Jamberoo Action Park – A Great Family Day Out

Jamberoo Action Park big slides

Very happy twins standing in front of the Funnelweb and the Perfect Storm rides.

One of our family’s best summer days out so far these holidays has been to Jamberoo Action Park.

Jamberoo has been an annual Big Day Out for us for many years and this year’s expedition was as joyful and adventurous as ever.

(See an earlier post about Planning A Trip To Jamberoo here.)

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We were lucky to have a day at Jamberoo without big crowds so we didn’t have to wait for more than a few minutes for any of the rides.  Bloody marvellous!

My twins are now 10 and great swimmers so I feel quite relaxed when they run around and do rides on their own.

But we all went together to go on the new ride, the Perfect Storm, you can see it above with the tractor and bus attached.  This amazing ride has three tornado sections where you swirl around a funnel, and it’s REALLY long.

We loved it, even myself who gets quite freaked out in the dark section of water slides.

I still find the dreaded Funnelweb scarier though. Check out this mini video.

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The Taipan is another of our favourites. When the kids were little they always demanded that I went on with them but they are happy to go alone now.  I still do it though, just not as many times as them.

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Jamberoo Action Park

Billabong Beach

Billabong Beach, with it’s huge water playgrounds, is where we usually base ourselves. If you get there early you can grab some of the loungers in the shade. Billabong Beach is ideal for younger kids, with lots of splashing and sliding for them to do.

Jamberoo Action Park

Billabong Beach

The Rapid River is another of our family’s faves.

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Banjo’s Billabong was new in 2015 and it’s also enormous and a great spot for families to picnic around.

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The massive bucket splash is a kids’ favourite but it’s too wild for this old mamma.

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Check out all the other rides and the fab wave beach on the Jamberoo website here.

See a park map here.

 

For our family’s top tips on planning and enjoying your day, see this post:

Planning A Trip To Jamberoo Action Park

 

Happy splashing!

Seana xx

 

PS Another post you might also like is:

Sydney Best Water Slides for Kids and Families

PPS Many thanks to Jamberoo Action Park for providing giveaway tickets and for hosting my family on this year’s visit.

  

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

86 Comments

  • January 10, 2017

    Sandra White

    My children’s favourite thing to do at a water park….
    Definitely splashing each other and causing a muck,
    We’ve never been to Jamberoo before,
    But winning would cause my kids to have war,
    In the water that is!

    • January 16, 2017

      Grace Taffa

      Hi Seana
      My favourite thing to do in water parks is to try and do as many rides as my kids, so I can feel young again.
      Also, to hear my kids laughter when I try and attempt some of the rides.
      My kids still dont think Im cool.
      Grace

      • January 17, 2017

        Angela Ng

        Hi Seana, my 6 years old love any adrenalin pumping activities be it in a dry or water park! He loves going on the scariest ride with his dad over and over again. If we are lucky to win the free tickets, my son will be so happy and I think he will ask for a sleepover in the park! He’s a water baby. Thank you!

    • January 16, 2017

      Rania Ghossain

      My children LOVE the water bucket…. they can’t wait till it fills up to splash them all!!! No matter where they are their eyes are on that bucket…. anything with water is a winner for my kids. We have never been to Jamberoo…. but the kid’s don’t stop talking about the ‘Perfect Storm’…. we did not even know about it. They explained it to us in detail, like they have seen and tried it before ??. .. ..

    • January 17, 2017

      Lydia C. Lee

      The kids favourite thing is to slide at speed, but my favourite thing is to see the kids without their phones for a WHOLE day! (and with no arguments about it either!)

  • January 10, 2017

    Tina Genrich

    My children’s favourite thing to do at a water park is to go on the biggest and scariest looking ride or slide, this is just as scary for the adults seeing them do this!! We have never been to Jamberoo and I imagine this would be an amazing day out, and not just for the little kids.

  • January 10, 2017

    Maryanne Vella

    My kids favourite thing to do at a water park is to ride the biggest and fastest rides and Jamberoo’s are the best.

