By Mitchell Clarke
Rugby league legend Billy Slater swapped the sports shorts for board shorts as he splashed around Gumbuya World’s brand new multi-million dollar water park expansion, which has officially opened.
Set to become known as the ‘beach in the south east’, Gumbuya’s new heated wave pool ‘The Break’ holds two million litres of water with a stand-alone kids area, ensuring families across the state are able to enjoy the attraction.
Next to the wave pool, six new water slides have also opened in the park, catering for about 1000 people per hour.
From the twisting and twirling ‘Tiger Snake Tango’ to the four lane slide, ‘Red Belly Racer’, the previously existing Oasis Springs zone has almost double in sized, which is part of a larger $10 million expansion.
On top of the pool and slides, Oasis Springs also boasts 15 new cabanas, sun lounges and day beds along with brand new outdoor showers.
The expansion is part of a major redevelopment of Gumbuya World which is set to continue over the next three years.
By 2022, it’s anticipated the park will attract a million visitors annually with a range of onsite accommodation, a chocolate factory and a microbrewery all pencilled in for future projects.
Gumbuya World recently won the Casey Cardinia Business of the Year 2019 award.