The only thing kids love more than a playground, is a playground with a MEGA SLIDE! We’re talking the biggest of the biggest here, usually a tunnel slide and at least 3 stories high to make it on this select list. I’ve rounded up the Best Mega Slides on the Gold Coast here in one spot, so you can tick them each off your list and say you’ve conquered them all! What are you waiting for, get out there!
Best Mega Slides on the Gold Coast
The centrepiece of this playground is a spectacular spiral tower over 4 levels with interactive play equipment like a glockenspiel, binoculars, telescopes, suspended nets, rope tunnels and an enclosed slide. The tower is one of the best I’ve seen in that it has differing sized nets and bridges so younger kids can actually climb a fair way up (and back down) safely and comfortably, even if they can’t make it to the top.
Frascott Park, Varsity Lakes
The most popular part of this parklands is the Safari themed playground (located closer to the Mattocks Rd entrance). Here you’ll find two play structures, one for the bigger kids and one for the toddlers. Hugely popular for birthday parties, on weekends you’ll struggle to get a table, but bring a picnic blanket and set up alongside the playground while you watch the kids. The 4-story high mega slide and flying fox are keen favourites, while little ones will love driving the safari jeep and spotting elephants!
Aquila Park, Pimpama
From the awesome water play area, with moving spouts and water pumps, to the epic slide tower, the spinner and all the climbing and balance equipment – you can easily spend a few hours at this playground without anyone getting bored. This mega slide is 9m tall, but also has a smaller slide for those with a little less confidence. The tower is great fun to climb and has mesh panels for looking through at the top and a rock climbing wall on the side.
Bim’bimba Park, Pimpama
Set up as a community space, this park encompasses a large outdoor amphitheatre, toddler play space, playground, teen hangout and basketball court – all connected by a series of entwining paths perfect for bike riding. Some of the highlights for us included the metal music gong, the animal sculptures and the spinning wheel. The entire playground is centred around the mega slide, which sits at 4 stories high and is accessed by a series of nets, bridges and ladders.
Gibirrngaan Park, Maudsland
Younger kids will be in their element as they balance along the giant Red Bellied Black snake, dig for dinosaur fossils or explore the playhouse with slide, shop front, and talking teletube. Older kids can climb the net to the wooden birdsnest for views across the park, and then race down the 3-story mega slide! Little explorers will love the dry creek bed and giant snake eggs, and the giant ring swing lets both kids and parents get in on the action!
Schuster Park, Tallebudgera
Schuster Park at Tallebudgera is a Jungle themed park best suited to children aged 4 and over. With a heavy focus on climbing, each playground piece has a number of climbing nets leading to slides, towers and platforms. A key feature of this playground are the two mega slides off the main tower. Kids can climb the two stories to the top, and make their way back down on the twisty mega slide! For younger children, there is a smaller version of the main tower, with a single platform and smaller tunnel slide to conquer.
Country Paradise Park, Nerang
The centrepiece of the adventure playground is the 11.5m windmill with mega slide, accessed via a water-tank tunnel and swing bridge. Wrapping around the entire playground space is a creek bed with water play elements for the kids to get back to nature. There are so many play structures – one for the really little toddlers, one for the more adventurous preschoolers and a massive structure for everyone to enjoy, with the more difficult climbing elements enticing the older kids.
Parklake Park, Maudsland
Parklake Park at Maudsland can’t be seen from the street, and so many people are surprised once they make their way down to it at how big the playground is! There are two playgrounds here, one for toddlers and one for bigger kids. The larger playground is where you’ll find one of the tallest straight drop slides I’ve seen on the Gold Coast! It’s quite a walk up to the top, but once you’re there the kids will love the trip to the bottom.
Robert Neumann Park, Currumbin Valley
Robert Neumann Park is a beautiful, nature based playground that is small but packs a punch. With two mega slides, a toddler slide, climbing opportunities and swings, there is something for everyone to play! Set in a peaceful, shady spot by a large duck pond, this is a great spot to pack a picnic and settle in for some relaxing play time. A picnic gazebo and BBQ is available, as well as toilets onsite and heaps of big open grassy spaces to run around.
Deodar Park, Burleigh Waters
With a total of 7 slides, including a mega slide, I’ve never seen another playground with this many options! Shade covered, this small playground packs a lot in, with activities at every turn suitable for a range of ages. Climbing opportunities, a flying fox, interactive panels, swings, a see saw, balance rope and tunnels – the kids will have so much fun.
Eagle Tree Park, Coomera
Based around a central ‘birds nest’ structure, there are two big slides to tackle, while the rest of the playground includes a standalone toddler play space, small basketball court and swing set.