Jamberoo Action Park
Author: villaget Date Posted:28 November 2015
Jamberoo Action Park is located at 1215 Jamberoo Rd - just 20 minutes or 15km from Kiama on the Jamberoo Rd. Upon arrival you will be greeted by a large gated entrance and a massive carpark with manicured hedges and some shade trees. The park opens at 10am, however we arrived early and they decided to open at 9:30am due to the increasing crowds lining up outside in the heat. Great call!
For the 2015/16 season an adult day pass was $55 and children aged 4-12 and seniors aged 60+ was $46. Kids under 3 are free. We opted for a season pass for the 4 of us as we figured we would go at least 3 times from September to April when the park is operational.
For a daily fee of $10, you can get a large locker to place your valuables. Fantastic for items such keys, wallets and mobile phones. They were large enough to fit our 4 towels, clothing as well as shoes. They can be found throughout the park. We suggest you secure one early (especially on days you think could be busy) as once full you will have to try another locker area.
Food and drink
There are 6 different places you can get food and drinks - such as fish and chips, wraps and sandwiches. If you don't want to purchase you are also welcome to bring your own and there are quite a few beautiful grassy areas with gas BBQs and picnic tables to sit an enjoy your lunch. On the day we arrived we saw many people with eskies in tow (although just remember that alcohol and glass is not allowed in).
The gardens and grassy areas are well maintained and beautifully kept with a mix of tropical palms as well as native species. Tree establishment is still in progress around some of the newer rides.
There are 12 different rides and places to go. Some have height restrictions of either 1m or 1.2m. For bigger kids and adults (over 1.2m tall) you can't go past the Funnel Web! You sit in a giant inflatable which carries a maximum of 4 people, and you travel down through a darkened tunnel, followed by a seriously steep decent into the open funnel. Here you can smile for the camera while you experience a hair-raising descent from side to side and down into the funnel. The Funnel Web ride has recently been awarded a Guinness World Record for the largest spider structure and YES, it isHUGE!
For spectacular views, take the chairlift to the top of the bobsled run. As you travel up you will see the whole park as well as the views of the ocean and over Jamberoo valley. There is a choice of two toboggan runs - a green (beginner and doubles run) and a blue run for more experienced faster bobsledders. As you travel down you will accelerate more as you become more confident with your riding skills. You may even pass the resident sheep happily grazing beside you. A tip for newbies to the park - you must wear shorts and a top to ride the bobsled, so its best to experience the bobsled first up and prior to becoming wet in the water. Two absolute favourites for the younger kids (over 1 metre tall) are Banjo's Billabong and Billabong Beach. Banjos Billabong has several slides as well as water squirts and emptying buckets. Both of these were favourites with our 4 and 7-year-olds! Spend some hours at Jamboree Action Park and your little ones are bound to be exhausted and ready for an early bed time by the end of the day. A big