Wet’n’Wild gets SunSmart for Summer!

To celebrate the official launch of the Summer Season, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast has joined forces with Cancer Council Queensland to raise awareness about the importance of sun safety.

With temperatures set to soar in coming months, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast and General Manager, Greg Yong said it is important for guests to be SunSmart whilst at the park.

“We want to ensure that while our guests are enjoying our world-class pools and slides that they are remaining sun-safe and it is great to have Cancer Council Queensland at the park today,” he said.

“There is a strong focus on sun safety at Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast with the park recently investing in two giant shade structures and a range of Cabanas at the Wave Pool to provide guests with additional places to escape the sun.”

Queensland has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Around 3000 melanoma and 133,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed across the state each year.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift urged all Queenslanders to reduce their risk of skin cancer by following all five sun protective recommendations.

“Slip on protective clothing, Slop on minimum SPF30 broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen, Slap on a broad-brimmed hat, Seek shade and Slide on wrap-around sunnies when out and about this summer,” Ms Clift said.

“Skin damage can occur in as little as 10-15 minutes if you’re outdoors without protection during summer in Queensland – so it’s imperative to take sun safety seriously.

“We’re proud to officially launch summer with Wet’n’Wild, and encourage all Queenslanders to prioritise sun protection to reduce the risk of skin cancer, while enjoying the best of what our State has to offer this season.”

Sun protection is required when the UV Index is 3 and above. In Queensland, the UV Index is 3 and above all year round, so Cancer Council Queensland sun protection is required through every season.

Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast is offering patrons a Village Theme Parks Unlimited Membership with unlimited entry to Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast, Warner Bros. Movie World and Sea World for about $9 a month, as well as a range of members only benefits. For more information visit wetnwild.com.au or call 13 33 86.

For more information or interviews, please contact:

Katie Clift, Executive Manager, Media and Spokesperson, Cancer Council Queensland

Ph: (07) 3634 5372 or 0409 001 171