Aquazone@Lake Mulwala opened for business on Saturday with a fantastic turnout of excited youngsters, and some not-so-young, lining up for their turn on the inflatable water park.
Managing Director Deb North said she was absolutely thrilled the project has now opened to the public and thanked all the government agencies for giving Aquazone the ‘go-ahead’.
Made of extra strong PVC material in Germany, the equipment known as Wibit is constructed to strict European standards.
Featuring waterslides, trampolines, towers and obstacle courses, each piece is anchored to the lake floor with weights.
“Aquazone will be the flagship operation for all other open water aquatic recreation facilities to compare to and that is just amazing,” Deb said.
“In terms of using the facility, play sessions will be of an hour in length and will be $15 per person, per hour.
“Participants will be hosted on the equipment for that specified hour and this includes a short induction program outlining the rules of play.
“All participants must have a minimum swimming ability and a supplied life jacket at all times.
“A lifeguard tower is part of the structure and life guards will be supervising from the water and on the obstacle course itself; a night watchman will be employed for the duration of the season.
“It is hoped this fantastic opportunity will bring a level of fun and adventure to the area, for locals and tourists alike.
“This will enable families to engage their children in the sun and fresh air, having fun in the water encouraging better educated and skilled participants in an aquatic environment.”
Deb thanked Moira Shire, GMW and NSW Roads and Maritime for their hard work helping to get the project up and running.
“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with these people,” she said.
“Moira Shire and in particular the economic development and planning departments have been the driving force in assisting us to bring this facility to the region.
“We chose Lake Mulwala as its consistent water depths, long summer season and temperate weather coupled with established business sectors within Mulwala and Yarrawonga not to mention the easy commutability from as far as Shepparton to Wagga Wagga and the guaranteed economic flow on from the residential and tourism economies within Albury Wodonga and Wangaratta underpin this location as the destination of choice for this venture.”