News: Waterparks

New childrens’ pool opens at Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre

Following a major refurbishment that started during last year’s COVID-19-enforced closure, the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre has today opened a new children’s pool.…

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Jan 12, 2021 Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Safety / Waterparks /

 
 

New inflatable aquatic playground operating in Central Otago

A newly opened inflatable aquatic playground water park at Lake Dunstan in Central Otago is so popular that its operators are searching for more lifeguarding staff. Opened on Boxing Day,…

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Jan 7, 2021 Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Safety / Waterparks /

 
 

AALARA releases ‘urgent request for the survival of our industry’

With industry operators impacted by insurance companies reducing or removing coverage, the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) has issued a dramatic…

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Dec 30, 2020 Attractions / Insurance / Legal / Tourism / Waterparks /

 
 

Raging Waters Sydney uses Blacktown Council aquatic facility for lifeguard training

Approaching the summer season Raging Waters Sydney made use of Blacktown City Council’s aquatic facilities to prepare its lifeguards for the peak season. Blacktown Leisure Centre…

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Dec 29, 2020 Aquatics / Education / Safety / Waterparks /

 
 

20-year expansion plan announced for Coffs Harbour’s The Big Banana

The Big Banana Fun Park in Coffs Harbour has announced a $50 million masterplan outlining a major expansion of the iconic tourist attraction. With the Big Banana Fun Park holding 15…

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Dec 24, 2020 Attractions / Retail / Tourism / Waterparks /

 
 

ABS figures show part-time tourism jobs exceeding full-time positions for first time

Hard hit by COVID-19, the proportion of tourism jobs in the Australian economy has plunged to its lowest September quarter on record, according to new figures from the Australian Bureau of…

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Dec 23, 2020 Attractions / Recreation / Tourism / Waterparks /

 
 

New Aqua Park open at Darwin Waterfront

An all new inflatable aquatic play attraction has opened at Darwin Waterfront’s Recreation Lagoon. Commencing operations on Saturday, the new Aqua Park is designed for ultimate…

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Dec 14, 2020 Aquatics / Play / Waterparks /

 
 

ASTM Safety Standards translated into Vietnamese by IAAPA Asia Pacific

Attractions in Vietnam will now have access to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ ride safety standards translated into in their own language.…

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Dec 12, 2020 Attractions / Safety / Tourism / Waterparks /

 
 

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