  • January 10, 2017

    Sally Connell

    My two girls always love trying to trick their Grandpa into standing under the big bucket at just the right time. The girls squeel with laughter as Grandpa always graciously plays along.

  • January 10, 2017

    Gemma Croft

    My children’s favourite thing to do at a water park is play together. As they grow older (14, 11 and 9) their interests vary. When water is involved they all come together to play with plenty of laughs, games and of course some sibling rivalry!!

  • January 10, 2017

    Sally

    My kids loooove the slides and buckets that fill and tip water all over them! Would love the opportunity to take them to Jamberoo ?

  • January 10, 2017

    Sarah

    My favourite thing do to is sit back and watch my kids faces as they are overcome with Joy and Happiness when they first enter the amusements at the water. It is always a great day as the children are totally engaged and grateful for a fun experience.

  • January 10, 2017

    Sally

    My kids loooove the slides and buckets that fill and tip water all over them! Would love the opportunity to take them to Jamberoo ?

  • January 10, 2017

    Kirsten Doubek

    My little one loves the big slides and my oldest remembers the amazing wave pool and of course, hot chips and ice cream! They’ve been but I haven’t and would love to go with them!

  • January 10, 2017

    Cynthia

    We’ve never been to Jamberoo and have been wanting to take our boys there for a while! My 6yo is crazy about water specially water slides, he’s not scared at all, little daredevil! Lol And my 3yo is happy splashing in the toddler pools. It would be an amazing family time for us!

  • January 10, 2017

    Claire Penrose

    Cram in as many slides and rides as they can! My eldest loves the thrill of the big rides, the other two are content to cruise around and try everything else! We’d love to give Jambaroo a try!

  • January 10, 2017

    Amanda Rawson

    My girls love to get wet!! In the slides, the bucket, any way. They are such water lovers. We haven’t been to Jamberoo but would love to go. I didn’t realise it had so much to do!! Fingers crossed.

  • January 10, 2017

    Joanne

    My kids have never been to Jamberoo and nor have I.. We would love to go – we love playing in the water and going on water slides in our local pool – but Jamberoo looks something else! The rapid river and taipan look amazing – not sure I’m brave enough for the funnel web though ?

  • January 10, 2017

    Belinda Le

    My kids love to go on the biggest water slide at the park. Little thrill seeking dare Devils!

  • January 10, 2017

    Fiona Safadi

    My 3 kids love going on water slide after water slide after water slide until they are so tired I almost have to carry them home. We haven’t been to Jamberoo so to win tickets would be a real treat. It looks amazing.

  • January 10, 2017

    Danielle

    My son loves wave pools & has been wanting to go to Jamberoo all summer, he would be so happy if we won tickets ?

  • January 10, 2017

    Heather

    My three love to stand under the massive bucket and wait for it to tip on their heads!!

  • January 10, 2017

    Melissa Zammit

    They love splashing mummy and having water fights,they also love the water slides and whirl pools…and are always up for a race to see who can swim the fastest…I haven’t been to jamberoo since I was a child and the kids are always begging to go when the see the ad on tv..thanks for the chance to win

  • January 10, 2017

    Kellie Campbell

    Oh boy! My children love, love, love the water and having never been on a waterslide before I think the slides and this experience would blow their minds!! What a great way to end the holidays should we be lucky enough to win.

  • January 10, 2017

    Ayesha Riaz

    My kids’ favourite thing to do at a water park is definitely splashing each other (and us!) They also love to go on the slides again and again and again….We have never been to Jamberoo before so it would be nice to win tickets….But reading your blog has made me all excited about it and we will plan soon.

  • January 10, 2017

    Fran

    I have 4kids the first thing they say after a slide and splash about is can we have icecream

  • January 10, 2017

    Naomi

    My kids love water slides, the faster the better. I haven’t been to Jamberoo in 25 years, it would be nice to take our children to enjoy it together.

  • January 10, 2017

    Melissa

    Oh gosh, my kids just love running around and going mental. My older two are more adventurous now so love water slides while my younger two are happy just to splash in the water play areas.

