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Best Water Parks in Brisbane for Hot Days Across Our City!

This article will give you the most up to date guide, of the best Brisbane Water Parks!

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 locations but also sites in the Moreton, Logan & Redlands areas too! We have shown you wish ones are free and which have a fee attached.

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
  • Address: 375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside
  • Cost: Family (2 adults, 2 children) $57

The Chermside Pool and Aqua Park has open top slide through the jungle, twisting fully enclosed slide, tube tunnel slide, shotgun slide, jumping lily pads, calmer area for younger children.

Best water park for: Tweens and Teens

Newmarket pool

  • Address: 71 Alderson St, Newmarket
  • Cost: Family (2 adults, 2 children) $19.50

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!

Best water park for: Children 6-10 years

Sandgate Aquatic Centre

sandgate aquatic centre splash
  • Address: 231 Flinders Parade, Sandgate
  • Cost: Family (2 adults, 2 children) $19.55

Sandgate Aquatic Centre has a heated outdoor and indoor pool. Your young children will be thrilled by the wading pool and underwater themed water play areas.

For those watchful parents, there is a coffee kiosk available on the site.

Best water park for: Toddlers and Children

Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre

Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre - Best Brisbane Water Parks
  • Address: 1391 Beaudesert Rd, Acacia Ridge
  • Cost: Family (2 adults, 2 children) $19.50

The Acacia Ridge Leisure Centre offers plenty for the whole family to enjoy! With a heated 25m 6 lane pool, a learn to swim pool, and a lagoon pool and toddler area for water play!

Best water park for: Children aged 3-6

Hibiscus Sports Complex

Hibiscus Sports Complex - Best Brisbane Water Parks
  • Address: 90 Klumpp Road, Upper Mount Gravatt
  • Cost: Family (2 adults, 2 children) $19.50

Hibiscus Sports Complex boasts a 50m heated pool, two indoor heated pools, a kids play pool and a new 20m twisting water slide! There is also a cafe available on site for you to grab a quick coffee or a cheeky snack!

Best water park for: Children 5-12 years

Jindalee Pool

Jindalee Pool - Best Brisbane Water Parks
  • Address: 11 Yallambee Rd, Jindalee
  • Cost: Family (2 adults, 2 children) $19.50

The Jindalee Pool features a 50m heated outdoor pool, a learn to swim pool and a kids water play area. The site also includes a shaded leisure area and a cafe!

Best water park for: Toddlers

The Plantation Aquatic Centre, Gumdale

Plantation Aquatic Centre
  • Address: 1204 New Cleveland Rd, Gumdale
  • Cost: Family (2 adults, 2 children) $18

The Plantation Aquatic Centre boasts a large catalogue of things to do, including an activities pool, slides, pirate ship, play frames, toddler pool and a playground. Their kiosk provides both foods and drinks, and there is access to free electric BBQ’s for your picnic needs.

Best water park for: Children 3-10 years

Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks

Rocks Riverside park
  • Address: 531 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks (best entrance for parking is off Counihan Rd.)
  • Cost: FREE

Rocks Riverside Park features water pools that are perfect for younger kids. Water flows between rock pools and is sure to fascinate the little ones. For those slightly more active kids, there is an area of pop up fountains where they can run around to their hearts content. There is also a paddling pool (0.3m depth) so they can really get wet!

Best water park for: Children 3-10 years

Streets Beach, South Bank

Streets Beach South bank
  • Address: South Bank Parklands, South Bank
  • Cost: FREE

Streets Beach South Bank is an iconic Brisbane venue right in the heart of the city. Where else in the world would you find a beach in the city?! Patrolled beach, different depth pools, interactive splash n play area, tipping buckets, fountains, interactive water jets, water puzzles.

Best water park for: Families

Wynnum Whale Park, Wynnum

Splashing at Wynnum Whale Park
Splashing at Wynnum Whale Park
  • Address: The Esplanade, Wynnum
  • Cost: FREE

The Wynnum Whale Park is an area of fountains and waterplay, complete with a giant tipping bucket, which the big kids will love. Water is piped up to a large suspended bucket, and when the bucket is full, it tips over spilling water over the kids below. This is a huge hit with big kids!

For smaller kids, canals and water blocks have been built into the ground to allow the water flow and be blocked off by budding engineers. There is also a boat and whale to climb over that are sprayed with water. Parents can sit (dry and shaded!) beside this area on astro turf.

Best water park for: Families

Logan Gardens Water Park

Children playing at Logan Garden Water Park - Best Brisbane Water Parks
  • Address: 2 Civic Parade, Logan Central
  • Cost: FREE

The Logan Gardens Water Park is the perfect water play space for children of all ages! With water jets, waterfalls, mist sprayers, bubblers, and fountains to entertain your little ones for hours! And best of all, its free!

Best water park for: Children of all ages

Moreton Bay Region water parks

As well has having access to some awesome beaches (we wrote about our favourite beaches here), Moreton Bay doesn’t mess around when it comes to delivering some awesome water parks and water play areas for their residents.

Redcliffe Lagoon, Redcliffe

Settlement Cove in Redcliffe pople swimming on a beautiful day
  • Address: Settlement Cove, Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
  • Cost: FREE

As well as the large, deep(ish) lagoon at Settlement Cove, there is a very shallow water with water jets, toadstools and happy bugs that squirt water – much to the delight of any child playing with them. The wading pool and nearby high-quality children’s play area, accompanied by shaded seating and eating spots, makes this a great place for some manageable time with little ones.

Best water park for: Families

Ferny Grove Aqua Park

Ferny-Grove Aqua Park
  • Address: Upper Kedron Rd, Keperra
  • Cost: FREE

The Ferny Grove Aqua Park is a great place for the whole family to enjoy! The park features a level splash pad area which provides access for all with elevated water-play elements including a huge water bucket, small tipping buckets, spray tunnel, water cannons, and an overhead spray feature.

If you would like to make a day of it, there’s a park and playground next door, where you can relax, play some ball games and have a picnic.

Best water park for: Families

The Mill Park and Waterpark, Petrie

The Mill waterpark splash bucket
  • Address: 1 Moreton Parade, Petrie
  • Cost: FREE

The Mill Park and Water Park is suitable for children of all ages, there is no ‘pool’ but simply an array of interactive water play equipment delivering cool, fresh water. Here you will find spouts that kids can twirl around to squirt each other, an in-ground ‘river’ for toddlers to follow and a large tipping bucket for the bigger kids.

The waterpark is mostly well shaded and there is a large purpose build shade area with seating areas right beside it. There is also benches and seats around the water however not all are shaded.

Best water park for: Families and Tweens

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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