Big Splash Waterpark, Canberra

(2.2/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
Big Splash is a waterpark in Canberra, Australia. It is located in the suburb of Macquarie and is the only waterpark in Canberra. It originally opened with a 50m Pool with a kids pool at the end of it in the late 1960s.When the pool opened it was Government-owned and known as Macquarie Swimming pool, also often referred to as Jammo Pool. The slides were introduced in the early 1980s.The pool was sold from government ownership. It was bought by a family and then later sold to the Watkins family in the 1990s.The current name for the facility is Big Splash Waterpark. It now has a total of eleven water slides - the Family Slide and the Kamikaze slide that extend downwards from the top of Splash Tower, The Hurricane Twins that begin at the Splash Viewing Platform. Big Splash includes a children's area called Splash Island which includes 3 slides and playing area. There was the Yellow Bubble pool for toddlers, which had two small water slides landing into shallow water. However this was removed in the 2014/2015 season and a new playground was installed for smaller children. There is also a Learn to Swim Pool and a 50m Pool. Big Splash also has a dry Inflatable Obstacle Course for Children, and wet Inflatable Obstacle Courses for Adults and Children.Following the 2010 closures of the Speedcoaster and Twister slides at Wet'n'Wild Water World on the Gold Coast, Watkins personally purchased both rides for $1.5 million. The rides were installed in 2012, but red tape delayed their opening until 2013. The slides were actually purchased for much less from Wet N Wild however installation costs were high.
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  • We went to Big Splash for the first time and were pleasantly surprised by the range of facilities on offer. It has a great selection of swimming pools of varying depths and a wonderful kids play area ...  more »
  • We enjoyed our day out at Big Splash. There are 6 big water slides of varying speeds, plus a good baby pool with a little slide, and a little kid pool with half-sized water slides - good for primary a...  more »
  • Having just spent a day at Jamberoo Water Park last week, I can honestly say Big Splash was better value for money, unlike Jamberoo if you don't want to use the water slides you don't pay for them, it...  more »
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  • I loved this place because the slides are awesome and I really want to go there again my sister got to go there for a birthday party and she went on the twister slide
  • One of the best attractions in Canberra! They've changed it a bit the baby area is very different. There's 3 slides for the younger kids and 4 for the big kids. I went on the new one and it was the bomb! You go down on an inflatable seat and it's the best ride there! Definitely going back next year
  • Not much fun after a while some kid split there chin there a few weeks ago and you are not meant to bring in any hot or cold food and the food is expensive and when you go down a slide where the slide connects there are bumps and it hurts your bum all the way down I do not recommenced it for anyone if you are thinking about going go to Jamberoo action park it is worth the trip>
  • I love this place. Would give it 5 stars if they cleaned up sticks and things under the trees.
  • Ilove love love love big shple