We were excited to check out the newly minted Discovery Park at Gamuda Cove, Kuala Langat, as we heard they have a lots of attractions.
On arrival the park looked quite small and deserted – it was a weekday – but we were pleasantly surprised after we went in and had a nice 3-hour experience.
A first in South East Asia: Cove Aerobar
After entering Discovery Park we saw the Bungeefly (like reverse bungee) and got excited, but found out it’s only for small kids weighing 15-30kg. We then headed outside to try the Cove Aerobar. A first in South East Asia! We went 35 meters up, which goes slowly so you won’t feel sick. You can eat basic snacks and drinks on your 10-minute trip. We did enjoy the view though and the lady at this attraction was very helpful in taking photos for us.
The trampoline isn’t worth a mention though – just one netted trampoline and not much to look at, so don’t come here for that. We didn’t see any abseiling.
The Goosebumps Rope Course was probably the highlight of the day. There are 57 obstacle courses, the highest being 15m off the ground. For the small ones measuring 140cm and below there are only 11 climbing elements. There are four levels with a platform right at the top, perfect for maybe a romantic evening or team building session. The course is of German design with wood structure flown in from Germany.
Our Discovery Park instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful and followed us around. Next, we headed next door to the small Paint Ball target shooting, which consisted of an enclosed area enough for three persons at a time. Full face helmets were required as soon as you stepped through the netting. It was fun for those few seconds.
Unfortunately we didn’t get to try the Electric Go Kart at Discovery Park, but the track asphalt looked new and very smooth – lots of fun twists and turns, albeit a bit small.
Next up, we met our super friendly instructor for the ATV experience. The minimum driving age is 16 years, and you pay RM80 for 20 minutes. Very nice for the kids to try and to gain some confidence on a large machine. The operators have plans to expand the course soon. One of the other attractions to the park is the Carousel, which was a bit too childish for my 14-year-olds, so we didn’t try.
Time to cool down
After a small break we finished our day at Discovery Park with a trip to the Beach Pool Club, which is a super cute setup! Gradual inclines, inflatables, cool landscaping, and a café behind us. There wasn’t a lifeguard on duty, so we couldn’t try the high diving platform.
There is only one eatery (so best to eat first before you go), a gorgeous, spacious Starbucks with quite a mean chicken pot pie and meatball sub. There is also a small 7-Eleven. Overall, Discovery Park is basic but quite good, and got the thumbs up from the kids.
Some top tips
- When you’re driving to Discovery Park, don’t confuse it with Gamuda Gardens, which is located in the opposite direction(!). Please use Waze to ‘Discovery Park, Gamuda Cove’.
- As we went on a weekday, it was nice and less crowded (no queues!).
- I would recommend buying tickets to SplashMania as well, to make a full day of it. Have a look here for our review! Please check beforehand if they are open, as they sometimes close for maintenance. Purchase tickets online on GL Play to enjoy seasonal discounted prices.
We were invited by Gamuda Land Leisure. As always, our opinions are honest and our own.