Gumbuya Park or Gumbuya World is truly one of its kind in Victoria—where else can you go for a theme park, wildlife park, and water park in one?
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Gumbuya Park has four themed zones: Gumbuya Wildlife Park, home to several native and endangered animals; Oasis Springs, a waterpark with eight epic water slides; Oz Adventure, a theme park with exciting and heart-pumping rides; and Outback Explores, a theme park and playground for the little ones. Take note, however, that there are occasions where not all themed zones are open at the same time due to the season or weather conditions. To know which zones are opened, you can check the park schedule.
If you’re planning on visiting with the family during the school holidays, here’s everything you need to know about Gumbuya Park!
Where is Gumbuya World, and how do I get there?
Gumbuya World is located at 2705 Princes Hwy, Tynong North VIC, a one-hour drive from Melbourne CBD. You can go to the park via private car or public transport, both of which are relatively simple to do. Here are the ways to get there:
There are several routes you can follow when driving to Gumbuya Park. Just make sure you take the M1 and follow it to Princess Highway. Then turn left into the Princess Highway service road, where you’ll find Gumbaya Park.
By Train or Bus
You can board a train or bus at Flinders Street, exit at Tynong, and take a taxi to Gumbuya Park.
How to get Gumbuya World tickets?
You can purchase tickets at the park gates or book online. However, since the park occasionally reaches visitor capacity, it is recommended to book online in advance to secure your slot. For hassle-free online ticket purchase, we recommend booking with Klook!
With Klook, not only will you skip the ticket lines, but you’ll also get tickets at a discounted rate of 22.5 AUD (from 25 AUD)! Once you’ve booked, just show your printed or mobile vouchers at the entrance for a quick, hassle-free entrance. Take note, however, that you can only book fixed date tickets to make sure to choose one that works best for you. Here’s the park schedule to help you decide.
What to do at Gumbuya Park?
As mentioned, Gumbuya Park is a three-in-one theme park/water park/wildlife park with four themed zones, each with its own attractions. Here are must-see attractions from each zone:
Oz Adventure is home to all the exciting Gumbuya World rides. If you want more laidback, family-friendly rides to start with, you can try the Tree Swing, a chair swing ride that rotates at 60kph. Rush Hour is a kid-friendly car-themed ride that spins and tilts at 45 degrees.
A crowd favourite for all ages is the Mining Race, a roller coaster based on mining carts that turn the Gold Rush into an adrenaline rush. If you’re looking for the thrill of your life, you can try the Rebel, which rotates your cart and swings it side to side at crazy heights!
Gumbuya Wildlife Park
After screaming your heart out at the thrill rides, you can head to Gumbuya Wildlife Park to meet various native and endangered animals. At Critter Cave, you can meet a bunch of creepy crawlies such as snakes, lizards, frogs, and insects. At Animal Farm, you can feed and pet farm animals such as pigs, goats, chickens, lambs, and more!
At Walkthrough Enclosures, you can walk amongst the wallabies, kangaroos, and colourful birds without the usual barriers of a zoo, as if you’re a part of the habitat!
It’s bound to be a wet and wild time at Oasis Springs with its 8 epic water slides and other watery attractions. If you want to sit back and relax on a swim ring, then you can chill at the Lazy River. You can ride the waves at Surf’s Up, a beginner-friendly surf simulator, or wade through the waves with the whole fam at The Break, a family wave pool.
You can also feel the rush at their water slides, such as Red Belly Racer, where you slide side-by-side with your companions while lying on your belly. Taipan is a beast of a ride, basically two slides in one, with sharp turns and spirals for an exciting descent into the water.
- Outback Explorers
Outback Explorers is a playground and theme park with more toddler-friendly rides, such as Ray’s Express, the mini-train traversing the park grounds. You can also ride the Desert Derby or the bump cars, the Outback Pirates or the mini pirate ship, and more. Plus, the little ones can have safe fun at the playground.
Did these rides and attractions pique your interest? You can bring the whole family to Gumbuya World during the next school holiday and book on Klook today!
What are the park’s opening hours?
Gumbuya Park has updated its 2021 park schedule, which you can check out here. Depending on the day, opening hours usually range from 10 AM to 4 PM, 10 AM to 5 PM, or 10 AM to 6 PM.
Kindly note that occasionally, one or two of the themed zones are closed, depending on the season and weather. For example, Oasis Springs is closed in the colder months, while the Wildlife Park remains open. So make sure to check out the park schedule before you book!