Whitewater World

Dreamworld Theme Park is one of the Gold Coast’s and
Queensland’s premier tourist attractions. Whitewater World
is a separate theme park adjacent to Dreamworld.

Coomera, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

project team


Client | Dreamworld

Engineer | Opus

Architect | Richard Groves Architect

Theme Architect | Atomiq


Created by Ardent Leisure, Whitewater world was constructed in record time. With a construction value of approximately $60 MIL, this waterpark is designed to provide a thrilling adventure for thrill-seekers and sun-lovers in a special location on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Beach themed precincts perfect for summer

It’s not every year a theme park is designed and constructed in Australia, and this particular park is strategically located near Dreamworld providing loads of adventure and choice.

A preliminary landscape character study and Masterplan determined appropriate precinct landscape treatment and individual characters to embolden the themed Architecture and rides.

Rendered hand sketch of Whitewater World Landscape Masterplan

a sense of fun and adventure

Image of Whitewater World Ride BRO - Blue Ringed Octopus

Naturally a theme park is a place of fun and adventure. Enhancement of spaces through species selection, character and positioning reflects the culture and context of the theme park.

Image of Whitewater World logo on building

Landscape elements include; 

  • feature entry palm bosques to ‘draw’ patrons to the main attraction, the wave pool. 
  • large shade trees to provide gathering areas for patrons. 
  • coloured and patterned pavements to merge and enhance the waterpark theme. 
  • decorative and buffer planting to boost patron experience. 
Aerial photo of Whitewater World

scope, expertise & advice

Citicene participated in the early design phases of the project and provided preliminary master-planning ideas for the site structure.

Providing Landscape Architectural advice all the way through to certification and completion, the opportunity to participate in the design and construction of this theme park was a privilege.

A range of landscape architectural services for this project. These included: 

  • Landscape Masterplanning services for the theme park
  • Schematic Design
  • Authority Approvals
  • Design Development
  • Contract Documentation
  • Contract Administration services including supervision of the landscape construction. 

Image of Dreamworld Roller Coaster

“WhiteWater World was a complex project from start to finish, and designed and constructed under an extremely short timeframe. Landscape Architecture was delivered by Citicene and completed with great results.” 

Bob Seow Tan
General Manager
Special Projects
Dreamworld


Image of Whitewater World Dreamworld Connection Footpath

Image of Whitewater World central landscape