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Water Parks on the Sunshine Coast: Free & Paid For Swimming

Did you come here searching for “water parks Sunshine Coast” or even “water slides Sunshine Coast”? Get ready to make a splash on the Sunny Coast with this detailed list of the best water parks on the Sunshine Coast for your family!

Water parks Sunshine Coast

There are a number of water parks in the Sunshine Coast region. Some are free standing or attached to public pool facilities, some are in theme parks and some are attached to the bigger hotels and resorts. Hopefully you can find something in this list of water slides on the Sunshine Coast that are worth you making a dive into! Where we have visited, we have let you know what we thought too!

Oaks Oasis, Caloundra

A child in the water at Oaks water park on the Sunshine Coast

This is the MOTHER of all Caloundra water parks! It’s attached to the Oaks Oasis Resort and you have to be staying at the resort in order to gain entry. We stayed again recently and we LOVE Oaks Oasis and we definitely recommend you take a trip there!

You can find out more about staying at the Oaks Oasis by clicking here.

Kings Beach, Caloundra

Kings Beach Caloundra - water playground

There’s a free water park here available for some seaside splashing. You can read about it here.

There is also a tidal saltwater swimming pool to swim some lazy laps.

Kings Beach Caloundra

Coolum Aqua Park, Coolum

coolum aqua park

This is a great secret in the calm waters of Coolum! Coolum Aqua Park offers inflatable fun for primary school kids and older. This will really wear them out!

Address: Coolum Aqua Park, Sunshine Coast, 60 Junction Dr, Coolum Beach QLD 4573

Website: aquaparkcoolum.com.au

Aussie World

In addition to the regular madcap fun at Aussie World, there’s also a water play area! It’s not quite a splash pool or water slides but there’s definitely great chance to get splashing and have some fun!

Address: Aussie World, 1 Downunder Drive, Palmview QLD 4553

Website: www.aussieworld.com.au

Australia Zoo

After enjoying a walk around our favourite zoo, there is nothing better than to let the kids run wild and cool off in their water park.  With jets, sprays and a water avalanche, the little ones will have a ball. 

Address: Australia Zoo, Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah QLD 4519

Find out how to get discounted Australia Zoo tickets here.

Bli Bli Watersports Complex

Bli Bli water park on the sunshine coast

This is a similar set up to Coolum Aqua Park. There are a range of inflatables set up on calm water. Parks like this require upper body strength and swimming skills so you may not want to head along if you’ve only got little ones. Of particular interest is the launchpad style inflatable – see how much air you can get!

We wrote a review of the waterpark here.

Address: Blu Bli Watersports Complex, 367 David Low Way, Bli Bli QLD 4560

Website: www.blibliwatersports.com.au

Thrill Hill

It’s near the Big Pineapple! Thrill Hill offers the kind of heart-pumping, old-fashioned water slide fun that you remember from being a kid. They’re open 10am-5pm daily and you pay for either a one or two hour session. This is DEFINITELY old-school cool!

Address: Thrill Hill Water Slides, 74 Schubert Road, Woombye, QLD 4559

Website: www.thrillhillwaterslides.com

RACV Noosa Resort

This is one of my favourites!! We’ve stared here twice! So, if you’re looking for stylish family accommodation with the addition of a waterpark on the Sunshine Coast, check our RACV Noosa Resort. There is a splashpark area and waterslides for the bigger kids. While it’s not huge compared with some of the other water parks mentioned, it’s relaxing place for a short break with your water babies. And you should definitely investigate the heated spa!

Address: 94 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567

Book now: RACV Noosa on Booking.com

Big 4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort

Big 4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort
Big 4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort

On the glistening shores of Pumicestone Passage, a stone’s throw from the iconic Bribie Island is BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort. Your kids will adore the waterpark, and you will love the heated pool, swim up bar and jacuzzi spa. It’s the perfect place to spend a weekend this summer. 

Address: 1820 Bribie Island, Sandstone Point QLD 4511

Book now: Sandstone Point on Booking.com

Water park Sunshine Coast

There are PLENTY of options for families to make a splash in the warmer months! Let us know if we missed your favourite and we’ll add it!

Travelling? Check out water parks in Brisbane, water parks in Ipswich, water parks on the Gold Coast and even water parks in Malaysia (we get around!) 😉

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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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