Sydney’s Best Water Slides – For Kids and Their Families (Updated)

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Sydney's BestWater Slides

All of my wild children love a speedy water slide. And in fact, I don’t mind one myself.

There are many here in Sydney, ranging from the very large water park Wet ‘n’ Wild, to smaller slides at swimming pools.

Guess what, you actually don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy a slide with splash here in Sydney!

Here’s the list, click on the name to jump down the page to read all about it.


NB Always check websites to ensure slides are operational and for slide opening hours!



Aquatopia at Prairiewood Leisure Centre

Prairiewood Leisure Centre, Prairie Vale Road, Prairiewood NSW 2176

This excellent new water park has been built by Fairfield Council to provide an afforable alternative for western Sydney families. Check out all the info on this post.


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Botany Aquatic Centre

Myrtle & Jasmine Streets, Botany

Phone: 9316-6218

Websiteclick here 

Two giant water slides are part of the fun of this Aquatic Centre. They are long, one is covered.  Height restriction 1.3m but if a little shorter the life guards can do a swim assessment instead.

Open on weekends and public holidays, times vary depending on weather and and numbers of people in the centre. You need to pay extra for water slides.

The pool layout at Emerton

Emerton Leisure Centre

Jersey Road, Emerton

Phone: 02 9628 7016,


Emerton Leisure Centre has a terrific indoor pool area with a 10-metre spiral slide.  The slide doesn’t have a height restriction but staff say it is only for children aged five and over.

There are no strict opening hours for the slide, but it tends to open around once an hour so long as staff are available to oversee it.

In the meantime the leisure pool, with its spray jets and spa seats is great fun.


Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre

Cnr King Georges and Forest Roads, Hurstville 2220

Phone: 9585 9600


A long curving waterslide provides thrills and spills here. You need to pay extra to use the water slide.  Open at weekends and during school holidays, call to check for specific hours as they vary. $2 charge for all day sliding.


Manly waterworks

Manly Surf n Slide (was Manly Waterworks)

This is a centre on the West Esplanade which just has three daring water slides. My family have had fantastic summer day’s out here. Highly recommend once your kids are big and brave enough.

Read all the info you need here.




Ryde Aquatic Centre water slide

Splashdown at Ryde!

Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre

There’s one huge 56m-long slide at Ryde, a huge swoosh of a ride. It’s open on weekends and in school holidays from 10am – 5pm. There is no height restriction and no extra charges apply.

Read all about Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre here.



water slide at sydney olympic park aquatic centre

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. See the double loop of the water slide?? Wheeee!

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

This Sydney swim and play mecca has a huge long water slide. You need to be over 1.2m to ride it, there’s a measuring chart at the entrance and they are strict.

The water slide is usually open during school holidays and at weekends, plus in the mid to late afternoons during the week. See the timetable here.

Read all the info you need about Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.


wet n wild sydney
Wet’n’Wild Sydney

427 Reservoir Road, Prospect
Season Opening Hours

The largest water park in Sydney has wonderful water slides, a huge wave pool and excellent areas for younger children too. And dinosaurs!  Read more on this post here.


how to make water slides at home

Do It Yourself Giant Water Slides

Don’t forget you can make your own big water slides, click here for all the info.

Also if you are down the south coast pop into Nowra Olympic Pool, the Bay and Basin Leisure Centre in Vincentia and not forgetting Jamberoo, of course.


Now then, am I missing any?

Please let me know of any others as I’d love to have a comprehensive list.

Which water slide do your kids love best?


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Posted on: December 16, 2016


  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Sonia Life Love Hiccups

    I had NO idea all these awesome places even existed. School holidays here we come! Great catching up with you last week hun. Lets lock that get together in with Carolyn asap. xx

    • Reply November 14, 2012


      Lets run the kids ragged at Manly Waterworks. All mine can whizz up and down those now. But Parramatta slides are a great love too. Love whizzing through the bush.

  • Reply November 14, 2012


    Thanks so much for this information. We could well be headed to Hurstville. $2 for all day sliding is a bargain!

    • Reply November 15, 2012


      Great, we’ll see you there. These school holidays will be here any minute, and they are so looooong. I’m talking to the kids about the wee project of doing all the slides this summer.

  • Reply November 16, 2012

    Ai Sakura

    What a lovely list! And great idea on the DIY slide! Wish we had more open space to do that at home haha

    • Reply November 16, 2012


      Thank you, I bet you have some great slides to go to though.

  • Reply November 16, 2012

    Kelly HTandT

    My fave is definitely the DIY slide!
    I didn’t know about the ones at Parramatta Pools, I figured it was just a lap pool there, so thanks for the tip.
    Very excited about the Wet’n’Wild Sydney, it’s about time we got another theme park, I miss Australia’s Wonderland, my kids will never know the joy!

    • Reply November 16, 2012


      Our front grass is at a great slope for the tarpaulin. Must get some more tent pegs for this summer for it. Yes, I am looking forward to the Wet n’ Wild too, my kids are all good ages for it.

  • Reply November 16, 2012

    Janine Fitzpatrick

    Isn’t it great that summer is on the way and we can enjoy slides and pools again?

  • Reply November 20, 2012


    This just confirms for me the fact that Sydney is severely lacking in water slides! Where is our giant water themed park?! Where, I ask you!?! x

    • Reply November 20, 2012


      A Wet n’Wild coming next year… we’ll be there on a school day to avoid the crowds!!

  • Reply January 2, 2014

    Liz P

    Springwood Leisure Centre is a little out of Sydney but also has a water slide – an extra $3 to ride. Open afternoons and school holidays.

    • Reply January 3, 2014

      Seana Smith

      Thank you somuch for letting me know, I’ll add it to the list when we’re back home!

  • Reply March 20, 2014

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  • Reply November 21, 2014


    When we lived in Sydney and the Gong we loved Olympic Park. It feels special knowing our Olympians swam there.

    Ryde Pool was where I cut my swimming teeth though.

    Thanks for this, I’ll share on fb for my Sydney mum friends.

    • Reply November 21, 2014

      Seana Smith

      Thanks Kylie, much appreciated. I’ve jusy heard there’s a new pool at Hornsby, not sure if they have a water slide though, will have to check.

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