WetSide Water Education Park

WetSide Water Education Park is located on the foreshore at the junction of Main Street and the Esplanade, Pialba, Hervey Bay.

WetSide is a fun, free, eco-friendly public asset designed around water 'infotainment'. WetSide was created by Water Bay Water Corporation for residents and tourists to learn about water and its sustainable use.

WetSide Water Education Park

WetSide is just a small drive along the Hervey Bay Esplanade from Fraser Lodge Holiday Park this fun, free, eco-friendly water infotainment park that can be enjoyed by the whole family!

FlipSide and TotSide

The park includes a special are for under 5s called TotSide and the FlipSide BoardRider wave machine.

The FlipSide BoardRider has brought surfing to Hervey Bay! Get your $6 ticket from a friendly park attendant and see if you can brave the wave… either lying down or standing up! It’s a rush you won’t forget in a hurry.

A fibreglass sea creature sculpture, made and painted by a local Hervey Bay artist, forms TotSide children's play area centrepiece.

It is surrounded by a brightly coloured "floor" area which is actually studded with hundreds of gentle jets. These spring out of the floor as a water hedge; appearing in different areas at different times and fascinating the little ones who follow them back and forth.

Water Education 

As you walk around the timber boardwalks of WetSide Water Education Park you will literally encounter hundreds of water messages! They're easy to read and designed in a 'drip-feed' fashion. In fact, learning about water a WetSide is a bit like osmosis. You'll absorb information without having to put in much effort at all!

The reason we designed the park this way is that 'infotainment' means you can learn something while having a good time. What could be easier? But while everyone likes to have fun it is important that our country is educated about water and water issues. It underpins our quality of life from health and survival through to fun and recreation.

And given that Australia is the world's driest inhabited continent, coupled with our growing population, the availability and reliability of clean, safe water supplies is really our nation's hottest issue.

WetSide is smoke and alcohol-free. No bikes, scooters, skateboards or pets allowed. No running in the park. Additionally, WetSide may close for reasons including private functions, extreme weather and maximum crowd capacity. 

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