10 of the Coolest Water Parks in Brisbane

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When the summer months hit (which, let’s face it, in Brisbane is about nine months of the year!) there is nothing kids love more than going to a water park. And there’s nothing we parents love more than keeping our kids happy without paying a red cent. Yay!

Brisbanites are pretty lucky as we've got so many water parks in Brisbane to tickle everyone's fancy, most of which are 100 per cent free! And if you're in the mood to spoil the kids, we've got ticketed water parks in Brisbane to fancy it up occasionally too!

10 of the Coolest Water Parks in Brisbane

Free Water Parks in Brisbane

1. Aquativity at Southbank Parklands

The best water parks in Brisbane
Little Brisbane River at Aquativity.

It’s central, it’s huge and it’s super fun!

Southbank Parklands is one of the best free water parks in Brisbane to take the kids. There are pools for every swimming ability, including a lagoon where you can sit comfortably in the shallows with the little ones. The sandy beach is patrolled and there are lots of fun water features, including a little Brisbane River that winds its way through the Brisbane suburbs, a tipping bucket and squirting fountains that pop out of the ground when you least expect it (stay alert if you’re fully clothed!).

Also at Southbank is a fantastic playground, loads of cafes and restaurants, and a boardwalk that you can follow to West End or around to Kangaroo Point cliffs.

Location: Little Stanley St, South Brisbane

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2. Settlement Cove Lagoon

The best water parks in Brisbane
Settlement Cove Lagoon

Head north, and you’ll find the incredible ocean-themed Settlement Cove Lagoon in Redcliffe, with slides and fountains and a range of depths to suit every level of confidence in the water.

There's also a graded entry so kids with a disability can enjoy the facilities too.

Location: Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe

3. Orion Lagoon

The best water parks in Brisbane
Orion Lagoon

Imagine fountains and water features galore with a café built right in the middle - well, that's what's on offer at Orion Lagoon

There's also a massive park with heaps of shady spots for a picnic if that’s more your scene, plus, there are lifeguards on duty to keep everyone safe.

Location: 155 Southern Cross Cct, Springfield

4. Wynnum Water Park 

Wynnum Whale Park
We just love the whale theme at Wynnum Water Park.

Wynnum Water Park, also known as Wynnum Whale Park, has been toted one of the best water parks in Brisbane for families for years.

With its seawater pool, massive playground and fun water features (squirting whales to climb, anyone?), it’s easy to see why families head back year after year. Wynnum Park is right by the ocean, so you can get great fish and chips from across the road. What more could you want?

Location: 137 Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum

5. Splash ‘n’ Play Adventure Park

The best water parks in Brisbane
Splash ‘n’ Play Adventure Park

The state-of-the-art Splash 'n' Play Adventure Park and playground is off the hook! 

Older kids will love the giant twisty tube slides, a skywalk suspended above the ground, flying fox, and massive climbing spider net. Plus, there are plenty of fountains and squirty features to thrill the littlies too.

There's also a family-friendly cafe right next door and barbecues in the park - need we say more?

Location: 6 Amity Way, South Ripley

6. Flagstone Water Park

Water Parks in Brisbane - Flagstone
The kids will go crazy at Flagstone Water Park!

When you first set eyes on Flagstone Water Park, it's almost hard to believe this is a 100 per cent free water park in Brisbane!

Endless refreshing splashes are compliments of the three impressive tree-like structures that propel water in all sorts of directions! The Flagstone Adventure Playground is also on hand to expel even more energy.

Location: Flagstonian Dr, Undullah

Ticketed Water Parks in Brisbane

If you want to spoil the kids occasionally, check out these paid water parks in Brisbane that offer state-of-the-art facilities with an admission fee.

7. Chermside Aquatic Centre

Chermside Aquatic Centre
Chermside Aquatic Centre

One of Brisbane's favourite aquatic centres, Chermside Aquatic Centre's large public pool is pretty impressive and a great spot to chill out on a stinking-hot day.

There are plenty of shady spots to escape the sun, multiple water slides, and a lagoon play area that's heaven for kids.

General admission starts at $4.40 per child and $6 per adult. Children under two go free.

Location: 375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside

8. Wet 'n' Wild

Wet 'n' Wild Oxenford
Water parks don't get wilder than Wet 'n' Wild!

Do water parks get any cooler than Wet 'n' Wild on the Gold Coast?

This park has everything you could ever want out of a water park and entertains kids (and kids at heart!) with epic slides, swirls, whirlpools, wave pools, dippers, divers, adventure rides and more!

Admission to Wet 'n' Wild starts at $79. Please note that Wet 'n' Wild is not open every day of the year, so check their operating hours before visiting. 

Location: Pacific Mwy, Oxenford

9. WhiteWater World

WhiteWater World
WhiteWater World is one of the best water parks in Australia!

Another one of the best water parks on the Gold Coast, WhiteWater World is located next to Dreamworld and is heaven in water form during the summer months of the year.

Cave of Waves, Pipeline Plunge, Wiggle Bay, and Super Tubes Hyrocoaster are just some of the epic rides on offer at WhiteWater World.

Entry to WhiteWater World starts at $109. Please note that WhiteWater World is only open during the spring/summer months from September. 

Location: 1 Dreamworld Pkwy, Coomera

10. Albany Creek Leisure Centre

Albany Creek Leisure Centre
Albany Creek Leisure Centre

For one of the twistiest twirliest slides in Brisbane, you can't go past Albany Creek Leisure Centre.

The public pool and kids' lagoon area is a big hit on a hot day (so get there early!) and is sure to become one of your family's favourite water parks in Brisbane.

Admission starts from $5.30 for children over 3. Access to the Water Slide is an extra $7.

Location: Cnr Old Northern Rd and Explorer Dr, Albany Creek

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