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Sugarworld is Cairns' very own waterpark with 3 'big' slides for the 'big kids' and a large area for kids to slide and enjoy the water play. It is a popular and busy place, line ups outside often start at 9.30am (it opens at 10am). The entry fees are quite affordable and there are lots of spaces to enjoy a picnic either inside the waterpark grounds or in the surrounding parkland. There are lifeguards present on each slide ensuring safety, but make sure you watch the little ones of course. There are a few pools in the kids area that can become quite crowded and maybe a bit scary for some kids, so stay close.
The park can be best enjoyed if adults get a chance to slide too, so grab some friends and share the child supervising duties so you can have a slide or two. The mat racer is particulaly fun and the kids enjoy watching mum and dad race each other!
All infants / young children under the age of 3 years old MUST WEAR A WATERPROOF NAPPY while using pools. They sell waterproof nappies at the entry to the park.
Only children 10 years and under are permitted to use the KIPS area (Kid’s Interactive Play Station), and constant parent supervision is requried for young children at all times. They do allow parents to ride the smaller slides with children if nescessary. The kids slides are actually quite fun (and a bit scary - but my kids are scaredy cats!)
Children under 12 years of age are not allowed into the Water park complex unsupervised.
Children over 110cms are allowed to ride the larger rides.
No animals allowed.
No alcohol can be brought in to the waterpark, nor can glassware, sharp knoves or commercially prepared food. Picnics are ok, and there are a few BBQ's available.
Sugarworld Waterpark, set on 17 acres of land amongst century-old trees, has enjoyed a few custodians over its life. Colonial Sugar Refineries (CSR) originally constructed Sugarworld Waterpark at Hambledon Estate and officially opened it to the public on 09 September 1989. Then, in 1995, the Cairns City Council purchased the pool and waterslide complex. Today, a private lessee manages Sugarworld Waterpark, while Hambledon Gardens and Swallow Park are maintained and run by the Cairns Regional Council.
Where: Hambledon Drive (view map)
When: weekends and holidays 10am-5pm
Price: from $7.50 per person. See website for detailled pricing.
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