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Splash into Park and Cool Down as the Weather Heats Up

22 Nov 2019

Living on an island surrounded by water it’s no wonder the Australian summer is all about aquatic fun with beach and pool hangs being at the top of everyone’s summer activity list. How good does it feel to run through the sprinklers or jump into a cool, crisp pool in the middle of a hot afternoon?! 

Our holiday parks have some impressive waterparks and pools for you to splash around in and we’ve put together a few options for you to explore. So, grab your goggles, slop on the sunscreen, pull on the rashie and make sure you dive into these locations for some water fun. But, perhaps just wait 30 minutes if you’ve had a big lunch in the Camp Kitchen. 

For a full list of Discovery Parks with waterpark and pool facilities click here.   

DID YOU KNOW? You can visit our waterparks for the day – or even throw a party in our parks? Our day passes are affordable and allow you along with your family & friends to visit for the day while enjoying all our park facilities. Get in touch with the parks to find out pricing and to buy passes.


Discovery Parks – Lake Bonney

Not only is this park perfectly positioned on Barmera’s magnificent Lake Bonney where you can indulge in a huge range of water sports in the freshwater lake, it also has a waterpark! The Splash Zone has been designed to fit into its regional surroundings reflecting the beauty of the Murray River and the local citrus growers. With slides, spray zone and tipping buckets we guarantee it’s not a lemon.

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Discovery Parks – Barossa

Yep, this park certainly has a stunning waterpark with a vineyard feel and celebrity following (the Hemsworth’s have visited) but, it also has an impressive lagoon pool. This resort-style pool is heated and is host to the annual Discovery Barossa Cup Family Sailing Race every Easter long weekend. Get involved in the nautical festivities and build your boat to set sail on the unchartered waters of our swimming pool. Will your boat sink or swim? Who cares as we know you’ll be having a ball!

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Discovery Parks - Rockhampton

Already featuring an idyllic pool set amongst tropical palms, the waterpark is just another reason to visit this summer all-year round location. Our waterpark at Rocky has been designed to ensure all kids (even the adult ones!) have a great time - older kids will spend hours going up and down on the three slides while the teeny tiny ones will be safe to splash around in a separate toddler area.

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Discovery Parks - Townsville

Townsville has the most impressive sunsets but, don’t take our word for it, the image below says it all - you’ll be hanging by this resort-style pool from sunrise to sunset. The kids will launch into the crystal water from the little tunnel waterslide over and over while you relax on the sidelines catching up with some holiday reading under the shades of the palm trees.

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Discovery Parks - Byron Bay

Home to Wategos Beach, the Hemsworth’s and a 3m high waterslide! Our pirate ship themed water park will make you want to pack your duffle and heave ho to this idyllic location. Let the scallywags run amok and fight off the spray zone octopus until, thar she blows, and the tipping bucket dumps a booty of water all over them. It’s mutiny on the DHP Byron Bay. Blimey!

Byron Bay Waterpark

Discovery Parks - Pambula Beach

With an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, the kids will be wearing their bathers like a summer uniform for your entire stay at Pambula Beach. Keep an eye on them from the comfort of a banana lounge or relaxing in the spa. Pambula   indoor and outdoor pools



Discovery Parks - Echuca

Our waterpark has added a new paddle steamer to this charming riverside town in the form of a waterpark. With tipping bucket, multiple spray zones, slides and a separate toddler splash zone, get ready to jump on board!

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Discovery Parks – Geelong

While it’s great to take a cooling dip at the height of summer, our brand-new pool in Geelong can be used all year round - it's indoors AND it’s heated. It's also HUGE so there's plenty of room for pool games. The park is just an hour from Melbourne, so an easy road trip to come for a long weekend. Stay to see what all the fuss is about.

Geelong indoor pool



Discovery Parks – Bunbury Foreshore

Another highly anticipated opening… a brand-new splash park adjacent to Bunbury Foreshore is due for completion by mid-2020. The partnership between Discovery Holiday Parks and the City of Bunbury will include over 40 water features with a giant tipping bucket and spray zones galore. In the meantime, you can cool down at our park’s swimming pool with a lovely poolside café.

Bubnury foreshore waterpark artist renditionDiscovery– Rottnest Island

Say “cheers” to the island lifestyle and resort pool with food and beverage service. Watch the kids splash around while you indulge in a signature cocktail (or two!) served straight to your banana lounge from Pinky’s Beach Club.

Rottnest pool

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