Wet ‘n’ Wild is one of the largest waterparks in the world, so as you might expect it’s huge, and there are a heap of rides to ensure your visit is a fun one.
Water in the pools and slides is heated in the cooler months, so it’s fine to come at any time of the year.
The rides range from the relatively mild right up to the super-fast & extreme, so kids of all ages – and adults – should have a great time. Below we take a look at some of the Wet ‘n’ Wild highlights.
Extreme H2O Zone
The Blackhole consists of two completely enclosed waterslides: you’ll fly through the twists and turns of this popular ride at high speed and in almost complete darkness. Great fun.
The Kamikaze: climb into your two-person tube and prepare to plunge down an almost vertical slide at up to 50 km an hour on this U-shaped slide. Less extreme than the Blackhole.
The Mach 5 is a complex of five slides, consisting of two Slidewinders – Wet ‘n’ Wild’s longest – and three super-fast Jetstream body slides.
The Tornado is where you will spin around and then through a huge funnel-shaped ride, reaching a speed of up to 40 km an hour. Can be done as a group of two or four.
Other Rides and Attractions
On the AquaLoop body-slide you will experience an almost vertical drop of 40 feet before spiralling through a loop – you may reach 60 km an hour on this one.
Buccaneer Bay is a play area for younger children with – as you might expect from the name – a pirate theme. With not-too-full-on slides and shallow lagoons your kids will love it.
The Constrictor features some tight twists and turns with three 360 degree turns.
Flow Rider is one of the few attractions that is not included in the price of admission, but if you want to test your surfing skills you may enjoy want to give it a go.
If you want to slow down a little after some of the wilder rides, the Giant Wave Pool is a great place to do so: splash around, cool off and get ready for more fun.
Mammoth Falls is a family-friendly white-water rafting type ride along 200 metre long slides – a good way to work up courage for some of the more white-knuckle rides.
The Super 8 Aqua Racer allows you to race against family and friends on – you guessed it – eight slides. At the end you will receive your exact time for full bragging rights.
The SkyCoaster: this one is only for the brave. If you’ve always wanted to be hoisted 50 metres then dropped face first then shoot across the Giant Wave Pool, then you’ve found what you’re looking for. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. The SkyCoaster is not included in the Wet ‘n’ Wild admission fee.
Surfrider is where a group of you will be strapped to a large surfboard to ride the waves on this popular coaster.
Opening hours are from 10:00am to 5.00pm, and Wet ‘n’ Wild waterpark is open all throughout the year with exception of Christmas Day and Anzac Day. Easily a full day’s worth of activities here.
Pricing: general admission (valid for one day) is currently $59.99 for adults and $34.99 for children (ages 3 – 13) and pensioners. You may be able to find a discount by buying online before your visit.
You may also want to consider getting one of the passes that will allow you multiple entry to Wet ‘n’ Wild, Sea World and Movie World, as these offer the best value.
Getting to Wet ‘n’ Wild
By car: from Surfers Paradise, head north on the Gold Coast Highway then turn left onto Smith Street until you reach the Pacific Motorway where you should head north towards Brisbane: Wet ‘n’ Wild can be reached via exit 60.
By bus: you can get here by Surfside Buslines, Con-x-ion and Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle.
Wet ‘n’ Wild is located at Wet’n’Wild Water World, Pacific Motorway, Oxenford, Qld 4210. Telephone: +61 7 5556 1660 or 133 FUN. Website: http://wetnwild.com.au