Looking for a GREAT day out with the Grandies? Outback Splash, (once known as The Maze) is a fun park found about a 30-minute drive from Perth city. With the addition of the Tonkin Highway extension, this spot is even more accessible. Outback Splash isn’t just a summer attraction. You can visit the mazes, mini golf and koalas all year round.
Love to swim or laze round a pool? The Lagoon has opened in November 2023! This resort style oasis is aimed at adults (though it does have grandchild friendly features too).
There are plenty of sun loungers, plus private cabanas for hire.
There is also a fully licenced bar here. Put your feet up and sip a wine from a plastic glass.
The water park features four huge waterslides. These are definitely for thrill seekers.
A water playground with smaller waterslides and a tipping bucket.
For little ones, Octopus Bay provides a shallow wading pool, small slides and a tipping bucket.
It’s no surprise that the beautifully landscaped park is also owned by the family behind Wanneroo Botanic Gardens. Pack a picnic, there are lush lawns, a playground and plenty of shade. Covered picnic tables and free BBQs are handy too. For large group gatherings, there are big shelters for hire.
Outback splash boasts six marvellous mazes that will definitely get you lost! The biggest and oldest maze is the timber maze, found close to the entrance. The wood panels look the same at every turn, making it a puzzling maze indeed. Find the wooden tower. From the top, you get a great view of the maze and grandkids will love taking the slide shortcut down to the ground.
Love a traditional hedge maze? You can pretend you’re at a European stately home here. This maze can is also a challenge, you need to find your way to the centre of the maze, and then back out again.
There’s also plenty of mini mazes. Danae’s Dilemma and Phil’s Frustration are brain teasers where you can either only turn right or left to reach the end. A firm favourite for the kiddies has to be the tricky tractor tyre maze. Walk the colour-coded planks between each tyre in a specific order – red, yellow and blue to finish at the checked flag.
The licenced Burger Bar has plenty to choose from, plus good coffee. Here there’s seating under shade sails on the outside deck. In summer, there are also takeaway food and beverage outlets open near the waterslides.
Next to the burger bar, is the 9-hole mini golf course. This easy course is quick to complete, and you can play as many rounds as you like. There’s also a giant garden chess game. I had fun being taught how to play by a ten-year-old!
Say G’day to the Aussie animals! The four resident koalas hang out at the Koala hut. They are so sweet and most likely will be snoozing, or munching on gum leaves. There are keeper talks each day, where you can find out a little more about these cute creatures and ask their keeper questions. You can get up close to the koals, pat them and take a snap with them.
Love a kangaroo? There’s plenty hopping about in the walk through Australian enclosure.
There’s plenty to do for all ages at Perth’s Outback Splash. While the slides are closed in winter, the rest of the park is open year round.
Find Outback Splash at 1635 Neaves Road, Bullsbrook
Get more info on their website.
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