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Splash park and water slides

Water slides

We have two slides at the Marion Outdoor Pool, both starting from the top of the 10m platform.

Our green, white and blue Twist Slide starts off with a 15m enclosed tunnel with spectacular translucent colour bands. The tunnel rounds the corner and changes to an anti-clockwise downward spiral of open air slide for the remainder of the ride. The ride concludes when the rider splashes in to the run-out trough.

Our yellow Speed Slide is for those looking for a fast and exciting thrill. Drop down 10m at what feels like a vertical plunge, picking up great speed, before crossing the finish line at the bottom in a spectacular splash.

Water slides open hours

School Term:

Monday to Friday: 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm (Please note these times are subject to weather conditions)

Weekends: 10 am to 5 pm

Public Holidays: 11am to 4.30 pm

School Holidays:

Monday to Friday: 10 am to 6.30 pm

Weekends: 10 am to 5 pm

Water slides conditions of use
  • Riders need to be a minimum of 120cm tall to ride alone.

  • Minimum age of users is 2 years old.

  • Feet first. No riding on stomach or knees.

  • No jewellery, watches, glasses, shoes, goggles or pool toys.

  • People with pre-existing medical injury or illness are not allowed to use the waterslide.

  • Adults taking small children on the waterslide are required to hold on to that child the entire length of the slide.

  • No tandem rides on the Speed Slide.

  • Persons not adhering to the rules and directions of staff will be refused access to the slides.

  • Twist Slide only: Children under the 120cm height restriction are allowed to ride with an adult (16yrs+).

Tips and tricks

Twist Slide:

  • Pick-up a mat at the bottom of staircase for the Twist Slide. It helps maintain speed and reduce friction. Not to be used on Speed Slide.

  • Getting body weight forward. Leaning forward in seating position. Try and reach your toes, or sit with feet close in and knees out wide.

  • Do not try and twist and turn around. You will lose momentum.

  • If you find yourself going too fast, sit upright.

  • Adults riding with children never let go of the child whilst riding the waterslide, as that may cause injury to both of you when you collide at the bottom of the slide.

Speed Slide:

  • Lay down. Ride on your feet and shoulder blades.
  • Raise your bottom off the slide.
  • Arms crossed onto either shoulder.
  • Legs out straight with feet crossed over.
  • Your feet will take the impact of the still water in the chute at the end.

Splash Park

Our Splash park includes a 9.2 metre high x 20 metre wide centrepiece with four water slides, including one enclosed slide, tipping bucket containing 600 litres of water and water cannons. The area has a 59 square metre splash pad with non-slip surface, water jets and interactive features.

Splash park open hours

School Term:

Monday to Friday: 10 am to 6.30 pm

Weekends: 10 am to 5.30 pm

Public Holidays: 11 am to 4.30 pm

School Holidays:

Monday to Friday: 10 am to 6.30 pm

Weekends: 10 am to 5.30 pm

Crazy Race Inflatable Obstacle Course

The Crazy Race inflatable obstacle course is an 18m activity that operates in the deep half of the main pool.

It is quite challenging with several types of obstacles including a tricky zig-zag section, Tarzan rope and slide. It is designed to be very challenging testing out your balance, agility and fitness.

Obstacle course opening hours

Please note these times are subject to weather conditions

School Term:

Weekends: 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Public Holidays: 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm

School Holidays:

Monday to Friday: 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Weekends: 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Obstacle course conditions of use
  • Users need to be at least 120cm tall.

  • Users must pass a 20m swim test, without goggles. They will need to show a confident, recognizable stroke and swim the distance unassisted and without using the bottom or sides of the pool as supports.

  • They will then receive a wrist band allowing them access to the Crazy Race Inflatable Obstacle Course

  • No tandem adventures on the Crazy Race Inflatable Obstacle Course.