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TripAdvisor names Australia’s top amusement parks

TripAdvisor has announced it’s Traveller’s Choice pick for amusement parks in Australia and around the world!

If you’re not hitting up an amusement park today, which we assume you aren’t because you’re reading this, why not pretend you’re screaming your lungs out on a super fun roller coaster by living vicariously through the travellers whose determined this list?

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Note: Excerpts in quotes are taken from TripAdvisor traveller reviews.

  1. WetSide Water Park  – Hervey Bay, Queensland

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Located on the foreshore at Hervey Bay, the WetSide Water Park is family-friendly water park “with variety of slides and pools” for kids of all ages. “A great spot to cool the kids down”, the free entry water park includes both complementary and “reasonably priced” rides. Visitors can also enjoy a light show display featuring a combination of music, water fountains, coloured illuminations on Friday and Saturday evenings.

  • One-day admission: Free (pay for $5  for 10 times on Water Slides and $6 for FlipSide Board Rider)
  1. Aqua Fun Park – Twin Waters, Queensland

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Stretching on a runway of over 200 metres, Aqua Fun Park is an inflatable water park situated within Novotel Twin Waters. The water park, known for its floating slides and obstacle courses, is “great fun for kids and adults alike”. Reviewers highly praised the “attentive and helpful” staff and “well-maintained” equipment.

  • One-day admission:  All – $17 for a single session, $28 for a double session and $12 for every extra session (one session is 50-minute long)
  1. Adventure World Perth Australia – Bibra Lake, Western Australia

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Adventure World is Perth’s only amusement and water park with over 25 exhilarating rides and attractions for visitors to enjoy. Nestled within beautifully landscaped botanical gardens and lawns, the “neat and well cared for” park includes a Hawaiian resort themed Kahuna Falls, an Aussie Wildlife experience and a Dragon’s Kingdom.

  • One-day admission: Adult – $129, Child (3-9) – $123
  1. Aussie World– Caloundra, Queensland

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Aussie World is a popular amusement park among families with younger children thanks to “simple classics” such as the chair swing, log ride, pirate ship, Ferris wheel and more. Travellers especially love the “smaller crowd” and “value for money” entrance fees.  Travellers can buy Aussie World Theme Park General Admission Ticket on TripAdvisor for access to access to over 30 rides and attractions.

  • One-day admission: All – $40
  1. WhiteWater World – Coomera, Queensland

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Co-located with Dreamworld, WhiteWater World has been delivering serious splashes since it first opened in 2006. Open all-year round, the water park features 12 slides, including dedicated pools for toddlers to “thrill rides for the adventurous”. Visitors had “great fun” especially on the Green Room, the Hydrocoaster and the Wiggle Bay.

  • One-day admission: Adult – $95, Child (3-13) – $85
  1. Magic Mountain – Merimbula, New South Wales

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Situated on the Sapphire Coast a short distance away from the town of Merimbula, Magic Mountain is the area’s most “highly recommended” family activity. The park is surrounded by greenery, and comes with a tree climb, barbeque and picnic facilities which adds to the family fun. While admission is free, visitors can opt to pay per ride or to purchase and unlimited pass.

  • One-day admission: Free (pay per ride) or All-Day Passes: Child (4-5) – $25, Youth (6-11) – $38, Adults (12+) – $45
  1. Dreamworld – Coomera, Queensland

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Dreamworld, “Australia’s largest theme park” host over one million visitors every year. The park is made up of several themed lands such as Ocean Parade, DreamWorks Experience, Wiggles World, and Tiger Island. Dreamworld is also a wildlife conservation park, supporting the protection and conservation of more than 500 animals including tigers, koalas and tree kangaroos.

  • One-day admission: Adult – $95, Child (3-13) – $85
  1. Jamberoo Action Park – Jamberoo, New South Wales

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Set amongst 40 hectares of landscaped gardens and parklands, Jamberoo Action Park offers a wide range of water rides, slides and attractions offered. The park is recommended for a “great family day out” as the rides appeal to both kids and adults. Visitors especially love The Rock, Funnel Web, Taipan and the Toboggan.

  1. Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World – Oxenford, Queensland

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One of Gold Coast’s top water parks, Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World has “plenty of selection of slides and water fun for all ages”. Visitors can sail through Mammoth Falls in a six-person tube, take a wild ride on Terror Canyon, enter the adventure playground of Buccaneer Bay and more. The water park is open all year round as pools and rides are kept heated during winter months. Travellers can purchase a Gold Coast Theme Park Pass on TripAdvisor from $119 for a 3, 7 or 14 day access to Wet ‘n’ Wild and nearby theme parks such as Movie World and Sea World.

  • One-day admission: Adult – $74, Child (3-13) – $69
  1. Warner Bros. Movie World – Oxenford, Queensland

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Visitors can get a taste of “Hollywood on the Gold Coast” at the Warner Bros. Movie World. Attractions includes favourite superheroes and stars themed rides such as Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster, Harry Potter–themed sets and a Green Lantern Coaster. Visitors can also look forward to entertaining performances from the Looney Toons crew and an action packed car stunt show.

  • One-day admission: Adult – $89, Child (3-9) – $79

Here’s the world-wide list:

  1. Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Orlando, Florida
  2. Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Florida
  3. Le Puy du Fou – Les Epesses, France
  4. Universal Studios Hollywood – Los Angeles, California
  5. Universal Studios Florida – Orlando, Florida
  6. Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Orlando, Florida
  7. Europa-Park – Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  8. Tivoli Gardens – Copenhagen, Denmark
  9. The Island in Pigeon Forge – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  10. Disneyland Park – Marne-la-Vallee, France


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