Perth, known for its stunning beaches and outdoor lifestyle, is also home to an array of fantastic water parks for visitors of all ages to cool off in the warmer months.

Whether you’re keen for zipping down water slides or lounging by a serene resort-style pool, there's something for everyone looking to beat the heat. 

Adventure World

No conversation about water parks in Perth is complete without mentioning Adventure World. Situated in Bibra Lake, Adventure World is Western Australia's premier theme park. With over 25 rides and attractions nestled among lush landscaped gardens, there is plenty for everyone to explore all day. Thrill-seekers can ride the heart-pounding Goliath pendulum, the award-winning Abyss rollercoaster, and the towering Kraken water slide. For the little ones, definitely check out Kahuna Falls, the Aussie Wildlife Experience, and the enchanting Dragon’s Kingdom. Just 25 minutes from Perth and 15 minutes from Fremantle, easily accessible by car or public transport. Not to mention, kids under the age of 4 enter for free!

Image of childrens water playground at Adventure World

Perth’s Outback Splash

Located in the beautiful Swan Valley, Perth's Outback Splash is a water park that goes beyond the traditional definition. In addition to fantastic waterslides, toddler splash zones and resort-style attractions (open spring to autumn), the Park offers year-round family activities including mini golf, mazes, sensory play and Australian animal experiences.

We're particularly excited by the recent opening of The Lagoon, their brand new expansive resort-style pool. Flush with shady palm trees and fitted with sun decks, private cabanas and swim-up islands. Did we mention the poolside bar? Serving up cocktails and icy cold beverages for maximum resort ambience.

Children playing in the large aqua pool at Perth's Outback Splash

Whiteman Park Water Playground

Explore the extensive natural bushland reserve that Whiteman Park has to offer then cool off the little ones at their Mini Water Playground. Perfect for a summer's day, the water playground is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm everyday during the warmer months. It features a 30cm deep wading pool with waterspouts for the children, plus plenty of shade for the parents and grandparents to watch from the poolside. Alongside the Mini Pool Playground, you'll also find the Village Cafe, public toilet facilities, and the Village East playground with picnic shelters nearby. Your kids will love getting out in the fresh air with plenty of space to roam about safely.

Whiteman Park Water Playground

Perth Aqua Park

Located in Baldivis, this inflatable water park offers an exciting alternative to traditional water attractions. Perth Aqua Park features giant inflatable structures with over 100 different interconnected obstacles including climbing walls, three-lane courses for racing, and plenty of slippery slides. Sessions are 50 minutes long and are patrolled by experienced lifeguards.

Water based inflatable obstacle course at Perth Aqua Park

Hyde Park Water Playground

Hyde Park Water Playground is a perfect summer treat for the kids. Located in the heart of North Perth, this free playground is safely zero depth and features a series of water jets, tipping buckets and cannons for the kids to have a splashing good time. Flanked by large shady trees, a regular dry playground, public toilet facilities, and a gazebo that can be booked for events – it's a popular choice for family picnics and children's birthday parties.

Children playing with sprinklers in a playground

Wellington Square Park and Playground (Moort-Ak Waadiny)

Although not specifically a water park, this playground deserves a special mention. Located in East Perth, Wellington Square Park boasts a 3,000 square metre intergenerational playground, making it one of the largest playgrounds in greater Perth. The area features plenty of shade and greenery, nature play, a skate park, a flying fox, climbing towers and a waterplay area to cool off. It's an incredibly interactive space to experience different types of play, including dedicated parkour elements. 

Moort-ak Waadiny / Wellington Square

BHP Water Park in Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay's zero-depth water playground runs all year round and offers a safe and refreshing space to make a splash. Located on the northwest corner of Elizabeth Quay, the playground features interactive water jets and spray fountains with plenty of shade and tiered decking to relax on. The park also acts as a stunning work of art with a colourful mosaic called Pinjah, by Indigenous Visual Artist, Sandra Hill and Ceramic artist, Jenny Dawson. Pinjah represents the Dreaming story of the creation of the Milky Way and consists of hundreds of hand-painted tiles. With its prime location along the picturesque Swan River, BHP Water Park offers a refreshing respite for both locals and visitors alike.

Pack your swimwear, grab your sunscreen, and make your summer plans in the aquatic playgrounds of Perth and its surrounds.