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Control all the fun and action at Jamberoo
Action packed: Explore Jamberoo Action Park's
JAMBEROO Action Park is
New South Wales' biggest theme
park. It is located an easy two-
hour drive from Canberra, in the
picturesque South Coast region,.
Open every day throughout
the school holidays from 10am
to 5pm and set on 40 hectares of
landscaped gardens and park-
lands, the park is the perfect
setting to relax while kids enjoy
slipping and sliding on the rides.
Jamberoo Action Park has
something for everyone. Try the
high-intensity water thrill ride
The Taipan, a five-person raft
ride down one of two giant water
slides -- all in darkness.
You won't see the twists and
turns coming up -- not a ride for
the faint hearted.
Catch a wave at Outback Bay.
This 2.5-megalitre wave pool
is the largest in the state. Treat it
like a beach -- practise your body
surfing or float on waves up to
1.5m high. Or, if you prefer, just
relax and lounge on a deck chair
on the golden sand and soak up
The small members of the
family are not forgotten. Bil-
labong Beach is ideal for chil-
dren to play in the heated
shallow pools and mini water
slides. Dodge jets of water from
huge make-believe critters
including Charlie the Croc, Percy
the Pelican and Freddie Frog, or
take refuge in the Settlers Shack
-- a big aqua cubby house.
There are plenty of other
water-based activities at
Jamberoo Action Park. Visit The
Rock and jump five metres into a
pool beneath, if you dare, or try
one of the Splash Out Water
Slides, which speed and turn
over 100m of downhill action.
There is also Surf Hill, a wave-
like slide with an 18m drop.
Reach cheek-stretching speeds
in a race to the finish with seven
Not all activities at the park
are water based. Ride the Chair
Lift 500m to the top station
where the views stretch from
Kurnell in southern Sydney to
Jervis Bay to the south.
Try a Bobsled ride to the
bottom, if you are brave enough.
Reach dizzy speeds as you
twist and turn down the one
Car lovers will enjoy the Rac-
ing Cars. Race either single or
double go-karts around the
600m track -- a great grown-up
experience for kids.
Eat and shop until you drop at
Jamberoo Action Park. Try the
best fish 'n' chips in Jamberoo,
from Bombora Seafood. Or try
one of the many healthy options,
including vegetarian wraps and
freshly made salads. There are
great burgers available at the
Burger Barn and great coffee
and cake from The Loft.
Don't forget to get an ice
cream from Bombora Scoop on
the way out.
If you forget to bring anything,
from a towel to the batteries,
Jamberoo has you covered. The
Surf Shack has the latest Ocean
n Earth, Jetpilot, NRG and 2Chil-
lies products at very affordable
The refurbished Souvenir
Shop stocks everything you
need, including film, batteries,
toiletries, sunscreen, goggles,
Jamberoo merchandise, lollies
Jamberoo Action Park also
has an online ticket system.
E-Tickets get you priority entry
into the park so you can spend
more time having fun.
There is so much to see and do
at Jamberoo Action Park. Why
not make a weekend of it or stay
overnight in one of the many
quality accommodation venues
For more information on the
park and Jamberoo Action Park
packages, visit the website
www.jamberoo.net or phone
School holiday activities on a budget
Outside fun: Water fights can
have muddy endings.
THE very words school
holidays make children's faces
light up with delight. However,
often the same words can put
worry lines on the face of a
mother or father.
School holidays don't have to
be a time of bored kids or
expensive day activities. There
are many fantastic programs
run just for kids during these
times that are well worth a look.
There are also great, inexpen-
sive ideas that can be done at
home. As long as you have a little
bit of imagination (and some
clothes you don't want to get
ruined) the possibilities are end-
with a few parents in the same
situation. If you can take care of
their children on some days and
they can return the favour, you
are off to a good start.
Here are some great, inexpen-
sive ideas for having fun at home
during the holidays.
Organise a disco for your child
and friends. All you need is a CD
player or an iPod and some
speakers. Crank up the volume
and let the kids dance all their
energy away. Party games like
musical statues, musical chairs
and limbo could also be
Or have competitions like best
move, best new dance or best
fancy dress outfit. If you want
the fun to last for more than one
afternoon, get your kids involved
in making invitations and
decorations before the event.
Perfect for those summer
days, if no water restrictions are
enforced. Get your kids and
some of their friends outside
enjoying the sunshine. Get out
the sprinklers, dust off the slip
and slide and grab some water
pistols for a fun day out. When
water restrictions are in place,
the local pool can provide hours
of entertainment at a cheap
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