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Victoria’s first heated outdoor wave pool is coming to Funfields

Funfields Volcano Beach
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Let’s be honest – given Melbourne’s temperamental weather, any pool that has the ability to be heated is a very good call. But a pool that is both heated and can simulate waves like a real beach? Sign us up.

Funfields has just unveiled its latest attraction, Volcano Beach: Victoria’s first outdoor heated wave pool. The massive wave pool has been in construction since February and was officially opened on Thursday, December 20. The pool holds more than 1.5 million litres of heated water and produced waves up to one metre high – it’s the next best thing to a trip to the ocean (there's nothing like the slap of waves on you, after all).

Prefer to chill? Volcano Beach can be used as a regular pool between the wave sessions, or you can relax on land in one of the hireable beachfront cabanas. There is also a gentle wading area for young kids to splash about in. The new wave pool comes roughly a year after Funfields unveiled the thrilling Gravity Wave waterslide, a 27.1 metre-high monster of a slide where riders experience weightlessness.

Volcano Beach is now open at Funfields. Admission is included with entry to the park.

For another way to cool off this summer visit the Queen Victoria Market's ice skating rink.

Or try a boozy riesling slushie at the Boatbuilder's Yard.

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