Wynnum Whale Park

Wynnum Whale Water Park

Wynnum Whale Park is a hugely popular sea-side spot for families.  With a large playground, boardwalk, jetty, water play space and even a wading pool nearby – there is enough here to keep a family entertained for hours!

Wynnum Whale Park Waterplay

Possibly the most popular area for young kids at Wynnum Whale Park is the whale pod water spray area.  Build on top of a soft rubber matting to avoid slips and slides, this water-play space features a pod of water-spouting whales that kids can climb on and jump off as streams of water burst up and out of them intermittently.  There is also a large tipping bucket, popular amongst kids as they dash in and out from the cascading water as it fills up and then pours out over the excited children below.  For younger children there is also a small water feature and trail that is perfect for collecting small leaves and watching them race along the different streams and routes.

The whale pod sits alongside a generously spaced nautical-themed playground that features plenty of climbing areas, slides, swings and even a delightful play shop and boat.  This park is also right next to the Wynnum Jetty and Pandanus Beach – a sandy, calm little stretch of water, perfect for young families.  Extending from the playground along the waterfront are marked bike paths and walkways so take the bikes or scooters.  Across the road are two different fish and chip cafes – both perfect options for lunch time take away hot chips or a cool ice-cream after a few hours in the sun.

Further along there is the Wynnum Wading Pool, which is perfect if kids are after a bit more of a swim over just having some light water play in the whale park.  

Imagination Factor

The ocean theme of this playground inspires Brisbane Kids to become sea captains and pirates, sailing the seas in search of whales, or digging in the sand for buried treasure. Trying to guess which whale will squirt water next will also keep kids amused. Brisbane Kids from far and wide will adore the masses of soldier crabs scurrying across the beach at low tide!


Wheelchair accessible toilets are located near the playground within the park. There are several shaded places to set up camp for the day around the playground, however, the water park is unsheltered. The small gazebo areas, picnic tables and barbeques are clean and well maintained. There are many shops and cafes within easy walking distance for snacks and supplies. Parking is located near the playground so it’s not too far to walk and the closest bus stop is Pandanas Beach.

Wynnum Whale Park features

  • Unfenced playground
  • Sand and rubber base
  • Accessible toilet facilities
  • Wading pool (high tide)
  • Water play features (summer only)
  • Ocean theme
  • Forts
  • Climbing nets
  • Slides
  • Swings
  • Rockers
  • Bike and walking paths
  • Sheltered picnic tables
  • Barbecues
  • Soldier crabs on the beach at low tide
  • Jetty
  • Beachside location

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Wynnum Whale Park is located on Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum.

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2 responses to “Wynnum Whale Park”

  1. Michele Quinlan says:

    I’m living in Milton and am looking for a swimming pool/leisure play pool for kids, do they exist?

  2. Dana says:

    Newmarket Pool is not too far from you and has 4 pools in total.
    71 Alderson St, NEWMARKET, QLD
    The main pool is 50 metres
    There is a swim school pool
    A toddler activity pool
    And a kids leisure pool with small slides and water fountains

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