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Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre – fab family fun on the Sunshine Coast!

Make a splash with the whole family at Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre. There’s SO much there to do for EVERYONE – you’ll be amazed!

The need-to-knows about Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre

This intensely amazing home of Sunshine Coast family fun can be found on the Maroochy River next to the caravan park – 412 Cotton Tree Parade, Maroochydore QLD 4558.

Prices are:

Adults – $5.60

Children/concession – $4.70

Family pass – $17.60

Under 3 – Free


Opening hours: (October to end March)

Monday to Thurs: 5am – 7pm

Friday: 5am – 6pm

Saturday: 6am – 5pm

Sunday: 8am-4pm

Public Holidays: 9am-3pm

CLOSED: Anzac Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day

Easter Long Weekend: Saturday, Sunday and Monday 9am-3pm

What is there for families at Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre?

Here you’ll find heated pools, a crazy-fun Water Park, an outdoor fitness system and a fully comprehensive fitness program. There are child-minding facilities for those participating in fitness activities!

The Swim Fit Aqua Café will help fill those hungry bellies and there are inflatable toys available for party hire (on request). BBQ’s, changed rooms and disabled access facilities mean that no one is left out! Make sure you follow the usual sun safety precautions and you’ve got all you need for a great day out with the fam!

Important rules at Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre

Here’s the fine print:

  • Children under the age of 11 must be ACTIVELY supervised by someone older than 16 at all times
  • No diving or running at any time
  • No smoking or alcohol
  • No food or drinks in or around the pool
  • Everyone must be appropriately covered at all times, including babies
  • Comfort and safety of EVERYONE must be respected at all times

Dive in and make a splash!

This is a great place for locals and tourists alike to engage in some healthy, safe water-based fun. Make sure you include this on your Sunshine Coast to-do list!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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