Klang Valley boast to host many water based recreational theme parks for families and the most popular among them is Sunway Lagoon. However, Johor can also be proud too of having many fun-filled family parks for locals and tourist alike.
Many had known about Danga Bay, a place where Johoreans, tourists and visitors from Singapore congregate for while away their leisure time with friends or family. Johor is also proud of hosting the only international theme park for families in Asia under the Legoland flagship, besides another one, Hello Kitty theme park in Pulai Springs, Nusajaya.
Now Johor has added another theme park on her list, the Austin Heights Water and Adventure Park .The park is located at the Mount Austin Township along Jalan Kota Tinggi in Johor Bahru District. It is approximately a 20 minutes drive from Johor Bharu city centre and is the regions latest and unique and holiday getaway.
Austin Heights Water and Adventure Park, managed by Austin Leisure Sdn. Bhd. is Malaysia’s largest Fmily Edutainment Centre.
Austin Heights Water and Adventure Park has 5 attractions parks depending on visitors taste of adventure and each park has its own thrill and adventure.
Visitors can fulfill their respective desire of adventure and thrills at either of these Water Park, Adventure Park, Jump Street, Skating rink and/or Drift. Entrance tickets are based on single park entry.
The water park provides a collage of breath-taking summery scenery and varieties of jaw-dropping water slides. There’s the “Hola Flora” for kids and also adults who missed their childhood fun and memories during their times.
Step into Splash world and let your imagination run wild and letting the kids rule their own game at the splash-tastic water playground.
When did you last scream out at the top of your vioce? Well, you can do it again at the Supersurf where you can scream all the way down the 6 high-speed racing lanes and boost your rate of blood circulation and your body muscles for exertion.
The Yellow Wall is a master of all thrill. Many people has Acrophobia and if you are one, don’t look down when you tube through this extra wide body slide. Hurtle high above, speed down by gliding left or right within seconds and splash out at the end.
You won’t get dizzy at the Rainbow Hood. It is one of the most stunning slides of summer that takes momentum rider slide down twist and turn in the dark while revel in rotary-rainbow effect by landing each rider in the Lazy River.
Below is a You Tube video clip at the water slides at Water Park Big Splash shared by Andy Lee
And if you just want to soak yourself to the wave visitors can swim here.
This park is all about “monkey business”. NO!!! I do not mean you must become a monkey but activities on this park is all about climbing and hanging or you can be Tarzan for a while even if “Jane” is not around.
Adventure Park is for thrill seekers or fans of adventure who wants to explore more but staying dry. It features the longest indoor suspension adventure rope course in Malaysia. This park guarantees maximum thrills with its 7 course routes consisting of 51 types of obstacles/challenges designed for first-time players or thrill seekers.
While hanging metres above the ground the park provide the highest quality safety equipment ensuring highest quality of safety standards in compliance with the latest Euro Norm Standards : EN15567. No doubt because experts from France were employed to fix the obstacles.
There are Zip lines and uper Zip lines, Tunnel Crossing, Rope Trapeze, Jamor crossing, Pnotta bridge, Neewood crossing, Half criss crosssing, Half Tic Tac Toe, Pirate Crssing, Small U and all are in mid air.
Sports & Leisure Park
Partnering with franchisor Jump Street, a leading large-scale trampoline park specialist, to ensure reliable safety standard, this gravity-defying indoor trampoline centre re define fitness and fun for adults and kids. It is custom built to maximise the varieties of attraction and catering for individuals with different levels of fitness.
Jump Street consist of different activities namely; Main Court, Dodge Ball Court, SlamDunk, High Performance Area, Foam Pit and Ait Bag. It also has a healthy snack bars and is available for events and ftness and fun classes.
Run away from the tropical heat and ice skate on synthetic ice in the comfort of Austin Heights Skating rink. This high standard synthetic ice from XTRANCE can achieve 95% similar to natural ice.
Drifting is no kids game but is suitable for kids and if you, an adult has Tachophobia, just try your hand on the drift cart at the Drift Park and feel the experiece of your vehicle skidding on the turns.
While visitors come as walk ins, Austin Water and Adventure Park also caters for School Group and Uotungs, Corporate Team building and Family Bonding activities.
Beside all these, Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park also has a fitness centre for those who want to keep fit and maybe has the intention of becoming an “Abang Sado”
As common regulation to all parks’ policy where No Outside Food allowed, Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park also do not allow such. However to cater to hungry park goers, there’s a cafeteria next to the surf pool where visitors can buy their meals.
During our media visit to the park we were all provided with a sample of lunch that can be purchased.
HOW TO GO
Visitors travelling on the North South Highway can take the exit to Terminal Pengangkutan Awam & Pasar Larkin.
Mount Austin Township Coordinate : 1°33’10″N 103°46’43″E
Entry tickets to the respective fun-filled park
FACEBOOK : Austin Heights Water & Theme Park