For whatever reason, you may find yourself in the unpleasant position of having to choose between Australia’s top 2 water theme parks – Wet’n’Wild Water World and WhiteWater World. Wet’n’Wild Water World built its reputation on being the biggest and best water theme park and has established a strong name over the last 25 years. WhiteWater World on the other hand, being just under 6 years old, a baby compared to its biggest competition, has the major advantage of having many of Australia’s and the world’s first rides. Both are open all year round and both have heated water for the colder months.
How then does one choose between the best water parks in Australia? Oh the dilemma!
For starters, Wet’n’Wild Water World has 4 pools, 17 water slides and a single area dedicated to children. Its rides and attractions range from extreme to moderate and down to just relaxing. The park offers 13 rides in total, not including the 4 of its scariest within the Extreme H2O Zone, the park’s main attraction.
The park’s most awesome and amazingly thrilling rides are conveniently located in the Extreme H2O Zone. Named the Blackhole, Kamikaze, Tornado, and Mach 5, you’ll be mercilessly thrown around in swirling tangles, fully or partly enclosed slides, unforgiving spirals, some in sheer weightlessness, at racing top speeds, and even in pitch black darkness! If these water rides don’t instil fear in you, then nothing will. Even the hardest thrill riders will be impressed.
Wet’n’Wild Water World is also accommodating to children. The park has a pirate themed children’s play area called Buccaneer Bay. Divided into two sections, one area features water slides and activities while the other is a series of shallow pools.
Furthermore, the park is conveniently located next to Warner Bros. Movie World and other attractions such as Paradise Country and Australian Outback Spectacular. However, you’ll need to get out of your wet clothes first in order to visit them.
Wet’n’Wild Water World is hard to beat! Or is it?
Since the coming of WhiteWater World, many have argued over which water theme park is better. The park may be a lot smaller than Wet’n’Wild Water Park but in this case it may well prove that size does not matter! Although just spanning 4 hectares of ground, this park is packed with lots of fun and thrills.
WhiteWater World is home to ten of some of the most impressive state-of-the-art water slides, two fun filled children’s area (unlike its competitor which only has one), and a massive pool. Also providing heated water in the colder months, it takes a step further in ensuring your comfort with wind structures built over queue lines so you don’t have to wait in the cold.
Furthermore, it’s not only just conveniently located next to Dreamworld but has a connecting entrance for guests with pass tickets which allow them unlimited access to both worlds. So, it matters not even if you think the park is small because with a World Pass, you’ll be able to bounce back and forth the two theme parks as many times you like during your stay.
This theme park has thought of every single one of its guest, big or small. For the littlies, the Wiggle Bay has 4 toddler-safe slides and 14 interactive water sprays. For family fun, the park has a massive 2,685m body of water which reaches surfable swell heights of 1.5m and travels over 50m to shore. For its thrill seekers, WhiteWater World has 7 water rides full of adrenaline pumping fun and you’ll be praying for mercy when some of these rides take your fear to new heights!
Wet’n’Wild Water World and WhiteWater World are both very impressive water theme parks. Big and small, both have unique advantages and offer a world of thrills. Wet’n’Wild Water World has the advantage of being the biggest in Australia, with more rides and water slides to offer more family fun. Where else, WhiteWater World has a major advantage of being attached to Dreamworld, making its size and lesser number of attractions irrelevant.
When making your choice between these two amazing parks, you’ll need to take into consideration what fun and thrill represent to you and for your family. We’re all different and our ideas of thrills and funs can differ too. Whichever your choice, have faith that both will guarantee you a magical world filled of memorable moments!