The Best Waterslides in Melbourne

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Few things beat the thrill of speeding down a giant slide, anticipating the splash of cool water on a hot day, and Melbourne has some of the most amazing water slides for doing just that.

From your local aquatic centre to giant aqua fun parks, if your'e chasing the need for waterslide speed, why not pay a visit to one of these super-fun spots over the summer period? Some seriously awesome waterslides in Melbourne await! 

The Best Waterslides in Melbourne

1. Funfields

Funfields Melbourne
Funfields Melbourne

Note: Funfield's season will run from 28 October 2023 until 7 April 2024. 

With a total of four world-record-breaking slides at Funfields, there's no doubt it deserves to be in this roundup!

The Kraken Racer will have you flinging down at speeds of up to 60kph through dark, twisting tunnels before cresting a gigantic hump and flying down over the racing lanes. One of only 11 in the world (and the first of its kind in Australia), it won Best Ride in 2011 by the World Waterpark Association and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.

The Typhoon is the world's longest CannonBowl water slide at 137 metres, and can be a single or double-person tube ride. But it's not for the faint-hearted - the slide itself presents a 19m drop at one point, after closed flume sections and a cone-shaped piece that will have you spinning round and round before finally being sent through the corkscrew exit.

Last but not least is the park's newest slide: the Gravity Wave. It's the world's biggest, longest AND tallest Proslide wave, featuring periods of weightlessness, zero g-forces and lightyears of hangtime along the 186m ride. Of course, you're launched from a 26.8m high launchpad!  

You can also travel at light speed through a kaleidoscope of colour on Funfield's new mind-blowing intergalactic waterslide Supanova. This world-first combines positive, zero G forces, colour effects and high-speed banking exploding into a mind-blowing 60-foot funnel. Phew! 

Location: 2365 Plenty Road, Whittlesea

2. Adventure Park

Adventure Park Geelong
Adventure Park

Note: Adventure Park's season will run from 25 November 2023 - 31 March 2024.

Victoria's biggest water park in Geelong will hook you up with the 205m Tornado, full of twists, turns, funnels and periods of zero-gravity weightlessness for groups of 4 riders. The Tsunami is Victoria's first world-class triple funnel waterslide, offering an adrenalin-fuelled ride you won't forget. 

With something for every age and stage, a trip to Adventure Park is an absolute no-brainer this summer in Melbourne.

Location: 1249 Bellarine Hwy, Wallington, Geelong

3. Gumbaya World

Gumbaya World
Gumbaya World

The awe-inspiring Gumbuya World in Tynong North is an awesome wildlife zoo, thrill-seekers theme park and a water wonderland all in one.

The whole family will love the epic water slides, drifting along the 300-metre Lazy River or getting deliriously drenched on Typhoon Island. There are also heated rock pools, a wave pool and ultra-relaxing waterside cabanas. For the real adrenalin junkies, The Taipan offers thrills like no other, while The Boomerango offers a steep drop that shoots you up a near-vertical wall for a moment of weightlessness, before gravity takes hold and plunges you back down!

Location: 2705 Princes Highway, Tynong

4. Casey Recreation and Aquatic Centre

Casey Aquatic
Casey Recreation and Aquatic Centre

Two waterslides await at Casey Recreation and Aquatic Centre—the Raft Ride and the Space Bowl; a super fast water slide that shoots you down the completely dark water chute before spinning you around the bowl and landing you into the pool. Both are great options for waterslides in Melbourne! 

In addition to an interactive splash park, toddler wading pool, and general pools for laps or swimming. Everything is indoors too, which is perfect for cooler summer days or when the sun is beating down! 

Location: 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East

4. Noble Park Aquatic Centre

Noble Park Aqautic
Noble Park Aquatic Centre

Noble Park Aquatic Centre offers a great, no-frills option for waterslides in Melbourne. It's huge, adrenalin-fuelled, and accompanied by a large outdoor water splash play area with tipping buckets and fountains—making it an easy-peasy, fun-filled day out for families in Melbourne this summer! 

Location: Memorial Drive (near cnr Heatherton Rd), Noble Park

6. Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre

Glen Eira Aquatic Centre
Glen Eira Aquatic Centre

Glen Eira Aquatic Centre is home to two of the best waterslides in Melbourne in our book! Out of the Blue is a traditional body slide that will leave you both exhilarated and soaked, while Rapid Rush offers a fun and electrifying raft slide experience that can be ridden by two people at once.

Pirates Cove leisure pool is a water playground that offers plenty of interactive fun for kids of all ages! 

Location: 200 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East

7. Knox Leisureworks

Knox Leisureworks
Knox Leisureworks

The Knox Leisureworks frog slide holds a special place as a beloved aquatic feature at the pool, enjoyed by generations of children in the local community and offering the perfect waterslide for younger kids.

Knox Leisureworks also boasts four indoor heated swimming pools, a spa and two outdoor seasonal swimming pools—meaning there's something for every member of the family.

Location: Tormore Road, Boronia 

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