  • January 10, 2017

    Kim P

    Has to be the water slides. I’m sure my kids would get a great laugh seeing mum go down one.

  • January 10, 2017

    Jen

    My kids love going on the water slides with the cameras. They prepare their crazy faces for photos that they can check at the bottom, before running back up to the top to do it all again – over and over and over again!

  • January 10, 2017

    Linda Priori

    So I asked my kiddies the question.. They love getting wet,going on the rides and meeting new friends …. Jamberoo is awsome! Yes we have been there .. And can’t wait to go again some day .

  • January 10, 2017

    Carly

    Whenever theres a wave pool,
    My girls think thats the epitome of cool!
    Diving in and out of the waves,
    They could stay there for days,
    Where do they get all their fuel??!

    We’re only new to Sydney, so didnt know about Jamberoo until your Facebook post!
    It looks pretty cool. I dont know if Im brave enough for this Funnelweb that you speak of though!! Those scary rides just arnt as easy to stomach as you get older! Haha

  • January 10, 2017

    Joanne Stephenson

    My DS 5 loves the splash buckets. I haven’t been to jambaroo since I was a kid in the 90’s. Looks like it has changed a lot since then. I remember just the days of the tabogan and mini boat races.

  • January 10, 2017

    Ilona Welch

    Ilona Welch
    At a fun park my kids favourite ride is any that I’ll go on with them!! It’s such a great way to create hilarious family memories!!

  • January 11, 2017

    Lydia

    My little persons favourite thing to do is the slides she gets that belly laugh happening everytime ?

  • January 11, 2017

    Natalie Nolan

    How awesome!! We would LOVE to go to Jamberoo! We have never been or to any other water park. But my two little fishes (daughters) absolutely LOVE the water!! Having moved from Queensland to Syd recently they’re really missing the lifestyle by the water, a day at Jamberoo would def help that!! Thank you so much!!

  • January 11, 2017

    Gayle milligan

    Planning on taking my daughter for her 11th birthday in Feb. Cant wait, looks so much fun:)

  • January 11, 2017

    Eva Li

    My boys would team up to get me in the water, something which I seldom do. I had usually watched from the sidelines at beaches and pool. But I don’t think I can resist that big giant water slide. This would probably something that they will remember for a long time.

  • January 11, 2017

    Sarah Towns

    We have been to Jamberoo once before when my eldest was just tall enough to go on the rides, we are planning to go again very soon and can’t wait for my daughter to be able to experience the rides also! The kids love the excitement of the rides but also the thrill of getting wet from the water park, oh and don’t forget the toboggans!! My tip is to take a BBQ and use these facilities to enjoy our big day out – enjoy a picnic to help bring costs down!

  • January 11, 2017

    Bani Adam

    Slides!! As soon so as they were tall enough to be allowed on they didn’t hesitate!! Jamberoo would be a great day out for the family!

  • January 11, 2017

    Al Eli

    Wish all these were around when we were growing up! So much fun and it’s great time to be a parent and catch up on the splash park fun with my family! My kids definitely love SLIDES..and I do too! Jamberoo would be a fantastic experience We’d be there first and help close up. Thank you

  • January 11, 2017

    Sarah Luck

    My Children love to slip, slide and splash their way to happiness! Thank you ?

  • January 15, 2017

    Vivian Tang

    I’m sure my 5 and 8 year old would love the SLIDES!! It’s hard to say though, they’ve never been to a water park before – they’d be so thrilled to go!

  • January 16, 2017

    Jo Lewis

    My boys are just happiest when they’re wet!! From a paddling pool to a water park they’ll amuse themselves for as long as they’ve got!! Never been to jamberoo before though so that would be a new experience!

  • January 16, 2017

    Vanessa Thorne

    Those pictures and videos looked absolutely amazing. We have been melting in sydney the last couple of weeks and that looks like something we should definitely try . Two girls age 8 and 9 and they would absolutely love every minute of it – and never been to a water park either.. so not sure what they favourite would be – I’m sure they would be wowed by it al . Presently their favourite thing is running under the sprinkler so they will have a ball at the park .

