12 Jan 2021
Updated November 2023
We all have our own relationship with summer, but you can't beat sunshine, happiness, and extra time to spend with your family on holidays.
It can be a challenge to entertain the kids, but many of our parks have a feature that will make life a breeze and give parents the chance to put their feet up.
Check out this list of Discovery Park waterparks that families love coming back to. Kids can run around, cool off, make friends, and play to their heart's content.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can visit our waterparks for the day and even throw a party in our parks! Day passes are affordable and allow you, your family & friends to visit for the day. Get in touch with your park to find out how to buy a pass.
AIRLIE BEACH, QLD
Nestled in a protected amphitheatre alongside the rainforest of Conway National Park, Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach is the centre of your next Whitsunday adventure. With a resort-style vibe, you can laze under umbrellas all day long knowing the kids will be fully entertained by a swimming pool, playground, bouncing pillow and waterpark.
You might not be able to drag the kids away from all the splash-tacular fun, but once you’re ready to explore the region, day trips are bookable through reception including cruises, scenic flights and ocean rafting close to the enchanting white sands of the Whitsundays.
Known for its awesome location along the coast of Queensland, Discovery Parks – Mackay is a tropical oasis dotted just 2km from the Mackay Marina precinct and CBD. Spend your days exploring the emerald blue beaches, or cool off by the pool while the kids go wild at the splash park!
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, a tipping bucket and all the colours of the rainbow. Discovery Parks - Coolwaters Yeppoon has a broad range of cabins and sites that can suit any family.
With 300 days of sunshine per year, you can confidently say it’s always sunny in Queensland.
Keep your cool at Discovery Parks - Rockhampton with an idyllic pool set amongst tropical palms and a waterpark to splash around in all-year round. 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.
Located in the dry tropics and a short sailing trip from the koalas of Magnetic Island, Discovery Parks – Townsville | Cluden is a magnificent resort among the palms. Add our fantastic splashpark and your stay at with us will keep every member of the family busy and happy!
This charming riverside town is home to Australia’s largest paddle steam fleet, and is the inspiration behind our paddle steamer themed waterpark. Including a tipping bucket, multiple spray zones, slides and a separate toddler splash zone - you’ll be “all aboard” in no time!
BAROSSA VALLEY, SA
True to the vines and grapes of the Barossa, our Barossa Valley waterpark is a stunner.
Including a huge tipping bucket, multiple slides and splashzones, the destination itself is a hit with families. Also boasting fantastic produce, markets, wineries, dining experiences, and mini golf, generations of travellers have loved this iconic South Australian destination.
LAKE BONNEY, SA
Set your watch to river time and enjoy the South Australian Riverland's blend of unique experiences.
There is so much to see and do on land and water, Discovery Parks - Lake Bonney is perfectly positioned on Barmera’s magnificent Lake Bonney, where you can indulge in a huge range of water sports.
At the waterpark, the Splash Zone has been designed to fit its regional surroundings and reflect the beauty of the Murray River and the local citrus growers. With slides, a spray zone and tipping buckets we guarantee it’s not a lemon.
An adventure playground for the kids and every parents dream. Discovery Parks - Goolwa provides an endless amount of fun from a nature playground to a resort-style swimming pool, a basketball court, a bouncing pillow, and a waterpark that has water shooting from every angle, slides and water dumping buckets.
This will have your kids entertained for hours, while you can catch up on some much needed R&R time.
BUNBURY FORESHORE, WA
There's nothing quite like life by the water. With long white beaches and sandy bay inlets, Discovery Parks – Bunbury Foreshore is the perfect holiday park for you and your little ones.
BYRON BAY, NSW
Sit among the paperbark trees on the balcony of your cabin while the little ones giggle their way down a 3m high waterslide.
With kind weather for most of the year, a number of kids facilities, and a range of accommodation available, Discovery Parks - Byron Bay fantastic value for any young family. The kids may think the waterpark is all there is here, but you're in Byron Bay! Go to the famous lighthouse for a goofy picture or why not go nuts at Macadamia Castle.
We don't like to toot our own horn too much, but Discovery Parks - Dubbo is ideal for families in central New South Wales. Only a few minutes away from the baby rhinos at Dubbo Zoo, there's even more to look forward to.
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.
Nestled on the shores of beautiful Twofold Bay, Discovery Parks - Eden is a perfect spot to settle in and unwind or explore the wonders of the Sapphire Coast.
If your little campers have excess energy after exploring Ben Boyd National Park, the Eden Killer Whale Museum and the gorgeous beaches of the region, they can splash it all away on our epic waterpark.
EMERALD BEACH, NSW
What a gem of a location! Discovery Parks - 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 much needed shut-eye. Emerald Beach is a summer go-to.
HARRINGTON BEACH, NSW
Want to get back to the nature but still have a bed and a fridge? The safari tents at Discovery Parks - Harrington Beach offers 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. Once they've finished their tenth bucket tipping, gather the troops and explore the Manning River area. Crowdy Bay National Park is right next door with lookouts, hiking trails, and picnic spots galore.
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 comes with its own splash pad, multiple slides, spray zones and a tipping bucket moored permanently at our park! Aussies love a river holiday and you won’t regret at cabin or caravan accommodation stay at Discovery Parks - Maidens Inn, Moama.
PAMBULA BEACH, NSW
Pambula Beach is a gem of the Sapphire Coast.
Generations of families stay at Discovery Parks - Pambula Beach each summer because it really has everything you need - including a great waterpark. Look one way and your kids are having a ball on the slides, look the other way and its absolute beachfront over Merimbula Bay.