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“FANTASTIC” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Adventure Park Geelong

Adventure Park Geelong
1249 Bellarine Hwy (B110), Wallington, Geelong, Victoria 3224, Australia
03 5250 2756
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Geelong, Australia
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“FANTASTIC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

what an amazing day i had there wiht my mates on the weekend! The staff look and act profesional! rides where amazing did not mind waiting for a bit in line for the rides because we expect that on hot days ! Good viarity of Food they had from hot dogs and pizza to fish and chips and bugers and in the cafe they had salards and sandwhichers such a fantasict choice. good music and everyone is friendly And the toiklets where well maintianed and clean.

Visited March 2013
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“Great place for family day out.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We bought summer pass this year. We really enjoyed it. Its a great value if someone can visit more than three times a season or more. Plenty of water play & other activities to enjoy. This place is for the whole family specially if you have young kids & teen. My kids love most of the activities specially big slide, pirate water area & of course lazy river to relax.

They have key less locker facility which cost about $10 for a day. I use this each time I visit. Although water is cold in showers & has very less spray.

Toilets are clean & good BBQ facility. Plenty of place to sit & relax under shade. This park spread in wide area.

Visited March 2013
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“Adventure Park Geelong - A day for the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

A 41 degree day and school holidays were the right ingredients for a trip to Adventure Park Geelong at 1251 Bellarine Highway in Wallington.

Capitalising on its central location to the holiday towns on the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast the park is open throughout summer school holidays from 10am until 5pm. Outside school holidays opening times vary, so it is worth checking before making the trip.

The 2012/2013 season admission price was $38 for adults and children over 1.2 metres while children under 1.2 metres are $28 and children under 90cm are free. Unfortunately no family tickets are offered so we had to pay for five adult tickets, as all our children are over 1.2 metres tall eventhough the youngest is only 5 years old. Deals are available for those wanting to convert their daily ticket into an unlimited season pass.

Choosing the right day to visit the park is paramount as the water does not appear to be heated and with Victoria’s fickle weather the wrong day could lead to a very cold and wet experience. On the other hand an extremely hot day has larger than normal crowds to contend with.

The Adventure Park is centred around a man made island accessible via two elevated pedestrian bridges but believe me, as I am talking from experience, hold onto your hat as the wind can pick up quickly and blow it into the surrounding lagoon.

The island is home to the newer additions and the old popular stalwart, the Aqua racer. The Aqua racer allows you and five others to race down a six lane water slide/big dipper to see who the fastest is. The heavier you are the greater the advantage you will have of winning so I won most races much to the displeasure of the three kids.

Circling the island is the River Torrent, a family friendly tube ride. Don’t be deceived by the name a torrent the ride is not. Depending on whether your kids will allow you, there is the opportunity to float blissfully with the current around the island. Another advantage of this ride is that waiting time is kept to a minimum due to the vast number of tubes that can be carried. Due to this reason we ended up going on this ride countless times over the day.

Situated in the centre of the island is a number of age specific water play areas from the Tiny Tots Splash Zone through to the popular Bonitos Bay, suitable for all ages. Bonitos bay incorporates a number of water cannons, low height water slides, cargo climbing nets, and a splash zone with a pirates head which fills with water then tips its entire contents over unsuspecting patrons.

Sun lounges and seating are provided around the water play areas, although on a blistering hot day, securing one can be a bit of a challenge.

Also on the island are food and other refreshment facilities, although we did not need to use these as the park is also “picnic” friendly and unlike a number of Queensland counterparts does not prevent patrons from bringing coolers full of refreshments and food in. In fact there are ample picnic tables and similar shaded areas available throughout the park. Lockers (at a daily cost of $10) and BBQs (at a cost of $25 for the day) are also available for hire.

For those not wanting to get wet there are a number of dry land activities which can be enjoyed including archery, mini golf, paddle boats, canoes, wave swinger, little buggy speedway, giant jumping mat, go karts, “train” and a carousel. The use of all these activities is included in the admission price but height restrictions do apply.

Other food kiosks and guest services are provided on the mainland along with two older style tube based water slides known as the Gold Rush Rapids and Wild West Canyon. Overall Adventure Park Geelong offers, albeit at a significant cost, a family a full day of both water and dry land activities.

While not being on the same level as its counterparts in Queensland it is an admirable attempt to provide Victorians with a smaller scale water theme park and one which, if today was any indication, is becoming extremely popular with young and old alike.

Key tips are:

1. Get there early and secure a locker (as on peak days they fill up)
2. Secure a lounge
3. Take sun screen
4. Do the popular rides first
5. Take plenty of water to keep hydrated
6. Dont take any valuables

Visited January 2013
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“Great day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Went yesterday and had a great day.

Although it was 34 degrees, there was plenty of spots to find some shade.

Got there just after 10am and spent about 5-10 minutes in the queue to buy tickets. Decided to do all of the non water attractions first while it was not to hot. The kids loved the wave swinger.

It was then time for the water activities and although it was a very busy day, the longest wait would have been 15 minutes.

We were there until 5.00pm when it closed. So for 7 hours of entertainment, the cost of $38 is not to bad.

Visited February 2013
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“Poor cousin to Wet 'n Wild”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Had 2 kids (4 and 2, one of them under 90cm) so cost was $66 for me and 4 y.o. between 90-120cm. A bit pricey but my friend had 3 kids (10, 8 and 5) and paid $144 (if wives had come it would have been about $100 and $180 respectively). So pretty pricey and no family deals. Looks professional (like a QLD/overseas theme park) going in but then you realise pretty quickly there aren't many decent rides/ slides. No thrills at all unless you get thrilled easily. Good for the young kids and a couple of rides for older kids but I would have thought a teenager would be quite bored as there are a lot of lame rides e.g. a golf buggy type ride around the perimeter passed 5 statues of animals was laughable. Overall, nice try, alright for young kids, a bit boring for everyone else and if I'd paid $144 before food I'd be hoping for a bit more. Unfortuneately there aren't any alternatives for these sort of things in Vic but if you like QLD Wet n Wild it isn't in teh same ball park. Also water was cold and 28degrees when we went so everyone was shivering waiting for rides.

Visited January 2013
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