Friday, February 5, 2016

Wet Side Water Park - Hervey Bay

We sure packed a lot into our 11 days of holiday.  Writing these posts has reminded me of so many cool moments (and some pretty average ones too #nevermind). Wet Side Water Park was probably the absolute highlight for our kiddos.  They loved it so much we actually dropped a couple of activities so that we could visit more than once. 

The park itself is free, and the activities are graduated so that there's something fun for kids of most ages.  Quite a few adults were making the most of it too!  We arrived in QLD from a cold Spring season, smack bang into their first little pre-Summer heatwave.  It was sweaty hot, a little overwhelming after our scarves and tights weather.  We were thus primed to enjoy Wet Side to the max.  And, we did.

For Eleanor and Garly, this meant spending the entire day in the sprinklers, breaking only for a quick bite of lunch.  For the rest of us it was all about the shade and the smoothies.  There are two little eateries to choose from, and plenty of outdoor seating, for picnics and such.  You don't need to set aside your comfort, and you can order a flat white to sip while you watch the kids.  Perfect!

Cost: Free!
Highlights: Watching my bubbas spontaneously cuddle in the middle of the sprinklers, so overjoyed by it all.
Lowlights: I can't think of any.
Expectation vs. Reality:  So much better.  I saw a few pics and thought it would be a fun picnic spot.  We ended up staying two days and had the best time!
Worth repeating: Definitely.
What we'd do differently:  Pack a bigger picnic.

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