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, The Australian Wildlife Experience, 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.
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
Dreamworld and WhiteWater World are owned and operated
by the Ardent Leisure Group, a stapled entity listed on the Australian
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
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
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.
||Founder John Longhurst purchases the 85 hectare Dreamworld site at Coomera to build a family theme park.
||Dreamworld officially opened by the Premier of Queensland Sir Joh Bjekle-Petersen.
||Blue Lagoon water park opened.
||Dreamworld commenced seven day trading.
||Park mascot Kenny Koala judged Australia ’s most ‘Outstanding Character’.
||The Wipeout opens.
||Tiger Island opens.
||Tower of Terror opens.
||Giant Drop opens.
First litter of Bengal tiger cubs dubbed the ‘Awesome Pawesome’ born at Tiger
||ASX listed Macquarie Leisure Trust acquires Dreamworld.
||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.
||Nick Central kids zone opens.
Dreamworld comes of age and turns 21!
Second Big Brother Series produced live from Dreamworld.
||Third Big Brother Series produced live from Dreamworld.
Sunset Safaris commenced.
||All new knee knocking thrill ride, The Claw, opens.
Fourth series of Big Brother held at Dreamworld.
||The first ever Wiggles World opens
Fifth Big Brother Series produced live from Dreamworld.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||Dreamworld opens AVPX, the combat laser arena themed to reflect the cult movie, Alien Vs Predator.