Cockburn ARC’s waterslides set to make a huge splash

Tom Warren with Aidan and Isobel Lindsay. Picture: Jon Hewson
Tom Warren with Aidan and Isobel Lindsay. Picture: Jon Hewson

WHEN Cockburn ARC opens for its first day of business on Monday, there will be plenty of attractions pulling people in.

There are indoor and outdoor heated pools, a spa, sauna and steam room, an indoor sports stadium, a gym and fitness studios.

But the elements sure to excite most about the $109 million facility are likely to be the three 18m-high water slides.

There is a 70m blue Rocket which features a mind-blowing drop for those brave enough to try it.

The City of Cockburn says it is currently the only looping rocket in WA.

There is a 125m Pipeline, a fully enclosed body-slide decked out with multi-coloured lighting.

The third ride is the Tumbler, which caters for up to two people on a rubber raft.

Four lucky people were given an early look at the Tumbler and Pipeline. Here’s what they said

Isobel Lindsay: “They’re different to what I’ve been on before; so they’re cool. They’re really fun.”

Aidan Lindsay: “I had a lot of fun. I like the Tumbler when it glows and when you sucked in; you get drenched.”

Tom Warren: “The Tumbler is fun; there is a lot of water coming over you.”

Aaron Petrie: “I loved it. The slides are great. I’d recommend coming and giving it a shot.”