There are a lot of really cool water parks around the place now, but with most of them hidden in various tourist parks and only available for use of their customers, it can be hard to find one that everyone can use. Splashtown at Moonta Bay Foreshore is a fantastic community facility, open for everyone to use at the bargain price of FREE! Thats right, this brilliant water park located right on the foreshore is absolutely free.

A real family holiday fave hot spot, the water park is able to be used by kids (and adults…well nobody told me off) of all ages and abilities. My youngest was a little shy at first but he was covered by the little slide in the park. The eldest kids (and me) had a ball on the 4 big slides as well as the big water bucket. With plenty of seats and grassed areas to sit and watch the kids, as well as it all being fenced off, this just makes for a superb family arvo.

Once you finish at the water park you can wander the nearby beach and jetty, play in the adjacent enclosed playground or have a BBQ. There is plenty of shelter, public toilets and changing areas as well as coffee shops right across the road. Not hard to see why this place is so popular! Check the opening times as they may vary throughout the year as well, and don’t forget to pack sun cream as the water park itself is not covered by any shade.

To ensure water volumes and chemical levels are maintained to a high standard, the park is only operated for a maximum of six hours at a time.

Where? Moonta Bay. 171 Bay Road, Moonta Bay, South Australia
When? Saturday 28th September 2018 until the 29th April 2019 (season subject to change so check the website for more details)
Open from beginning October School Holidays to end of April School Holidays.  Check Facebook or www.visitcoppercoast.com.au/splashtown for times as holiday and during school term times differ.
How much? Free!