Adventure Park Geelong (Wallington)
Home of Victoria's first water theme park. Includes six lane aqua racer waterslides, Bonito's Bay Waterplay, Tiny Tots Splashzone, River Torrent, antique carousel, jumping castles, archery, train rides, mini golf, gokarts & waterboats. The park offers six food outlets, lawned picnic areas, BBQ facilities and undercover pavilions and marquees.
Birthday party tickets are available which include entrance, unlimited rides, drink bottle with unlimited soft drink refills all day, meal, reserved table and invitations.
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The park has an advantage that there is plenty of space and handles large crowds quite well but the aquatic rides area did feel very hectic and cramped since most of those rides (Six Lane Aqua Racer, Lazy River, Bonito's Bay Waterplay and Tiny Tots Splashzone) were in one corner of the park. There are also two tunnel water slides (Gold Rush Rapids and Wild West Canyon) in a separate location.
In order to partially avoid the entrance queues it is advisable to buy your tickets on the internet before you arrive.
There is a good variety of water based activities. Even though the Six Lane Aqua Racer is exciting (but not too scary for the kids) we enjoyed the Lazy River the most. The water moves quite quickly and you can either lay back and enjoy the ride or interact with all the other people on the river. The queues look huge but the line moves extremely quickly and the wait time was very reasonable. The two tunnel water slides (Gold Rush Rapids and Wild West Canyon) use two person rafts and if you have an odd number of people, then that spells logistical nightmares. The Water Play Park which has three slides and a tipping bucket was horribly crowded but fun nevertheless. For the smaller kids, there is a separate Tiny Tots Splashzone which is quieter.
The food and beverage outlets were concentrated around two locations and were quite limited in their range and it was difficult to find a coffee.
In general it was easy to work out who could go on each ride based on their height and there are not a huge amount of restrictions. Kids of all heights should be able to find plenty to do.
As well as the water rides, there are other interesting rides which means that you could conceivably come here and still have a great time without going on the water rides. For the family there is Wave Swinger (sit in a suspended seat and move around in a circle), Archery (the kids really liked this), Shipwreck Harbour (peddelo boats) - the only things wrecked after this activity were Dad's legs from all the peddling, Mini golf (two courses), Kids Train (train ride in a vehicle with carriages around the park), Giant Jumping Pillow and a Grand Carousel (less than 140 cm). To top it all off there is a Pirate show at scheduled times.
There are two Go Kart / Buggy courses depending on your age - either Go Karts (for those 140cm high) or Little Buggy Speedway (for those less than 140cm). If you happen to be 140cm exactly then you might either be out of luck or able to ride on both! The queues for the Go Karts were very slow. It didn't help that they were only running four Go Karts while another half dozen were sitting on the side of the track not being used.
There are two excellent mini golf courses. The Fortress Falls course was a bit more interesting than the Skeleton Creek course but both had a lot of interesting elements.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.