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Water Parks in Brisbane | Where to Cool Down Locally

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Slides, fountains, toddler pools and more. These water parks in Brisbane are just what your family needs to burn off some energy, keep cool and most importantly have fun!

If you’re looking for something a little wilder than your standard public swimming pool, you don’t need to travel far to find a great Brisbane water park. We’ve compiled a list of the best hot spots for cool fun – local style! We’ve included not only some Brisbane listings but also sites in the Moreton, Logan & Redlands areas too!

Water parks in Brisbane locations

Here’s the down low on how to cool down…

Chermside Leisure Centre Pool, Chermside

Chermside Aquatic Centre - Things to do in Chermside with kids

Where: 375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside

What: Open top slide through the jungle, twisting fully enclosed slide, tube tunnel slide, shotgun slide, jumping lily pads, calmer area for younger children.

Read more about the Chermside pool here.

Newmarket pool


Newmarket Pool has an Olympic sized 50m outdoor pool, a covered and heated outdoor 25m pool and an indoor heated programs pool. Children will love the animal-themed splash pad with water-drop buckets and fountains, the twisty slides and giant slides, and the wading pool with mushroom features.

If you want to make a day of it there are barbecues and picnic tables on site next to the playground and lawn area, a snack kiosk, and merry-go-round, or you could even indulge in some quiet relaxation on your own when you drop your children at the air-conditioned crèche!

We have a detailed review of the Newmarket pool here

The Plantation, Gumdale

Where: 1204 New Cleveland Rd, Gumdale

What: Activities pool, slides, pirate ship, play frames, toddler pool.

Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks

Rocks Riverside park

Where: Counihan St, Seventeen Mile Rocks

What: Shallow pools, water course, toddler-friendly paddling areas, fountains, shade protected areas.

Read more about the Rock Riverside water park here

Streets Beach, South Bank

Streets Beach South bank

Where: South Bank Parklands, South Bank

What: Patrolled beach, different depth pools, interactive splash n play area, tipping buckets, fountains, interactive water jets, water puzzles.

Read more about Street Beach at South Bank here

Wynnum Whale Park, Wynnum

Wynnum Wading Pool The Best Beaches of Brisbane

Where: The Esplanade, Wynnum

What: Whales that kids can climb on with spurting water spouts, climbing frames, zero depth play area, tipping structures, fountains.

Find out more about the Wynnum Whale Park here

Moreton Bay Region water parks


Redcliffe Lagoon, Redcliffe

Settlement Cove in Redcliffe pople swimming on a beautiful day

Where: Settlement Cove, Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe

What: Water jets, toadstools, water-shooting bugs, wading pools, children’s play areas, beach

The Mill Park and Waterpark, Petrie

The Mill waterpark splash bucket


Read our detailed review about the Mill park and Waterpark here

Brisbane water parks – a cool way to have fun in the sun!

Get out and about and beat the heat, Brisbane style, at any of these fabulous family-friendly destinations!

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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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