Hey GW community 👋🏼 We are so excited to share with you the safe arrival of our baby koala! The first little joey born and bred right here at Gumbuya World. 🐨🌏 Whilst it was officially born around 9 months ago it has been in mum Willows pouch until now.
We can’t wait for you to meet this little one as soon as we get the green light to reopen.
On that note we just want to add that as a business of only 2.5 years old we have not enjoyed closing our doors.
It has meant that we have had to miss out on seeing families having fun, weddings being postponed and school kids missing out immersive educational experiences.
We are waiting in anticipation just like everyone else for some confirmed timings on re-opening which is why we are unable to advise on your annual passes just yet.
Please rest assured that if you have an annual pass you will be contacted prior to our gates re-opening with all the details you need to make up for lost time!
It looks like the Gumbuya gates will remain closed for now but don’t worry we won’t be far.
Just open up your computer screen and you can find us!
Gumbo and our Rangers will be on site to care for our feathered, furry and fanged friends so be sure to keep an eye out for our live videos, Wildlife feeds, Q & A’s plus much more.
(psst. as we don’t quite know when things will settle we’ll come back to you on opening dates and annual passes as soon as we can)
LINKS TO WATCH
1. Facebook LIVE simply head over to https://www.facebook.com/gumbuyaworld/ at the time of our LIVE
3. Instagram Q & A type in @gumbuya_world into Instagram and head to our stories to enter your question
RE-OPENING ON HOLD
Here at Gumbuya World the safety of our staff, guests, wildlife and community remain our number one priority.
As a result of the recent spike in cases around Victoria and our neighbouring suburbs we have made the tough but necessary decision to hold our re-opening this weekend.
Over the last few months our team have been busy preparing the park to ensure we comply with covid safe practises including signage, hygiene stations and training to name a few.
We are just as disappointed, as you may be, that we will not be able to open our doors and that our plans to provide a fun space for families will be put on hold.
Originally, when we made our decision to open two weeks ago restrictions were moving in a positive trajectory however the events of the last week have changed rapidly. With so much unknown heading into a peak period, being the school holidays, we want to play our part in keeping the community as safe as possible.
We ask for your patience and understanding as we prioritise any bookings for this weekend.
We remain optimistic that this is only a temporary wave and will not rule out re-opening before the end of the school holidays, however we will not be able to confirm until closer to date.
We cannot deny that this is a big challenge for our beloved park but as a team we feel positive that we can get through this together and come back bigger and better!
You will be the first to know when we have a new re-opening date.
Thank you for being a loyal Gumbuya guest.
Stay safe - Gumbuya World 🌊🐨🎢
GOTTA GET BACK TO GUMBUYA!
We can't wait to have you back at Gumbuya World and we can happily confirm that we will be opening up these school holidays on the following dates;
Saturday 27th June
Sunday 28th June
Saturday 4th July
Sunday 5th July
Saturday 11th July
Sunday 12th July
From 10am - 4pm
The Wildlife Trail, Oz Adventure and Outback Explorers (rides) will be open as well as our Outback Cafe (take away and indoor seating available in accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions)
Please note our water park remains closed.
Free under 3
Numbers are limited due to the current restrictions so we will require you to book online.
Please be quick to avoid missing out!
Please note there are some new procedures in place to ensure the safety of our guests and our employees.
Online bookings only due to limited numbers
Cashless payments via bank card
Staying home if you are feeling under the weather or suffering from flu like symptoms, are covid positive, have travelled overseas or to a COVID-19 hotspot in the past 14 days or have been in close contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive.
Staying 1.5m away from anyone who is not in your group when you visit. (we’ll have stickers on the ground to help you).
Every person entering is required to have a ticket including under 3 & annual pass holders.
Every person who enters is required to provide their name and contact phone number (this will pop up online when you place a booking).
Practice good hygiene by washing your hands regularly and using sanitiser. (Please note we will have stations set up throughout the park).
Prior to your visit we will also send you an email with a video containing all the information you need to know!
Please note that some rides and attractions may require longer than usual wait times but rest assured we will do our best to make this ''new normal'' as seamless as possible for you!
Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to call us on 03 5624 - 9888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Annual pass holders by now you should have received an email outlining your pass options. Please contact us if you are yet to receive this*
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What happens with our annual pass?
We will pause your annual pass from Saturday 21st March 2020 which was the first weekend that the 4 worlds were closed. At this stage passes will be extended by the 4 world trading days missed including the April school holidays. This will come into effect upon the reopening of our park.
What happens to our gift cards?
If gift cards were purchased post November 2019, they are valid for 3 years. Gift vouchers purchased prior to this will be extended by the 4 world trading days missed, starting from Saturday 21st March 2020. This will come into effect upon the reopening of our park. If gift cards expired prior to the 21st March 2020 they will not be valid.
How can we contact you while you are closed?
Alternatively, you can call 03 5624-9888 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
When will you re – open?
At this stage we are unable to confirm a reopening date due to the current environment however you can keep up to date with the latest news from Gumbuya World via our Facebook page or Gumbuya.com.au/current_news.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO, RON WEINZIERL
It is with a heavy heart that we announce that from today, Gumbuya World has temporarily closed its doors until further notice as per the recommended advice from the Federal Government, State Government and Chief Medical Officer to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The health and safety of our guests, staff and wildlife animals and the wider community is our priority and first concern. It always has and always will be.
We sincerely apologise to our community and particularly to anyone who has made plans to visit Gumbuya World for the upcoming Easter school holidays.
We have carefully considered the impact of our closure on all staff and guests including our valued Annual Pass holders. Please be rest assured, we will contact you regarding your membership options in due course.
We want to take this opportunity to thank our entire Gumbuya World community, including all of our visitors and staff, for your continued support and understanding. This is a difficult and challenging time for us all. Your support means everything to us.
We look forward to welcoming you back when the outbreak settles. In the meantime, we hope you and your families stay safe and healthy.
🌎GUMBUYA WORLD COMMUNITY UPDATE🌎
Operating days and times for Monday 23rd March – Sunday 29th March.
Gumbuya World will be opening our Wildlife Trail daily from 10am – 4pm up to Sunday 29th March.
The Wildlife Trail is primarily an outdoor experience, where social distancing is possible and may help to minimise stress for families and individuals in the current climate.
At this stage Oasis Springs, Oz Adventure and Outback Explorers will remain closed to aid in limiting the spread of COVID-19.
As previously mentioned due to the frequently evolving nature of COVID-19 further information for operating days from the 30th March will be advised next week.
We reiterate that Gumbuya World has robust health, safety and emergency management arrangements in place and the health and safety of our guests, staff and wildlife is our priority and first concern.
For any families or individuals feeling unwell or displaying flu-like symptoms we encourage you to stay home and rest and keep up to date with the latest health information provided by The Department of Health (www.health.gov.au).
For those staying in we will be announcing some exciting new ways to stay connected to Gumbuya World via our Wildlife team in the next few days.
We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you, Gumbuya World management
To our Gumbuya World community,
Thank you in advance for your patience across what can only be summed up as a unique situation that we all find ourselves in.
We wanted to give you an update on our trading hours for this weekend and the best way to stay up to date with all things Gumbuya.
Our Wildlife Trail will remain open daily to guests while Oasis Springs, Oz Adventure and Outback Explorers will be closed for this weekend, to aid in limiting the spread of COVID-19.
The Wildlife Trail is primarily an outdoor experience surrounded by nature & fresh air, which may help to minimise stress in the current climate.
We do however encourage any families or individuals who are feeling unwell or are displaying flu-like symptoms to stay home and rest up and keep up to date with the latest health information provided by The Department of Health (www.health.gov.au).
At Gumbuya World we have robust health, safety and emergency management arrangements in place and the health and safety of our guests, staff and wildlife is our priority and first concern.
Given the frequently evolving nature of COVID-19 we will continue to review the situation and monitor updates closely on a daily basis. We will keep you updated should circumstances change, or new information become readily available.
For any future updates please stay tuned to our Facebook page and/or the following link (https://gumbuya.com.au/current-news/) which we will keep regularly updated.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but also thank you in advance for your patience.
Gumbuya Management team