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By Cameron McCullough Gumbuya World is Victoria’s newest theme park, and we were lucky enough to be let loose there for a day to experience it in all its glory. Purchased in 2016 by a group of investors, they set out on a massive redevelopment of what was previously know as Gumbuya Park. And while the giant pheasant still sits at the entrance, virtually every other corner of the park has been rebuilt and remodelled, giving a fresh, vibrant feel to your visit. The park is broken up into four 'experiences"; Wildlife Trail, the Oz Adventure, the Outback Explorers and, of course, Oasis Springs, Gumbuya World's water park. Having arrived early, we hit the Wildlife Trail first. It was a wonderful close-up experience through a natural bushland setting. You'll come across Dingos, wallabys, wombats, emus, koalas and kangaroos, which quickly bound up to you. The avaries house an array of native birdlife, and the petting zoo lets kids get hands-on with furry friends. After that it was off for some rides at Oz Adventure experience with its mining race coaster, rush-hour ride, tree swing and a host of other rides. From there, we ventured into Outback Explorers for more rides including a pirate ship, and the perennial favourite, dodgem cars. After a long stint on the rides, it was time to cool off. We made our way to Oasis Springs for some "splashtastic fun". Immaculately presented, Oasis Springs is a collection of water fun for the tame to wild-a-heart.

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Peninsula Kids – Autumn 2018

Autumn 2018  

Peninsula Kids Autumn 2018

Autumn 2018  

Peninsula Kids Autumn 2018

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