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Banjo's Billabong
Lots of watery fun awaits at Jamberoo

While all the attention turns to Sydneyís new water theme park Wet'n'Wild, Jamberoo is still operating and attracting good crowds.

Located less than 90 minutes drive from Sutherland, Jamberoo is close enough to be considered one of Sydneyís few theme parks.

There are lots of exciting, wet, watery rides and attractions to have a great day out at Jamberoo.



Outback Bay
Outback Bay where you can swim in the wave pool


Just inside the park entrance is Outback Bay - a giant wave pool thatís calm for a while, but then becomes a tidal pool with generated waves to dive over or under.



Outback Bay
The newest attraction, the Funnel Web.


The main attraction is the new Funnel Web. Itís said to be the longest water ride in the world. Four people in a raft shoot along at 30km per hour in a dark tunnel before spinning into the cavernous funnel. Itís a thrill a second, and itís no wonder it is the ride with the longest queues.



Outback Bay
The menacing Taipan


At the other end of the park is the Taipan, another water ride in a raft. You fly down one of two tunnels in darkness, so you canít see the twists and dips as they approach. Very exciting.

Much tamer is Rapid River. Jump in your own rubber raft and float along the river. There are spots where the water builds up to rapids to give you the sensation of a running river.

There is also a fantastic body water slide called Splash Out thatís 100 metres long, and Surf Hill with a steep vertical drop where you can race with your friends.



Banjo's Billabong
Get drenched at Banjo's Billabong


A real favourite is Banjoís Billabong. Itís a giant play area with a difference. Itís water everywhere; splashing, pouring and spraying water right at you. There is a huge bucket that tips gallons of water every few minutes. Both kids and adults love this area to cool down in.



Outback Bay
An old favourite, the bobsled.


A few old favourites remain at Jamberoo, including the chair lift, which takes you up to the bobsled. Another favourite includes the mini golf.

The staff at Jamberoo are always friendly and helpful. Police roam the park regularly, and there are plenty of lifeguards on duty; but as always, young children should never be left unsupervised - especially at a place with so many water attractions.

Jamberoo has picnic areas and a few small shelters, but all up, on a busy day remember the sunscreen as youíll probably be spending a lot of time in the sun.

One last point: bring the insect repellent.

Rating: 10/10

Where: Less than 90 minutes south of Sutherland
Why: Lots of watery fun
Cost: Adults 13 and over $42, Children 4-12 $34
When: Open most days of the year, but check first.

Good for kids: Excellent

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