Gumbuya World, Tynong

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Gumbuya World is a friendly, family orientated theme park with beautiful natural bushland native animals and birds. Set on 430 acres, 45 mins from Melbourne CBD. With function rooms and lovely gardens, there is something for everyone.
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  • 'Gumbuya Park' was affordable and fun for the whole family. The best ride was the Toboggan slide. You used to be able to get an all-day pass from Scoopon for $15! ...Of course, they knocked it all dow...  more »
  • It is gratifying to have a park like this because it is not too demanding. Zoos, amusement parks, and water parks are all together. I believe the expansion will be more red. If there are many people, we suggest renting a small house.
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  • Since they changed the name to Gumbuya World they got rid of the Toboggan, the Cars and the Pedal Bikes also they put the price up to make it extremely expensive so I would recommend staying away from...  more »
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  • Enjoyed thoroughly...was mixed weather ...sun and rain but enjoyed..right from the python to different birds. The 4 kids, 3 yr - 12 yr, all enjoyed time with birds. Dingo was also good to watch and so were the koala. There are few others to watch..there are some rides which will work for everyone. Play area is also there for the toddlers, they will enjoy. Water park is the main fun...especially the lazy river..had lot of fun. Cafeteria opposite to lazy park is good serves hot chips, nuggets and other hot food/ drinks too. Staff were friendly and helpful. Overall it was good day, not much crowded due to the mixed weather.
  • Fantastic family experience! The variety was great! For most of the rides, a minimum height of 100cm is required so keep that in mind. The staff were fantastic, very interactive with all the kids, kept their smiles up despite the busyness and very helpful. You can't bring your own food in but their variety and portion sizes were surprisingly big! Heaps of parking, lockers available, plenty of seating and overall great experience. Great value for money and look forward to dinosaur world! Well done :)
  • We went to Gumbuya World on what turned out to be a 41 degree day and it was great. Earlier in the day we were able to explore all of the Australian animals and by lunch time we were in the water park cooling off. Each pool had a little bit of a shaded area if needed. Refreshments are scattered across the park and the prices were reasonable. Bring some coins for lockers. Can't wait to see what else comes from Gumbuya World.
  • There was a long wait to get in for online ticket holders, when people just turning up got in faster. Cabana's sold out in 4 minutes of opening and not enough seating under the shade. I did not go near the water slides as there was over an hour wait all day. The food prices was reasonable with hot chips for $5, pizza, chip & drink combo for $18.50, frozen coke $6, beer/cider $7, a glass of wine $6 and coffee $4.50. We avoided the long queue for food by ordering our food by 12pm and only waited 10 minutes for the food to be cooked. Also took advantage of the unlimited pass out to the car for extra food/drinks. The kids managed to ride a few rides however after 11.30am to many people waiting and gave up. I suggest getting there when the gates open and run down to secure your base/sitting first. If I had older kids head to the slides first, as the rides are limited for the older ones. The animal section is boring but nicely built. The kids had fun but will wait until all stages are built before going back.
  • It's great to see some initiative for bringing more tourism to this area. I am hoping that many local businesses benefit and that this has created employment in the area. Unfortunately, there are a few flaws that other similar style of parks have avoided. Cannot bring own food in - apparently this is to decrease the risk of allergies but I have a feeling it is really to make more profit from consumers. I always insist on bringing my own food in for a child with allergies as I just don't trust that all people know how to avoid cross-contact of ingredients in food preparation. Cafe menu is not available on the website which means that you cannot budget for the day, nor can you see if they have any healthy food on offer like apples, salad sandwiches made to order etc (not prepackaged). I understand that they need to make a profit and making people purchase food via cafe is one way to do so however, not allowing people to bring in some package chips or fresh fruit is too restrictive. Perhaps allow people to bring in package food and also add a $10 charge to the ticket and give people a voucher for the cafe. This would mean the company would profit from the cafe and people could still bring their own food in. One of the activities was not available when we inquired and we still had to pay full price. This was disappointing. It would be good to have a ticket available as an observer. I am wondering if they would consider one observer per 2 children over the age of 10. It might encourage people to use the facilities more. I live relatively close to this place and would love to take my children there throughout the year. However, the cost of doing so is just too high. I would be lucky to be able to afford this once a year.

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