Wet 'n' Wild Water World, Gold Coast Wet'n'Wild Water World – Image courtesy of Keeshan/Wikimedia Commons

Gold Coast Attractions: Wet 'n' Wild Water World

Get wet and go wild in this vast water park that provides loads of fun for all ages.

Wet 'n' Wild Water World offers a choice of excellent waterslides from the aptly named Mammoth Falls to Terror Canyon II and Super-8 Aqua Racer; a wave pool complete with metre-high surf; and Surfrider that simulates the sensation of surfing the world's biggest waves, plummeting you 30 meters while you spin on a giant board.

In the Extreme H20 zone, you can plunge down the scary Kamikaze, a giant, U-shaped, friction-free slide with a near-vertical 11-meter drop reaching speeds of 50kph and thrill to the pitch-black water spirals of the Black Hole and the churning Tornado.

Had enough? Then take it easy on Calypso Beach, a ‘tropical island’ fringed with white-sand beaches and a lazy river; or check out the latest-release films at Dive'n'Movie from a tube dinghy in the water or deck chair on the shore.

Extreme H2O Zone attractions…

Kamikaze – This unique wet and dry attraction – the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere –  consists of two U-shaped wet half pipe slides.

Riders sit in two-person, inwards facing tubes and are launched down a steep slope before coming back up the other side, and so continue in a boomerang-like fashion until they run out of speed and momentum.

Tornado – This four person clover-leaf funnel slide twists down a series of drops into the funnel below, reaching speeds of up to 40kph.

Blackhole – Be immersed in complete darkness as you traverse down two enclosed tube slides twisting and turning around each other at high speed.

Mach 5 – This large water slide complex features five different slides, including the Sidewinders, two open flume slides which twist down to the bottom around the outside of the complex; and the Jetstreams, three high speed body slides, with the central slide a free-fall to the splashdown area below while the outer two slides traverse down the slope in a snake-like fashion.

Other not-to-miss rides include…

AquaLoop – Hit 60kph sliding down this collection of four looping body slides featuring a trap door release with 2.5G acceleration.

Calypso Beach – Sit in a one-person tube as the gentle current pulls you down a lazy river.

River Rapids – Try one of the four high-speed body slides on Whitewater Mountain; two are fully enclosed water slides and two are open-air flumes.

SkyCoaster – Be raised to a height of 50m before plunging at 60kph while swinging out across the Giant Wave Pool.

Super 8 Aqua Racer – Compete in an eight lane timed mat racer slide reaching speeds of up to 40kph as you race headfirst down an 86-metre long track. Sensors at the finish line give each slider their placing to an accuracy of 1/1000 of a second.

Surfrider – This half-pipe roller coaster is in the shape of a surfboard and simulates riding a wave.

Zip Lines – Strap into a series of 3 zip lines travelling from the top of White Water Mountain to the Giant Wave Pool, travelling over 200m.

Note: All pools and slides are heated during the cooler months from May through September.

Contact Information

Location: Pacific Highway, Oxenford (Around 20km north of Surfers Paradise, adjacent to Warner Bros. Movie World. )

Phone: 07/5573 2255

Admission: A$55 single entry, A$30 afternoon only; VIP Pass A$110 – unlimited entry to SeaWorld, Movie World and Wet'n'Wild for 12 months; Free parking

Hours: September – December and February - April, daily 10am-5pm; May-August, daily 10am-4.30pm; January, daily 10am-9pm.

Website: www.wetnwild.com.au

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Latest update: Wet 'n' Wild Water World: 18 November, 2018

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