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Wet'n'Wild Waterworld

Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Gold Coast is always launching something bigger, better, faster … Wet'n'Wild is no exception.

The park's new H2O Extreme Zone is now open — the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. The thrill slide area has king-sized slides, giving adrenaline addicts the best in aquatic experiences.

Tornado: riders blast down a 40 metre tunnel from a 15 metre platform. They spin through the eye of a storm in swirling water in a four-person clover-leaf tube, to the calm waters below.

Blackhole: two enclosed slides catapulting riders into pitch black spirals of darkness. See nothing until you hit the final splashdown.

Mach 5: the park's two longest slides racing through 200 metres of twists and turns in open-air flumes. One of the slides can be ridden in a three-man tube.

Dive'n'movies: see latest-release movies while floating on a tube in the giant wave pool or lounging on a deckchair. The giant screen is 11 by nine metres and there is surround sound.

Buccaneer Bay: little ones set sail on their aquatic adventure full of fun and fantasy — the ultimate kids' zone, loaded with colour and interactive amusements. Huge buckets spill water onto eager children and there are plenty of slides as well as a pirate's plank to walk.

Mammoth Falls: four-and-a-half metre troughs wind over 200 metres of whitewater rapids, ridden in six-person tubes.

Whirlpool: spin-out in single or tandem tubes in a vortex of swirling rapids. The ride of your life!

Super 8 Aqua Racer: plunge headfirst down an eight lane, 86 metre long Super 8 Aqua Racer at speeds of up to 40km/h. Custom drag lights, timing technology and sensors at the finish line give placings to an accuracy of 1/1000th of a second.

Speed Coaster: accelerate into a new era for water sliding. The tandem tube urges you to crack the speed record before hitting an exhilarating zero-gravity finish.

The Twister: thrill-seekers swirl through 360° spirals in two intertwined tubes.

Terror Canyon: enter an enclosed slide at the top of Whitewater Mountain and speed through twists and turns, with fibre-optic lighting, into rockpools at the bottom.

Terror Canyon II: plunge into the unknown in a tandem tube, swept by the torrent into an abyss of raging waters and sudden twists and turns. Pass through sheer darkness into eerie lighting before splashing into the rockpools.

Giant Wave Pool: three million litres of water with a constant one-metre swell of gently rolling waves is great for all ages. There is lifesaver supervision and inflatable tubes that can be hired from the Beach Hut.

White Water Mountain: climb to the top of the mountain to the entrance of the four Whitewater Flumes — Cascade, Bombora, Ripcurl and Pipeline — with over 150 metres to splashdown. Views from the observation deck are fantastic.

Calypso Beach: lie back on soft tubes and let the slow-flowing river take you through subtropical gardens, a Caribbean shanty town and the remains of a pirate castle. To really relax, find a spot on one of the shady beach retreats.

So, there it is. All the fun of Wet'n'Wild. There are some age, height and health conditions, but no one will be left out. There's something for everyone.


Oxenford on Queensland's Gold Coast.


Wet'n'Wild entry is $42 for adults and $28 for children.

Virgin Blue has flights to the Gold Coast.

One-way fares from;
  • Sydney, $79
  • Melbourne, $109
  • Adelaide, $119
  • Hobart, $205
  • Darwin, $269
  • Perth, $295

There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on the Net. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at November 30, 2006 and are subject to change.

Prices quoted are correct on November 30, 2006

More information

Wet 'n' Wild Water World
Pacific Motorway
Oxenford 4210
Ph: (07) 5573 2255
(07) 5556 1610
Fax: (07) 5529 7055

Virgin Blue
Ph: 13 6789

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