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Perth's Outback Splash takes thrillseekers to new heights

Perth's Outback Splash takes thrillseekers to new heights

THRILLSEEKERS can enjoy four more waterslides at Perth’s Outback Splash this summer.

Polin Waterparks and Swimplex Aquatics designed and is building the six-storey slide tower at the Bullsbrook attraction.

Due to open to the public on November 20, it will feature two raft slides, an extreme thrill slide and WA’s fastest body slide, combining to create 489m of waterslides.

The slide construction site.

Perth’s Outback Splash director Paul Woodcock said excitement was building at the park, with installation work on track for the slides to open in time for summer.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

Similar slides to those being built at Perth’s Outback splash.

One of the slides, dubbed ‘The wedgie’, will be the fastest body slide in WA 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 WA’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 WA and based on ‘The boomerang’ at Bali’s Waterbom Park.

It starts with natural light effects and gentle acceleration, before riders are thrust into blinding light and an almost free-fall plummet, followed by an 11m, near-vertical ascent.

Budding engineers from Year 10 at Swan Christian College had a sneak preview of a six-storey waterslide tower under construction during a hardhat tour at Perth’s Outback Splash.

A two-person raft slide called ‘Blackout’ will be the closest thing to intergalactic space travel in Perth, featuring a ‘black hole’ with a sequence of pitch black, natural light and coloured light effects.

Riders will go on twists and high-speed turns with only a glimpse of daylight, before gravity kicks in and they experience an epic final drop, like a ski jump, landing with a massive splash.

Natural lighting effects of “The Blackout” slide. Picture: Supplied

The fun park formerly known as Outback Splash at The Maze will be renamed as part of the upgrade, which aims to attract a broader age group of visitors.

With completion of the NorthLink duel carriageway this year, the park is a 30-minute drive from Perth city, 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.

Visit outbacksplash.com.au.

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