The Queensland Government announced in July 2019 that it has partnered with Sunlover by providing matched funding to expand and enhance our marine tourism infrastructure at Arlington Reef to enrich visitor experiences on the Great Barrier Reef.
The current Marine Base at Arlington was extensively refurbished in 2017, and launched in 2018 as the first dedicated charter events venue on the Great Barrier Reef, receiving worldwide media coverage and tourism industry interest. The assistance provided by the Queensland Government will fast track the addition of two theme park waterslides.
An artist's impression ( above right) shows the additions of the two slides to the existing Arlington Reef Marine Base. The blue and purple 'Cyclone' is a circular turbo slide similar to the one at Moore Reef (but possibly slightly faster!) The 'Double Dipper' is the retro yellow and orange slide and allows two people to go down at once at a slower pace so it is ideal for older guests or an adult and child.
In 2017, Sunlover added the first waterslide on the Great Barrier Reef to our two-story deluxe Moore Reef Marine Base. The ‘Sunlover Sunslide’ was an immediate hit, luring visitors from around the world, and has demonstrated that innovative reef experiences can be created while having the utmost respect for the precious marine environment. It is anticipated that the addition of two Sunlover Sunslides at Arlington Reef will assist in drawing more visitors to the region, as well as providing local jobs during the construction and ongoing operations.
Please note that the design is to be finalised, but we anticipate that they will be ready for use in mid-2020.
Sunlover Sunslide at Moore Reef Marine Base.