Located next to Dreamworld on the Queensland, Australia, Gold Coast, WhiteWater World has become the Down Under destination for water enthusiasts. Opened in 2006, the $60 million park’s mix of amenities, from kid-centered play areas to extreme water rides, is designed to attract a wide range of customers.
The littlest visitors enjoy splashing around Wiggle Bay, a
specially-designed toddler pool featuring 14 interactive play
elements including four kiddie slides, interactive sprays, colorful
water cannons, and giant instruments, allowing kids to make their
own music. Wiggle Bay is themed after the popular Australian
children’s music group, The Wiggles, and feature’s The
Wiggles “friends,” Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog
and Henry the Octopus.
For older kids and kids at heart, the Nickelodeon Pipeline
Plunge, an 11,120-Square-foot, multi-level family interactive play
structure, includes a wet deck, ground surface interactives and a
tipping bucket that holds more than 260 gallons of water. It
features popular Nickelodeon characters including SpongeBob
SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.
To attract thrill seekers, Whitewater World includes a mix of
unique high-energy attractions. Guests with a competitive streak
can challenge friends and family on eight-lane mat racers or the
Little Rippers dueling behemoth bowl slides. The park also includes
the The Rip, a four-person bowl raft ride; the Temple of Huey tube
slide; a large wave pool; stationary wave machines; and Supertubes
Hydrocoaster watercoaster. At approximately 775 feet long,
there’s only one other watercoaster of this design in the
To unify each of these distinctly different attractions,
Whitewater World creators included theme elements like Sandy and
Bluey, the WhiteWater World mascot dogs. With native landscaping
and other design elements, the park pays tribute to the beauty of
Australia and it’s beach culture. Guests experience a
uniquely Australian feel.
Amid all of the excitement, the use of cutting edge technology
and extensively trained personnel help make the waterpark one of
the safest of its kind. WhiteWater World also is one of the most
shaded waterparks in the world. Shade structures made of material
that absorbs minimum heat from the sun have been installed in all
resting areas, line queues, food outlets and walkways.
Additionally, the park partnered with UV SolarCare to ensure guests
remember to be sun safe.
When it comes to the safety of the attractions, in addition to
regular testing and staff training, underwater cameras have been
installed in the wave pool and underwater lighting is present in
all pools deeper than 0.8 meters. To promote water safety
throughout Australia, a percentage of the park’s annual
revenue goes to the Surf Life Saving Foundation.
Whitewater World has also taken a proactive approach when it
comes to environmental sustainability through various water
conservation initiatives. The waterpark has invested heavily in
water efficient filtration systems that save more than 90 percent
of water, compared to other water parks. These efforts, combined
with the mix of distinct attractions should ensure guests will keep
splashing through Whitewater World for years to come.