for the region. “This new waterpark will help propel the Barossa Valley region into an affordable destination for families with a destination park specifically designed for young families with children aged 0-12, providing affordable and value for money family experiences – good for the local tourism sector and for our local economy”, said Mayor Sloane.
UPDATE: Construction of the waterpark is going smoothly. Get your towels, swimmers, and goggles ready - this summer will surely make a splash at Discovery Parks - Barossa Valley!