    Fingers crossed here !

  • January 16, 2017

    Therese Roby

    Our kids LOVE to slide in the water, around the corners on their tummy. Love hearing their laughter.

  • January 16, 2017

    Jennifer Cutler

    My kids favourite activity in the water at the moment is pretending they are Moana from the latest Disney movie and sing and splash about like they are the brave heroine. The water makes them fearless and brings out their creativity

  • January 16, 2017

    Maxabella

    We die-hard Jamberoo fans and the kids are desperate to try the Perfect Storm ride. Water slides are easily our favourite thing to do at a waterpark (although my second fave thing is to wrap my towel around my waist at every opportunity!!)

  • January 16, 2017

    Nicolette

    My daughter loves the river rafts and my son loves to try be brave and go on some bigger rides. We’ve never been to Jamberoo so maybe we could all try the same rides at the same time for a change ?. On our entertainer list for when the grandparents are here too…

  • January 16, 2017

    Sheila Freeman

    My favourite is to go on the slides with the grandchildren to prove even the oldies can have fun and have a go. No been to Jamberoo but would love to go with the kids.

  • January 16, 2017

    Helen Dawes

    My boys think water parks are the best fun, especially when they manage to get me to scream on the scary slides. I hope we win, none of us (Hubby and I included) has ever been able to go to Jamberoo.

  • January 16, 2017

    Tenekah

    My childs favourite thing to do at a water park is run through any sprinkler type things that spray water. He also likes to wait for the big bucket of water (we visit Wet n Wild Sydney) and likes to use the water spray guns to spray people 🙂

  • January 16, 2017

    Angela

    We went to a water park with our 3 boys for the first time last year and it was great for all. My 17 year old son liked swimming with his sun glasses on (yes I know why he was wearing them). My 15 year old went on every slide at least twice. My 7 year old wouldn’t go on any of the big slides but spent all day in the play area and rode a slippery slide about 500 times. He went round and round. He thought it was his slide as he was the only kid using it. His highlight was eating iceblocks on the slide ! Small joys !!! Hubby liked floating around on a blow up donut. I enjoyed watching everyone doing their thing.

  • January 16, 2017

    Rachel

    I recently got the chance to go to Jamberoo for just a few hours as we passed through, might sound silly but it was such a hot day we needed to get the kids out of the car for a break so we stopped. Although we only went on a few rides and did not get chance to see most of the park, I would say their favourite thing was the wave pool that day. I can give a few good tips that I definately saw that day – which I will definitely use if I get the chance to go back. You can take your own food, which I think is great for big families or kids with allergies etc. You can bring in your own gazebos/ umbrellas, chairs, esky and full on picnics and find a nice shady spot to set up for the day. Makes a great central spot so that the whole family knows where to meet and can come back and get water/ food etc. Also you can get lockers for $10 for the day if you want to lock up valuables ( we just used this as obviously weren’t there long and didn’t know about the whole ‘camp out’ thing) the lockers are huge and big enough to fit loads in. So must say a fantastic park and would love to go back for a whole day.

  • January 16, 2017

    Leanne Stansbury

    Haven’t been to Jamberoo so still to discover the kids’ best things to do!
    If visits to other water parks is any indication, the biggest and fast slides will produce the biggest exclamations!
    Mama will stand there watching and cover her eyes fast whilst the kids and dad come flashing, splashing past.
    If we win the passes to Jamberoo, we’ll be sure to come back and tell you what made us go whoooo hoooooo!

  • January 16, 2017

    Kate Fuller

    Mr 3 loves to run around like a psycho (a cute lil one) trying to get as wet as possible and try all the different water spouts. Hilariously laughing at himself getting “dunked by that bucket again…how does it know to get me”

  • January 16, 2017

    Jacqui R

    The splash bucket is a favourite for our kids. The anticipation, the excited little faces as it begins to tip and finally the squeals and giggles as we all get soaked. Such fun!

