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Amusement & theme parks

Amusement & theme parks

Victoria proves it's never too serious to have fun with its amusement options that bring out the inner child in all of us, and absolutely delight the still-young.

  • Adventure Park

    www.adventurepark.com.au

    This is Victoria's first water theme park, located a few kilometres north of Ocean Grove at Wallington. It includes a range of rides and experiences for the whole family. For those that don't want to get wet, there's mini golf, archery, volleyball, archery, electric cars and an adult jumping castle. There's food outlets within the park, or bring your own picnic. (near Ocean Grove)

  • A Maze 'n Games

    www.amazengames.com.au

    Located north of Ocean Grove at Wallington, A Maze 'n Games offers fun activities for the whole family. There's a huge timber maze made from 15 kilometres of timber, a mini golf course, interactive games and puzzles. A large covered BBQ area and playground for the kids makes it ideal for the family. (near Ocean Grove)

  • A Maze 'N' Things

    www.amazenthings.com.au

    Get lost - literally! This little Phillip Island treasure is a crazy and delightful place to visit. Enjoy the delights of intriguing activities including a maze, illusion rooms, interactive games, puzzles, challenges, mini-golf, a high rope course and on-site cafe to refuel after a hard day of amazing fun. (Cowes)

  • Enchanted Adventure Garden

    www.enchantedmaze.com.au

    Discover this unique blend of magical gardens, canopy tree walk, hedge mazes, spooky 3D maze, thrilling tube slides, tree surfing experiences and outdoor family adventures. Visit the cafe for snacks and light meals or pack a picnic to enjoy outside or within covered marquees. All this is located just a few hundred metres from the highest point on the Mornington Peninsula. (Arthurs Seat)

  • Fairy Park

    www.fairypark.com

    Welcome to the land of wonder where fairytales come to life! Fairy Park is situated atop a rocky granite outcrop known as Elephant Rock. Explore the themed displays which tell the story of ancient myths and legends, let the kids have fun at the Camelot Playground and enjoy the panoramic views from the summit. Fairy Park also includes a cafe, kiosk and gift shop. (Anakie)

  • Funfields

    www.funfields.com.au

    Funfields, located 40 kilometres north of Melbourne's CBD at Whittlesea, offers a great mix of both wet and dry rides. Enjoy the toboggan slide, go karts, pirate ship, bumper boats, mini-golf and kids rides. To cool off head over to Wacky Waters, or one of our 5 great water slides featuring Typhoon, the world's longest ProSlide CannonBowl.

  • Galactic Circus

    www.galacticcircus.com.au

    Galactic Circus is Australia's largest interactive indoor theme park, located within Melbourne's Crown Entertainment Complex. There are hundreds of the latest arcade games, virtual rides, kingpin bowling and a laser skirmish. (Southbank)

  • Kids Town

    www.kidstown.org.au

    You haven't been to a playground until you've been to Kids Town. This world-class children's adventure playground is located within a bush setting and has been designed to entertain children with a variety of safe play equipment. There's even miniature train rides, a cafe and shelters near the equipment for parents to supervise their kids. (Shepparton)

  • Luna Park

    www.lunapark.com.au

    This famous family amusement park first opened in 1912 and has been entertaining visitors ever since. Experience popular rides such as the Scenic Rail, Ghost Train, Ferris Wheel, Pharaoh's Curse and Street Legal Dodgems. Entry is free and spectators are welcome, while those who wish to go on rides will need to purchase tickets. (St Kilda)

  • Scienceworks

    www.museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks

    The technological marvel known as Scienceworks is located 2 kilometres north of Williamstown in Spotswood. It is a popular wonderland for children and a hub for the budding and veteran science-minded among us. Explore how electricity works, what really happens when lightning strikes, and quirky physical science facts you never thought could be true. A visit to the 120 seat Lightning Room is a hair-raising experience for all, with electrifying stunts and high-voltage entertainment. Within Scienceworks is Melbourne Planetarium with its 16 metre domed ceiling and state-of-the-art theatre to recreate the night sky for its spellbound visitors. Also within Scienceworks is the historic Spotswood Pumping Station where visitors can gain an insight into how Melbourne's first centralised sewerage system began in the late 19th century. (near Williamstown)

  • Tiger Moth World Adventure Park

    www.tigermothworld.com.au

    This theme park based around the open-cockpit Tiger Moth plane and a recreated grass aerodrome. There is mini golf, a playground, paddle boats, canoes, picnic areas and a living museum dedicated to the aircraft. (Torquay)

  • Wonderland Spiegeltent

    www.wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au

    Located next to the Melbourne Star observation wheel at Harbour Town Shopping Centre, this sensational family venue consists of a lavish European-style travelling tent that hosts a number of shows including stand-up comedy, circuses, burlesque and musical performances. There is also a fun park with a number of rides including dodgem cars, a carousel, roller coaster, water roller and bungee trampolines. (Docklands)