By Mitchell Clarke
Sussing out the newest beach in the south east, Daryl Braithwaite and Jon Stevens weren’t willing to bring out the bathers, instead vowing to wait until its official opening on Cup Weekend.
Gumbuya World has officially announced their new family wave pool, which forms part of a $10 million expansion, will open to the public on Saturday 2 November.
The expansion will see the water park zone, Oasis Springs, almost double in size with CEO Ron Weinzierl confident the newest attractions will result in families flocking to the park.
“We’ve got six new slides which have come off our existing tower and we’ve also got the wave pool which we know the kids of all ages will enjoy,” he said.
November is shaping up to be a big month at Gumbuya with the launch of their first ever live music event ‘Sounds of Nature’.
The event is headlined by Aussie music icons Daryl Braithwaite and Jon Stevens who will join X-Factor sensation Reece Mastin and the likes of Vanessa Amorosi and Thirsty Merc.
“We couldn’t be more excited to kick things off with some of the greatest names in Australian music and we’re looking forward to welcoming thousands of live music fans from across Victoria and interstate this November,” Mr Weinzierl said.
Speaking to the Gazette, Daryl Braithwaite said he was beyond excited to perform at Gumbuya World.
“What they’ve done here with the park is magnificent, it caters for everyone,” he said.
“I love outdoor festivals and having a tour of Gumbuya World, it’s massive, it’ll hold up to 3000-5000 people, it’ll be mighty.
“You don’t only have the music, you’ve got all the surrounding features too, people will come earlier in the day and enjoy the park before gravitating to the stage when the music starts.”
And the show is set to finish with a bang, with arguably his biggest hit single being left for the finale.
“Horses probably will be the closing song but we’ve got a new song, which I think may take precedent,” he laughed.
“But I guess it’d be a gutsy move if I don’t finish with the Horses, so yeah I probably will.”