The Yarrawonga Foreshore Splash Park is a free splash pad on the Lake Mulwala foreshore. It has a vertical
sprinkler ring that you can dart through, plus several water jets of different sizes and configuration that squirt up
from the splash mat. At only a few metres in diametre, it's quite small, so the splash pad
is best suited to early primary and pre-school aged kids, particularly if they are not quite old enough to enjoy the
other water attractions on the foreshore.
Above: The Yarrawonga splash pad on the Lake Mulwala foreshore
The water is activated by sensors on the splash pad that respond to movement. The water runs for a 15 minute cycle, after
which it will cease until you start moving again.
For older kids there are a range of other water activities on the foreshore. These include the giant water slide (for a fee) and the lakeside
swimming pool. There is also a playground, swings, and lots of shaded lawn area on the foreshore if you want to turn the day into a family picnic.
Above: The water slide, adjacent to the splash pad
Essential Information Before You Go:
Yarrawonga Foreshore Reserve, Bank St, Yarrawonga, 280 km (approx. 3.5 hr drive) north of the Melbourne CBD.
From the Hume Hwy (M31) follow the Benalla-Yarrawonga Rd (C373) to Yarrawonga. Turn right into the
Murray Valley Hwy (B400) then left at Coghill St. The splash pad is located along Bank St, between Coghill St and Ely St.
Kiosk, lakeside pool, waterslide, lawn, bbqs, playground, toilets, change rooms, park benches,
rubbish bins, playground, shaded tables
Baby change facilities:
Unknown, as I didn't venture into the changing rooms when I visited.
Shade available under the large trees on the foreshore and the sheltered picnic tables. Most of the foreshore area
is in full sun, so bring some sun protection.
The splash pad is open daily from 10 am from December to the Labour Day weekend.
Note that the waterslide hours of operation are shorter, and generally restricted to afternoons on weekends and school holidays. In the past
when water quality in the River Murray is poor, the operating season for the splash pad has been extended to the end of March.
Children under the age of 10 years must be actively supervised by a person 16 years and over at all times. No alcohol.
No smoking. No bad language. No running, rough play or bullying. Obey the instructions of the lifeguard on duty. No cameras or mobile
phones in the change rooms. No swinging or climbing on the water features. No foreign objects (although I not sure specifically what
this one means, but I'm guessing it is in relation to the water slide). No food, drink, glass or other packaging.
If you are planning to stay overnight in the area you can try
accommodation in Yarrawonga
Moira Shire Council
Nearby attractions: Mulwala Lake Pool
Before you head out, make sure to read the water safety information
The marker indicates the location of the splash pad on the foreshore.
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