Splash! Melbourne Is Getting The Southern Hemisphere’s Biggest Water Park

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We all love a good water park, and this gigantic new one heading down under looks set to be the best—and biggest—yet. 

The $100 million project - to be named Zagame’s Wild Water Park - spans 18,200sqm inside, and 20,000sqm outside. It will be built by Melbourne’s Pellicano and Zagame families — who have been planning the immense water park for the past seven years.

The park will include the sorts of watersides that kids are used to seeing in video games, as well as specially-designed slides with extra water jets and zip line towers that will launch park-goers from the sides. There’s also gonna be a wave machine that’s a whopping seven times the size of the one set up at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre a few years ago.

And when the adrenalin-fuelled activities get a bit too much, there will also be a 423m long lazy river to float along, beneath a giant indoor and outdoor freshwater aquarium. Retractable glass walls and bulk heads will keep the park’s outdoor features sealed off during winter, allowing the park to remain functional during the city’s cooler weather.

The water park aims to be open by summer 2021.

Hero image: kiis1011.com.au, artists impressions via Pellicano

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