Melbourne Cable Park

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What are the park opening hours?
The Aqua Fun Park is currently closed for winter.

Cable wakeboarding is open all year round:
April to September
Monday to Friday: 1pm to 5pm
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays: 10am to 5pm

Climb Melbourne (high ropes) is due to open late 2017
Our opening hours are subject to change at short notice.

What activities do you offer?
Cable wakeboarding, kneeboarding and waterskiing
The Aqua Fun Park – giant inflatables course on the water
Climb Melbourne, a high-rope aerial playground – opening late 2017

How much does it cost?
Aqua Fun Park – $25 per person per session
Cable wakeboarding – from $49 for 1 hour, including rental equipment

Please visit our Pricing & Tickets page for full ticket information.

Is there an entry fee for spectators?
There is no charge for spectators accompanying paying guests.
All guests will be required to sign a waiver on entry.

How do I book tickets?
Aqua Park Tickets can be bought online – booking recommended
Please buy Cable tickets at the park
Gift vouchers are available online and at the park

Do you offer group discounts? 
We cater for all kinds of groups and events. Please contact our friendly team for a quote for your event.

Do you hire out the park for private functions?
We can arrange private hire of one or more areas of the park. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Is there a minimum fitness level to take part in the activities? 
Everyone using the park is expected to be reasonably fit. You must be able to swim to take part in our water-based activities.

Can I take part if I have a medical condition or if I’m pregnant?
Pregnant women will not be permitted to take part in our activities. If you have a medical condition, please consult your doctor before undertaking any activities at Melbourne Cable Park. You are responsible for ensuring you are fit enough to participate.

Do I need to sign a waiver?
All guests at Melbourne Cable Park are required to sign a waiver. We require a parent or guardian (over 18) to sign for under 18s. Cable riders must also watch a safety video before using the cable for the first time.

What is your bad weather policy?
We aim to have the park open 364 days a year. We will only close if the weather makes it dangerous to operate; for example: during very high winds or electrical storms.

Is there parking?
There is plenty of free parking at the park.
Melbourne Cable Park does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to any vehicle in the car park.

Are there toilets and change rooms?
We currently have temporary toilets.
Permanent facilities, including change rooms are planned.

Is there somewhere to store my belongings?
There are temporary lockers. Please bring your own padlock.

Is there a cafe?
We have a kiosk selling ice creams, cold drinks, pies and some confectionery. We are planning two cafes for the near future.

Can I bring my own food to the park?
Of course! But no alcohol or glassware is permitted.

Do you have BBQs?
BBQs will be installed in the near future.

Can I bring my dog to the park?
No dogs (except service dogs) are allowed to be brought into Melbourne Cable Park.

Cable Wakeboarding

What is cable wakeboarding?
Cable wakeboarding allows you to wakeboard without a boat. Riders grab a handle attached to the overhead cable which pulls you round the lake.

What are the opening times for cable wakeboarding?
April to September
Monday to Friday – 1pm to 5pm
Weekends and public holidays – 10am to 5pm

What are the session times for cable wakeboarding?
There are no set session times. The cable runs non stop all day. Individual tickets are timed automatically when riders scan their ticket at the start dock. Just grab a ticket and take the next available spot when you’re ready to go.

What are the Cable ticket prices?
Ticket prices start from $49 for 1 hour on the Cable. Please visit our Pricing & Tickets page for all ticket information.

How do I book tickets for the Cable?
We are currently selling Cable tickets at the park. No online bookings for the time being.

Do you sell memberships?
We currently sell an annual membership for cable wakeboarding. It’s a 12-month membership which gives unlimited riding during normal park opening hours.

Is there a minimum age to ride the cable?
The minimum age to use the full-size cable is 10 years old.
We run a weekend Kids’ Club for kids aged 8 to 15 years old.

Do you cater for beginners?
Yes, we cater for all levels of wakeboarder, from complete beginner to professional riders.

Do you offer wakeboarding lessons?
Yes, we can arrange group and one-to-one lessons. Please contact our friendly team to arrange coaching.

Do you run lessons for kids?
We currently run our Kids’ Club on Saturday mornings. The session runs from 9.30 to 11am. $39 per child. Suitable for 8 to 15-year-olds. All coaching and equipment included.

What do I need to wear?
Everyone riding the cable must wear a helmet and PFD 3 or better standard lifejacket. You can bring your own or rent them from us. These items are included in the cost of your ticket.

Do you hire wetsuits?
Yes, we have Rip Curl wetsuits – springers and steamers – in a range of kids’ and adult sizes. $10 per person per session.

Can I bring my own wakeboard?
Yes, but no fins or wax are permitted on the obstacles.

How many lakes are there?
We three lakes in total; one full-size cable lake, one beginners’ lake and a smaller lake with a two-tower cable system for beginners.

Which direction is the cable spinning in?
On the Main Lake it runs clockwise and anti-clockwise on the Front Lake. The two-tower system runs back and forth in a straight line.

Do you have changing facilities?
For the time being, we have a shelter and toilets on site. There are public changing rooms and showers across the road in the National Water Sports Centre.

Can I water ski at the cable park?
Yes, but double skis only (no slalom).

Aqua Fun Park

What are the Aqua Fun Park opening hours?
The Aqua Fun Park is currently closed for winter. We plan to re-open in time for the September school holidays 2017.

How much do Aqua Fun Park tickets cost?
Single session – $25
Family of 4 – $80
Extra sessions purchased on the same day – $20 each

Do I need to book in advance? 
Booking for the Aqua Fun Park isn’t mandatory, but we do recommend that you book online to make sure you don’t miss out on the session time you need.

Can I change my booking?
We will be happy to change the time of your Aqua Fun Park session up to 24 hours before your original session is due to start. Please note that we do not offer refunds.

Can I get a refund if I cancel my Aqua Fun Park session?
We do not offer refunds on Aqua Fun Park tickets. We will be happy offer an alternative session time or issue a voucher to be used at a later date. We require 24 hours notice to change or cancel Aqua Fun Park tickets.

How long does an Aqua Fun Park session last? 
Each session runs for 50 minutes
Sessions start every hour on the hour. Booking recommended

Is there a minimum age for the Aqua Fun Park?
Kids must be 5 years old to use the Aqua Fun Park.
Kids aged 5 to 10 years must be accompanied on the inflatables by a paying adult (over 18). Maximum of 1 adult per 6 kids.

Can I drop off my kids and collect them after their Aqua Fun Park session?
Children aged 15 years and over can use the park unaccompanied. Kids under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult (over 18). There is no charge for spectators coming to the park with paying guests.

Can I watch from the side while my kids play on the inflatables?
Children who are 11 years old and over can go on the inflatables unaccompanied. Kids aged 5 – 10 years old must be accompanied on the inflatables by a paying adult (max: 1 adult per 6 kids).

Are there lifeguards?
Yes, the Aqua Fun Park is supervised by lifeguards. They start each session with a safety briefing. The lifeguards oversee general safety on and around the Aqua Fun Park. Parents are responsible for their children at all times and should continue to supervise them on the Aqua Fun Park.

What should I wear?
Lifejackets are mandatory for everyone using the Aqua Fun Park. A rental lifejacket is included in the ticket price. We recommend that you also wear a rash vest for sun protection. No footwear of any kind is allowed on the inflatables.

Can I bring my GoPro to the Aqua Fun Park?
You are welcome to bring a GoPro to the Aqua Fun Park but we recommend that you bring a floating case or wrist attachment. Melbourne Cable Park accepts no responsibility for lost items. If it falls off there is very little chance of it being recovered from the lake.