The final countdown has begun to the launch of some serious fun, with less than two weeks until the opening of a thrilling new six-storey waterslide tower at ‘Perth’s Outback Splash’.
Overlooking the park’s ground-level attractions, the new tower features 489 metres, or almost half a kilometre, of state-of-the-art fibreglass waterslides. Finishing touches are being put on the waterslides in preparation for the official opening to the public on Wednesday, November 20.
For thrill seekers, pure excitement awaits, with two raft slides (‘The Wall’ and ‘Blackout’), an enclosed golden speed slide (‘Gold Rush’) and Western Australia’s fastest body slide, aptly named ‘The Wedgie’, where riders plunge downward at speeds of up to 75km/hour.
Perth’s Outback Splash Director, Paul Woodcock said anticipation was building, with everything on track for the public opening of the new slides.
“We are proud to have added to our attractions, expanding the park’s appeal for visitors of all ages. We invite everyone out this Summer to enjoy these amazing waterslides that are world-class, right here in Perth.”
Looking ahead, the team at Perth’s Outback Splash are already planning the next instalment of further enhancements at the park. Mr Woodcock said there was high public demand for a pool and other upgrades to the park’s year-round attractions were also being considered.
Sun Smart Sliding
The new slide tower has been custom engineered with shade in mind. Towering more than 20 metres in the air, is a solid roof to keep guests and the park’s crew in almost full shade all day.
The stairwell intertwines the tower itself, providing shade for riders on their ascent to the top. Shelter from the sun is also projected over the queuing area by a giant UV-rated shade sail.
Slides & More
Other upgrades at Perth’s Outback Splash include renovations to The Snack Shack kiosk, adding a large shaded outdoor seating area. Adjacent, new party cabanas are available for small-to-medium group bookings.
The Burger Bar (previously Cafe Iguana) has been refreshed with a must-see flat-wall art mural, thanks to famed local artist, Hans Bruechle. The menu features new chef-designed burger creations using fresh and locally sourced produce, as well as tasty loaded fries.
At the park’s entry, a new admission area has been introduced for online ticket holders and Season Passes, which will assist with guests arriving during peak periods.
Fun Splash Facts
§ The four new waterslides combine to be 489 metres long – that’s almost half a kilometre of twisting, turning, heart-pumping slide action.
§ There are 101 steps to the top of the new six-storey waterslide tower. For every three slides, you’ll earn bigger bragging rights than climbing Jacob’s Ladder (which has a mere 242 steps).
§ The only way to get from the top to the bottom of the new waterslide tower faster than The Wedgie is to bungee jump! With a rush of 100 tonnes of water each hour and reaching expected speeds of up to 75 kilometres per hour, it’s the fastest waterslide in WA.
§ Look familiar? The Wall is based on all the best features of ‘The Boomerang’ – the No. 1 slide experience at Bali’s Waterbom Park, recently voted the top waterpark in Asia. The Wall is a slight variation, with some improvements added.
§ The Gold Rush is a slide named in homage to WA’s mining history and the inspirational prospectors seeking their fortune in the 1890s. The translucent golden design is visually stunning and one of the most exhilarating slide paths in the world.
§ Blackout is the closest thing to intergalactic space travel in Perth, with a sequence of pitch black, disorientating colours and mind-blowing natural light effects. Thor’s Bifrost bridge, Willy Wonka’s boat ride and Dr Who’s Tardis don’t compare to this ‘black hole’ slide experience
§ Perth’s Outback Splash has something for everyone! It’s a place for all the family, with attractions suiting a wide range of ages, interests and adventure levels. The new slides have height and weight restrictions determined by the slide manufacturer; minimum height of 120cm and a maximum weight of 120kg for singles or a combined weight of 180kg for doubles.
§ The starting platform at the top of the slide tower is almost 17.5 meters high! The Wedgie speed slide is the tallest of its kind ever installed by Swimplex Aquatics and Polin Waterparks in Australia. Likewise, The Wall slide experience is unique in Australia due to the starting height, it’s run-out design is of note also, engineered to deliver a safe and fun experience.
The new waterslide tower was designed and constructed by global leaders and safety specialists in aquatic projects, Polin Waterparks and Swimplex Aquatics, with ongoing support of the WA Health Department.
With completion of the NorthLink duel carriageway (Tonkin Highway extension) this year, the park is located only 30 minutes from Perth city, Perth’s Outback Splash (previously ‘Outback Splash at The Maze’) has long been one of WA’s top outdoor entertainment destinations. In addition to the four new waterslides and the park’s other seasonal, water-based attractions (open September to April), it offers year-round family fun including mini golf, mazes, sensory play activities, children’s playground, Australian animal experiences and onsite food and beverage outlets.
The new waterslide tower at Perth’s Outback Splash opens to the public on Wednesday, November 20. Tickets and Season Passes can be purchased online at outbacksplash.com.au or at the ticket office on arrival.