  • January 17, 2017

    Le

    Mine are still a little young so they love putting their hands on any smaller flowing water or squirting water at water parks & then squealing, running away & then creeping back to do it all over again. They’ve recently been brave enough to go through arches of constantly flowing water. It brings me absolute joy to watch & is the best thing about summer!

  • January 17, 2017

    Michelle Robbé

    My son wants to go for the fastest biggest and highest ride with the biggest thrill factor. Also jumping off the highest rock or place into water. Height and speed and splash is the ideal combo.

  • January 17, 2017

    Lauren

    My boys are only young but love the water.They love water slides and could stay in the water for hours!!

  • January 17, 2017

    Helen Kyriacou

    Just like every kid they would love the water slides, the adrenaline they will get from sliding down at high speeds with water splashing all over them again and again. As for me I’d love to hear them tell me it was the best day ever! 🙂

  • January 17, 2017

    Annie

    We have never been to a water park with my daughter, this is the first summer she is old enough. Until now her favourite thing has been running around the sprinkler in the garden on a hot day. I will know what her favourite thing about water parks is by the end of this summer

  • January 17, 2017

    Chris

    Hi Seana,
    I think it all starts when you load the kids into the car and set off for a great days adventure.
    To see the look of excitement on their faces is priceless.
    For us anything which involves myself and the kids getting wet always brings huge amounts of laughter.
    Even washing the car as the kids hose down their Dad.
    But water slides would have to be a favourite.
    I haven’t been to Jamberoo since I was a kid and it looks like a great way for a single Dad to spent a great day with his kids.
    Thanks.

  • January 17, 2017

    Madeline Logiacco

    My kids’ favorite thing to do at a water park is to go completely ballistic with excitement and run from one thing to the next while dad and I try to keep up. But it is all totally worth it to see them get that enthusiastic and excited. We’ve never been to Jamberoo, so it would be an amazing treat for all of us – I know my 8yr old daughter would make it her mission to go on the craziest and scariest slides possible!

  • January 17, 2017

    Amanda Dougall

    My eldest daughter (of 4) just turned 11 yesterday. She desperately wanted to take a couple of friends to Jamberoo. Sadly I had to tell her maybe next year as I’ve just had surgery and we’ve just moved house and we simply couldn’t organise and fit it in. She loves the water and was even awarded Junior Swim Champion at school this year. This would be an awesome surprise! You can always celebrate your birthday again a few weeks later right?

  • January 17, 2017

    Kim

    My boy hasn’t been to a ‘proper’ water park yet – although he keeps seeing adds for them & is dying to go to one!!.. Like all kids, he loves to splash & would be so super excited if he got to go on the slides!!

  • January 17, 2017

    Aurea Rodricks

    My kids favourite thing to do in a water park ; with my son is to try as many of the scary rids as possible . My daughter loves the wave pool and the smaller slides. It’s a great way to stay cool and for the whole family to enjoy a great day out. We’ve never been to Jamberoo before, it would be awesome to get a family pass.

  • January 17, 2017

    Melanie

    My children’s favourite thing to do at a water park is to try and go on all the rides as many times as possible – sprinting between each ride then demanding mum and dad hurry up as they want to go on them with us. Meanwhile poor mum and dad are hobbling along with our feet burning from the hot concrete! Next time I’m bringing Aqua socks!!!

  • January 17, 2017

    Joni

    We have been meaning to go to Jamberoo for years and have never been, we also have not yet been to Wet and Wild in Sydney. We did go to the one in Queensland but that was a while back. My youngest son is a real engineer in the making so his favourite thing to do at a water park is to block or alter the water pathways and see what happens with the water flow!

  • January 17, 2017

    Sandy Collins

    My kids are real water babies. They absolutely love water parks especially the slides.

  • January 17, 2017

    Jane Whitelaw

    They love to get wet!
    Sprinkled, Soaked, Dunked and Drenched!
    At the Rapid River, Banjo’s Billabong, Taipan or Funnelweb!
    Seeing MUM dunked is the BEST!

