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A guide to the Top Wave Pools in Melbourne

Welcome to our guide on Melbourne’s top wave pools, where we’ll explore the city’s top aquatic attractions. Melbourne offers a range of exciting wave pools for surf enthusiasts, families, and anyone looking to beat the heat.

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1. URBNSURF – Swim in the Bays

URBNSURF is located just 23 minutes from the CBD and a short dash from Melbourne Airport. At URBNSURF Swim In The Bays, you can swim and catch small waves in the crystal-blue water 2-hectare lagoon. Safety is paramount, with the lagoon patrolled by trained lifeguards, ensuring you can enjoy your swim with confidence, all while staying between the safety flags in this controlled environment. This family-friendly haven welcomes adults, and kids aged 6 and up, and encourages parents to join in the fun if their child falls in the 6-12 age bracket. With 2-hour passes available between 10 am – 12 pm and 12 pm – 2 pm on Fridays to Sundays throughout the summer months of January and February.

Location: 309 Melrose Drive, Tullamarine

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A guide to the top wave pools in Melbourne
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2. Funfields – Valcano Beach

Funfields is located just 40km from Melbourne. Volcano Beach is Victoria’s first heated outdoor wave pool, it offers a beach day experience or a break from thrilling rides. With a pool depth from 0 to 1.75 metres and pool-side cabanas for hire, it’s family-friendly. Over 720 cubic metres of concrete and 1.5 million litres of heated water create one-metre waves for wave enthusiasts or a refreshing dip for others. 

Location: 2365 Plenty Road, Whittlesea

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3. Gumbuya World – The Break

Gumbuya World is 55 minutes from Melbourne CBD. Gumbuya World’s massive heated family wave pool called The Break, often referred to as the ‘beach in the South East,’ promises an unforgettable experience. With a staggering two million litres of water, it caters to all ages, making it an ideal destination for families. Additionally, a dedicated kids’ area adjacent to the wave pool ensures there’s something enjoyable for everyone. Safety is a top priority, with children under 5 requiring adult accompaniment, and those under 10 must be actively supervised by an adult, providing a worry-free aquatic adventure for visitors of all ages.

Location: 2705 Princes Highway, Tynong, Victoria

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4. Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre

Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre, situated in the heart of Glen Waverley, has a heated indoor wave pool. The pool maintains a comfortable temperature of 31 degrees, ensuring an enjoyable swim experience. It has an easy beach entry accessibility for all. With a depth ranging from 0.0 metres to 1.8 metres, it accommodates swimmers of various skill levels, making it the perfect destination for individuals and families seeking a fun aquatic adventure.

Location: 626 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley

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5. Melton Waves

Melton Waves Leisure Centre is the only fitness and leisure centre in Melbourne’s West with a wave pool. Their facility offers the experience of beach-like waves indoors, providing all the excitement of the shoreline in a secure and supervised environment. To ensure safety, please note that children under ten must have continuous supervision from a responsible parent or guardian aged 16 or older.

Location: 206 Coburns Rd, Melton

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6. Casey ARC – Wave Pool

Casey Arc, under the ownership of the City of Casey and managed by YMCA Victoria, boasts an expansive range of facilities designed to accommodate individuals of every age and fitness level. Their pride and joy, the wave pool, offers a fantastic aquatic experience for the whole family. To ensure safety, their qualified lifeguards patrol all aquatic areas. For the well-being of our younger guests, they kindly request that children under the age of 5 be accompanied into the water and remain within arm’s reach of an adult at all times. 

Location: 10 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren

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7. Waves Leisure Centre – Wave pool

Waves Leisure Centre is renowned for promoting active family lifestyles. They provide year-round facilities, including a splash zone and wave pool. Their inviting Wave Pool, features bubbles, water features, and fun wave sessions at a comfortable 32-degree temperature. For safety, children under 10 must have an adult within arm’s reach during wave operation. Their wave sessions run at various times throughout the week, with occasional adjustments.

Location: 111 Chesterville Road, Highett

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8. Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC)

The Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) provides exceptional aquatic facilities, catering to all abilities. Whether you’re into swimming lessons, squads, or laps they have you covered. For a fantastic family day out, don’t miss their Leisure Activity Sessions, which provide access to the Indoor Wave Pool and Toddler Pools. Waves roll in every 20 minutes. Parents, please note that if your child is under 10 years old, it’s essential to be in the water with them when they use the Wave Pool and Toddler Pools, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Location: 30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park

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