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Yarrawonga Foreshore Splash Pad
Splash parks in north-east Victoria, Australia


 
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. The Yarrawonga splash pad on the Lake Mulwala foreshore Above: The Yarrawonga splash pad on the Lake Mulwala foreshore (Order this image, prints or gifts)

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. The water slide on the Yarrawonga foreshore, adjacent to the splash pad Above: The water slide on the Yarrawonga foreshore, adjacent to the splash pad (Order this image, prints or gifts)
Essential Information Before You Go:
Location: Yarrawonga Foreshore Reserve, Bank St, Yarrawonga, 280 km (approx. 3.5 hr drive) north of the Melbourne CBD.
Latitude:-36.006481 Longitude:146.010787
Getting there: 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.
General facilities: 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.
Sun shade: 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.
Entrance fee: None

Opening times: 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.
Wheelchair access: Yes
Prohibitions: 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.
Accommodation Options: You can try accommodation in Yarrawonga if you are planning to stay overnight in the area
Managing authority: Moira Shire Council
Nearby attractions: Mulwala Lake Pool.
Before you head out, make sure to read the water safety information.
Locality Map:
The marker indicates the location of the splash pad on the foreshore.
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