A planned expansion of Victoria’s Gumbuya World theme park will double the size of the water playspace and include an impressive new wave pool and six gigantic waterslides.
Part of a 3-year plan for the major redevelopment of Gumbuya World, Victoria’s newest theme park, Stage Two of the expansion will see the inclusion of six new gigantic slides and the state’s most impressive family wave pool ever built.
The expansion will see the theme park’s water world, Oasis Springs, almost double in size. Currently it includes the exciting Typhoon Island, epic waterslides, the 300m Lazy River, heated rock pools and Surf’s Up. In addition to the new family wave pool, Victorians will also be able to enjoy two monster twister slides and a thrilling four lane rally race slide.
“We’ve had our busiest summer thanks to the thousands of Victorians and tourists walking through our doors each day over the last two months,” states Gumbuya World Business Director, Ron Weinzierl.
“We received such strong support from the community and our customers since Gumbuya World reopened in December 2017, and we want to say thank you to everyone who has visited over the last year. We’re looking forward to introducing an even bigger Oasis Springs in time for the spring school holidays this year,” he adds.
The upgraded theme park will offer 50 new attractions as well as a range of onsite accommodation, new cafes, shops, a chocolate factory and a microbrewery. It will also include Indigenous, dinosaur and wool shed precincts for educational programs.
By 2022, it is anticipated that Gumbuya World will attract a million visitors each year from around Australia and the globe – ensuring tourism remains strong in Victoria and the Gippsland region.
Only 50 minutes south east of Melbourne, Gumbuya World offers an epic adventure fit for the whole family with four worlds to explore: Oasis Springs, Oz Adventure, Outback Explorers and Wildlife Trail.
Gumbuya World is the vision of a group of Victorian entrepreneurs consisting of Gerry Ryan, Wal Pisciotta, Adam Campbell, Brett Murray, and Ray and Ron Weinzierl, who wanted to reimagine the tourist favourite they enjoyed with their families when they were younger, and create a legacy of fun and imagination for future generations.