    • January 17, 2017

      Jane Whitelaw

      we went to Jamberoo about 3 years ago. It is my kids favourite (they went their once and to wet n wild once two years ago), they particularly love it because of the taboggans – it’s a great alternative to the slides when they start feeling a bit waterlogged. Mind you, if you go down on one of these super hot sunny days we’ve been experiencing I’m not sure any of them would want to get out of the water (except to run to the top of another water ride)

  • January 17, 2017

    Stangatt

    Unfortunately I’ve got the kid that likes to put there face over the water spouts and when it goes off hits him in the face! For some reason he finds it hilarious!?

  • January 17, 2017

    Amelia Allan

    We haven’t been to Jamberoo, they have been asking me but it would take a financial miracle! My kids’ favourite thing to do is terrify themselves, and then laugh like mad and do it over and over again!! (Mine is to take photos of them doing that :-)).

  • January 17, 2017

    Joanne Roberts

    My boys are 6 and 3, they love splashing, sliding and love new adventures. We have never been to Jamberoo and would definitely love the opportunity to tick this place off our family bucket list!
    Jo

  • January 17, 2017

    Renae De Giorgio

    My 2 daughters have never been to a water park before, but I know that their favourite thing would be everything. They both love swimming & any type of water activities, even if it is bathing their dolls in a bucket of water in the backyard. I would love the opportunity to take them to a water park to be able to make more fun & happy family memories.

  • January 17, 2017

    Louise

    My kids favorite thing to do at a water park (and my
    Hubby’s I might add) is drag poor me on the scariest water slide there!! I always give in and must admit the day out as a family is talked about endlessly with the kids and definitely worth my nerves waiting in line :). We have been to Jamberoo but not recently so haven’t tried the funnel web or perfect storm. I’m sure we will though if we’re lucky enough to win! We try to go on a weekday or when the weather is so-so then the queues are shorter and getting around is a bit more relaxed.

  • January 17, 2017

    Michelle

    My children’s favourite thing to do at a water park would simply be just to swim and have fun together. We have been talking about taking them to Jamberoo but have never made it there and I think they would love it!!

  • January 17, 2017

    Elke Watmore

    My two boys love hearing me scream while slipping and sliding down water slides. The more thrilling the better and at 8 and 5 they still think it’s cool that Mummy has a laugh and is just as excited to be there as them!!

  • January 17, 2017

    Joan

    Hi Seana!
    Our 2 boys love the taipan especially when Mum gets on too! And billabong beach! ??

  • January 17, 2017

    Jamila kacanic

    My kids fav thing to do at a water park is EAT !!! Seriously it’s like yay lets go spend the day out and just worry about food all day long ha ha ha every time!! They love the slides and water parks but food is always the big question with my lot!!

  • January 17, 2017

    Kylie Clarkin

    Although I’d love to think I would be able to lounge around on the river relaxing, I’m sure the kids would have us in all the slides. Isn’t part of the challenge to see how quickly you can bolt to the end of the line again and again

  • January 18, 2017

    Jo

    My little Asd girl likes to go down the slides, over and over and over and over again ha ha !
    We haven’t been to jamberoo yet so I can’t review sorry! Looks very cool though

  • January 18, 2017

    Amii

    My childs favorite thing to do in water is to get as wet as possible and make all around him wet too. But all in fun!

  • January 18, 2017

    Angii Higgins

    We have never been to Jamberoo, and I would imagine both my kids will be delighted beyond belief based on those fab comments above. We hang out usually at local swimming pool or waterpark and they love running under the sprinkler or the spout hole.

  • January 18, 2017

    Michelle

    I’ll let you know after we win the tickets! So far my 3 year old has not visited a water park – the closest she’s had is a bucket of water and a wet cloth which she waved around with the vigor of a Spanish bullfighter. She looooooves water.

  • January 19, 2017

    Frances

    My children’s favourite thing to do at a water park is to splash around and have fun!