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New attractions revealed at Perth’s Outback Splash
Perth's Outback Splash has revealed details of four new waterslides that it will open for the upcoming summer season.
Currently under construction, the Polin Waterparks and Swimplex Aquatics designed new attraction will feature two raft slides, an extreme thrill slide and Western Australia’s fastest body slide, combining to create 489 metres of waterslides.
As reported by The Advocate, the slides will run from a new six-storey slide tower and scheduled to open to the public on 20th November.
With installation works on target for the opening date, Outback Splash Director Paul Woodcock stated “all of the structural steel work is now fully assembled, and we will soon see the mammoth task of lifting and installing almost half a kilometre of fibreglass waterslides.
“The industry’s leading safety, design and construction teams have come together to bring this project to Perth.
“We are working with the ongoing support of the WA Health Department, our safety specialists and a world-class international engineering team.
“We are proud to expand our range of attractions here, which will increase the park’s appeal for visitors of all ages.”
One of the slides, dubbed ‘The wedgie’, will be the fastest body slide in the state and one of the tallest of its kind in Australia offering adrenaline-seekers a plunge that feels like a near-vertical drop.
It will be an open tube, solo waterslide, producing speeds of up to 75km/h with the rush of 100 tonnes of water each hour.
Another slide, the ‘Gold rush’ pays homage to Western Australia’s mining history and will be a solo enclosed body slide with a translucent design that will take riders on a rush up to 60km/h with hysteric twists and turns.
A mammoth quarter-pipe, two-person raft slide called ‘The wall’ will be the only one of its kind in the state while a two-person raft slide called ‘Blackout’ will feature a sequence of pitch black, natural light and coloured light effects.
With the attraction, formerly known as Outback Splash at The Maze, to be renamed as part of the upgrade, management is aiming to attract a broader age group of visitors.
With completion of Perth’s NorthLink duel carriageway this year, the will be a 30-minute drive from the CBD, near the Swan Valley in Bullsbrook.
Other seasonal, water-based attractions will open from September to April, while the park offers year-round entertainment including mini golf, mazes, sensory play activities, children’s playground, Australian animal experiences and onsite food and beverage outlets.
Click here to contact Polin Waterparks via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.
Click here to contact Polin's Australian distributor Swimplex Aquatics via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.
Images: An artist's impression of the waterslides being built at Perth's Outback Splash (top) and lighting effects on the new 'Blackout' slide (below).
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29th January 2019 - Swimplex and Polin equip Fairfield City Council’s expanded Aquatopia
17th October 2018 - Perth’s Outback Splash at The Maze to open new waterslide tower for summer
2nd December 2017 - Innovative artificial wave ride opens in western Sydney
15th May 2017 - Swimplex Aquatics flags portfolio of recent project successes
21st October 2016 - Polin Waterparks honoured with World Waterpark Association award
20th December 2015 - Big Banana a favourite project for Swimplex
4th May 2015 - Swimplex Aquatics’ new marketing initiatives
4th February 2015 - Polin rebranding highlights waterpark experience
2nd December 2014 - New Swimplex Aquatics installed Polin Waterslide opens in South Australia
8th April 2014 - The Maze to extend Outback Splash! season until June
16th January 2014 - The Maze’s Outback Splash! draws in the crowds
4th August 2012 - Swimplex Aquatics wins building excellence awards
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