All of my wild children love a speedy water slide. And in fact, I don’t mind one myself.
No need to look too far for Sydney water slides, there are many and they range from the expensive water parks like Wet ‘n’ Wild and Jamberoo to the more affordable options like Aquatopia and the terrific slides found at some Sydney swimming pools.
Here’s our list, click on the name to jump down the page to read all about it.
NB If you are searching more for the sorts of Sydney water park found in playgrounds and totally free to use then stand by, a post is coming soon.
Here’s a map showing where Sydney’s best water slides are found.
Contents of this post
- Sydney Water Parks + Water Slides
- A Water Park Near Sydney
- Sydney Water Slides At Swimming Pools
- Do It Yourself Giant Water Slides
NB Always click through to the individual website to check timetable and to ensure the water slides are operational.
Sydney Water Parks + Water Slides
Prairiewood Leisure Centre, Prairie Vale Road, Prairiewood NSW 2176
This excellent Sydney water park has been built by Fairfield Council to provide an affordable alternative for western Sydney families. The water play equipment is terrific and extensive, but beware, Aquatopia does get very busy on hot days.
Cables Aqua Park, Penrith
Part of Cables Wake Park, this Aqua Park consists of a series of connecting inflatable slides, runways and jumping pillows.
Children need to be six years and over to play. 50 minute sessions start on the hour from 10am – 4pm.
Read more on our post about Cables Wake Park here.
Manly Surf n Slide (was Manly Waterworks)
This is a water slide centre on the West Esplanade which just has three daring slides. My family have had fantastic summer day’s out here. Highly recommend once your kids are big and brave enough.
Address: On the corner of West Esplanade and Commonwealth Parade.
Phone: 02 9949 6645
Opening hours: Opens 23rd September, open 10am – 5pm in school holidays and then Sat/Sun 10am – 5pm when term starts again
Height: Children must be taller than 110cm to slide. Children aged 10 and under must be supervised on the slides by a person aged over 16 years.
The largest water park in Sydney has wonderful water slides, a huge wave pool and excellent areas for younger children too. Wet and Wild is the largest of the Sydney water parks and even has dinosaurs!
A Water Park Near Sydney
Jamberoo Action Park
Jamberoo Action Park is one – two hours south of Sydney, depending on where you live. This water park is larger and cheaper than Wet’n’Wild and many Sydney families prefer it.
Read more about Planning A Trip To Jamberoo Action Park on this post.
Sydney Water Slides At Swimming Pools
Botany Aquatic Centre
Myrtle & Jasmine Streets, Botany
Website: click 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. This is one of the best pools with slides in Sydney.
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.
Emerton: Charles Lowles 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.
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. Another terrific pool with slides in Sydney.
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.
There are many other excellent family friendly swimming facilities at Ryde Aquatic Centre too.
Address: 504 Victoria Road, Ryde 2112
Phone: 02 8878 5111
Read all the details you need to plan a visit to Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre here.
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
This Sydney swim and play mecca has a huge long water slide and the largest indoor water park in Sydney, which is all included in the ticket price.
You need to be over 1.2m to whizz down the giant waterslide, 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.
Do It Yourself Giant Water Slides
Don’t forget you can make your own big Sydney water slides, click here for all the info. It really is easy to make water slides for kids, and of course, you can buy simple ones too.
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?