12 Jan 2021
We can feel the breeze already: the fan pointing directly at our faces at full blast while the kids poke us to take them to the pool. We all have a complicated relationship with summer. But you can't beat that sunshine, happiness, and extra time to spend with your family while on holidays.
It can be a challenge to entertain them all of the time, but several of our holiday parks have an added feature that'll make it a breeze and give you a chance to put your feet up.
We have 12 waterparks across the country that families love to get back to. Kids run around, cool off, make friends, and play to their hearts content.
Rediscover the best of summer with your kids at one of our parks - all with some much-needed splish-splash.
AIRLIE BEACH, QLD
Nestled in a protected amphitheatre alongside the rainforest of Conway National Park, our holiday park is the centre of all your Whitsunday adventures. With a resort-style vibe, you can laze under umbrellas all day long knowing the kids are entertained with a swimming pool, playground, bouncing pillow and waterpark. You won’t be able to drag the kids away from all the splashtacular fun but, when you’re ready to explore the region, day trips are easily booked through reception who host a Tour Booking Office offering cruises, scenic flights, ocean rafting to the enchanting white sands of the Whitsunday Islands.
Stay at Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach
BAROSSA VALLEY, SA
True to the colours of the vines and grapes, our Barossa Valley waterpark is a stunner. It has a big tipping bucket, multiple slides, splashzones, and other features that keep the kids going round and round. The destination itself is a hit with families but, don’t take our word for it, the region must have appeal if the Hemsworth’s left their beloved Byron Bay to visit. The region boasts fantastic produce, markets, wineries, dining experiences, and mini golf. Generations have long loved this South Australian destination - the waterpark is an added bonus to staying in the valley.
Stay at Discovery Parks - Barossa Valley
BYRON BAY, NSW
Sit among the paperbark trees on the balcony of your cabin, while the whipper snappers giggle their way down the 3m high waterslide. With kind weather for most of the year, a number of kids facilities, and a range of accommodation available, it's fantastic value for a young family. The kids may think the waterpark is all there is the world, but you're in Byron Bay! Go to the famous lighthouse for a goofy picture or go nuts at Macadamia Castle.
Stay at Discovery Parks - Byron Bay
COOLWATERS YEPPOON, QLD
Welcome to the Southern Great Barrier Reef! We've got peaceful beaches, a tranquil lake to kayak down, bushland to walk through, and a waterpark that leaves smiles for days. It's a biggie. Five waterslides, tipping bucket, and all the colours of the rainbow. The holiday park has a broad range of cabins and sites that can suit any family: from the budget-conscious to a home away from home.
We don't like to toot our own horn, but this place is ideal for families in central New South Wales. Discovery Parks - Dubbo is a few minutes away from the baby rhinos, but there's even much more to look forward to around here. Come for the Dubbo Zoo, stay for the splashtacular fun. Along with the waterpark, there is a bouncing pillow, playground, swimming pool, BMX track, a movie room, and a games room. We know, it's a kid's (and parent's) dream come true.
This charming riverside town is home to Australia’s largest paddle steam fleet and, the fleet has just got a little bigger with the addition of a paddle steamer themed waterpark at our holiday park. It has a tipping bucket, multiple spray zones, slides and a separate toddler splash zone. You’ll be “all aboard” in no time!
Stay at Discovery Parks - Echuca
EMERALD BEACH, NSW
What a gem of a location! Emerald Beach is a true coastal paradise with Coffs Harbour closeby, direct access to the open Emerald Beach, and the waterpark a hop, skip and splash from your cabin or caravan doorstep. When you're not taking a million photos next to the Big Banana, we guarantee you'll be watching the kids making new waterpark friends. They’ll spend hours together on the slides, being dunked by the tip bucket, and loving the sprayzones. By sunset, they'll have just enough energy for dinner before some needed shut-eye. Emerald Beach is a summer go-to.
Stay at Discovery Parks - Emerald Beach
HARRINGTON BEACH, NSW
Want to get back to the nature but still have a bed and a fridge? The Safari Tents at our Harrington park offer families the opportunity to camp, but in style (i.e. glamping). Begin your day with breakfast out on the verandah, while the kids quickly put on their togs and scramble to the waterpark. When they've finished their tenth bucket tipping, gather the troops and go for a wander to explore the Manning River area. Crowdy Bay National Park is right nextdoor with lookouts, hiking trails, and picnic spots.
LAKE BONNEY, SA
Set you watch to river-time and go enjoy South Australia’s Riverland with its unique blend of experiences. There is so much to see & do on the land (Caudo Vineyard Cellar Door, Monash Adventure Park, Waikerie Golf Club) and on the water (kayak tours, jet skiing, fishing). Our holiday park is perfectly positioned on Barmera’s magnificent Lake Bonney where you can indulge in a huge range of water sports in the freshwater lake and, 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.
Stay at Discovery Parks - Lake Bonney
MAIDENS INN MOAMA, NSW
Paddle steamers are native to this region and the PS James Maiden is the newest addition to the fleet. You’ll find this rather unique paddle steamer with splash pad, multiple slides, spray zones and tipping bucket moored permanently at our park – it’s actually our splashtacular waterpark and is one of the biggest in Australia. Aussies love a river holiday and you won’t regret at cabin or caravan accommodation stay at Maidens Inn, Moama.
PAMBULA BEACH, NSW
Pambula Beach is a hidden gem on the Sapphire Coast. Our puns are groan-worthy, but the memories made at this park bring only delight and joy that can't be faked. Generations of families stay each summer at this holiday park because it has everything you need - including a waterpark. Look one way and your kids are having a ball on the slides, look the other way and its absolute beachfront looking out over Merimbula Bay.
Stay at Discovery Parks - Pambula Beach
With 300 days of sunshine per year, you can confidently say it’s always sunny in Queensland! Keep your cool at our holiday park with an idyllic pool set amongst tropical palms and a waterpark to splash around in all-year round. The newest addition to the park, 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.
Stay at Discovery Parks - Rockhampton
All excited for summer? Book your stay at one of these parks - all you need to bring is your towel, goggles, rashie and sunscreen.
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.