ABOUT US

Dreamworld

Dreamworld is Australia's favourite theme park. With so many worlds in one location, you can plan your own adventure.

Dreamworld is home to 13 worlds. From the tallest and fastest thrill rides, to live interactive shows and unique animal attractions, there's something for everyone at Dreamworld!

Home to Tiger Island, Dreamworld Corroboree, Wiggles World, V8 Supercars RedLine, FlowRider and the Big 8 Thrill Rides - some of the tallest, fastest thrill rides in the world to include our newest Thrill Ride, Pandamonium, Dreamworld is the ultimate place for family fun.

WhiteWater World

Introducing Australia's newest water park, WhiteWater World.

Brought to you by Dreamworld. WhiteWater World is no ordinary water park - it's a water ride park. From the most extreme waterslides on the planet to family friendly attractions, WhiteWater World uses cutting edge technology to deliver thrills for all ages.

WhiteWater World is where the fun is; where surf, sand and sea converge. Paying homage to everything Australian, WhiteWater World is like nothing you've experienced before. Feel the ultimate rush and get ready to experience water-powered WOW!

WhiteWater World is packed with Australian firsts and the only park where you can experience all four of the hottest waterslides on the planet!

Ardent Leisure

Dreamworld and WhiteWater World are owned and operated by the Ardent Leisure Group, a stapled entity listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

The Group consists of a listed property trust (Ardent Leisure Trust) dedicated to investment in leisure based property assets and an operator that leases the properties from the trust and operates the business (Ardent Leisure Limited).

Objectives and Strategy

The Group seeks to provide investors with income and capital returns through the hands on management of a diverse portfolio of leisure based property assets.

The Group’s strategy is to target underperforming leisure businesses and apply expert management skills to turn around performance and deliver growing returns to investors.

The following criteria are utilised to build the Group’s asset portfolio
  • Secure assets in close proximity to major domestic population centres
  • Provide an incremental positive impact upon distributions
  • Ensure quality and stability of earnings through exposure to multiple creditworthy tenants
  • Achieve diversity in income streams through investment in a range of leisure asset classes and geographic locations and
  • Ensure assets rely predominately on revenue from domestic leisure markets and limit exposure to international leisure markets.

For further information on the Ardent Leisure Group please visit www.ardentleisure.com.au.

Our History

In 1974, John Longhurst bought 85 hectares of land to build his dream. With a few attractions and a lot of heart, Dreamworld opened to the public on December 15, 1981.

Almost three decades later, Dreamworld has developed into Australia’s favourite theme park full of immersive visitor experiences from some of the world’s tallest, fastest white knuckle thrill rides to a conservation-focused wildlife park with more than 800 native Australian animals.

In 2006, Dreamworld “went water” and opened a $60 million water ride park right next door. Packed with water-powered wow, WhiteWater World is the only water park in the world boasting all four of the hottest waterslides on the planet.

Today, the two parks provide cutting edge venues and options for business and conference delegates and both have been successful in leveraging national and international brand associations with leading entertainment partners including Big Brother, Dreamworks Animation LCC and The Wiggles.

Each year, Dreamworld and WhiteWater World welcome more than 80,000 school children to explore new and innovative learning experiences under the banner of education tourism.

The parks are responsible members of the community implementing leading environmental and conservation initiatives for a sustainable tourism future and they contribute to the local community and culture through participation, sponsorship, sourcing suppliers and supporting charitable organisations for animals and people.

1974 Founder John Longhurst purchases the 85 hectare Dreamworld site at Coomera to build a family theme park.
1981 Dreamworld officially opened by the Premier of Queensland Sir Joh Bjekle-Petersen.
1983 Blue Lagoon water park opened.
1984 Dreamworld commenced seven day trading.
1987 Park mascot Kenny Koala judged Australia ’s most ‘Outstanding Character’.
1993 The Wipeout opens.
1995 Tiger Island opens.
1997 Tower of Terror opens.
1998 Giant Drop opens.
First litter of Bengal tiger cubs dubbed the ‘Awesome Pawesome’ born at Tiger Island
1999 ASX listed Macquarie Leisure Trust acquires Dreamworld.
2001 Cyclone Rollercoaster opens.
Bengal Tiger Kato arrives at Tiger Island.
Koala Country expanded and redeveloped into one of the largest native wildlife parks in South East Queensland reopened as the Australian Wildlife Experience.
First Big Brother series produced live from Dreamworld.
2002 Nick Central kids zone opens.
Dreamworld comes of age and turns 21!
Second Big Brother Series produced live from Dreamworld.
2003 Third Big Brother Series produced live from Dreamworld.
Sunset Safaris commenced.
2004 All new knee knocking thrill ride, The Claw, opens.
Fourth series of Big Brother held at Dreamworld.
2005 The first ever Wiggles World opens
Fifth Big Brother Series produced live from Dreamworld.
2006 Australia’s first and only permanent wave, FlowRider opens.
Sixth Big Brother Series produced live from Dreamworld.
WhiteWater World, a brand new water ride park, opens next to Dreamworld.
Dreamworld celebrates its 25th Birthday.
2007 First litter of Sumatran tiger cubs born at Tiger Island.
Seventh Big Brother Series produced live from Dreamworld.
Adopt an Animal Program launches at Dreamworld
Two world-class event venues open - The Dream Room at Dreamworld and The Shell at WhiteWater World.
Australia’s first motobike rollercoaster Mick Doohan's Motocoaster opens.
2008 Eighth and final Big Brother Series produced live from Dreamworld.
“Frankie” the world’s only blue-eyed koala on display born at Dreamworld’s AWE.
Second litter of Sumatran tiger cubs, Shanti, Jaya and Ndari, born at Tiger Island and join adopted sister, Sali.
Nick Central welcomes new SpongeBob Flypants ride.
Dreamworld opens V8 Supercars RedLine, Australia’s first V8 Supercars simulator ride.
2009 Dreamworld opens AVPX, the combat laser arena themed to reflect the cult movie, Alien Vs Predator.