Natural Water Slides Of The World – Papaseea Sliding Rocks in Samoa

Natural Water Slides – Bum Scraping Style!

During summer, many families like going to the nearest waterslide park to try and cool off, and do a bit of exercise in the process. However, water slide parks are expensive to build and run, so there are Natural Water Slides alternatives in Samoa available if you ever feel the need to cool off from the hot and humid weather via a refreshing adrenalin rush.

The water slides look much scarier than they actually are!

Natural Water Slides - Papaseea Sliding Rocks Samoa

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The chilled out place is called the Papaseea Sliding Rocks which is located just outside of Apia, the capital of Samoa. This is basically a glorified (and really cool) Natural Water Slide with a drop of about 5 metres into a deep pool of water. And they are a great antidote to walking around in the humidity all day!

The rocks themselves are smooth, so your body just slides on top of them, even though on first look, the texture looks like the rocks might rip your shorts, or even your backside.

The natural trajectory of the slide means you won’t hit your head, but like anything like this, it’s always good to check things out first – but checking out if anyone else gets injured first!

No seriously, there are no problems here. The slides have been open for many years and thousands of people have enjoyed sliding down the Papaseea Sliding Rocks.

Natural Water Slide Fun Stuff

The Sliding Rocks are a lot of fun. Here is a video I shot of some people going down them, including a father who manages to ‘persuade’ his daughter to go down the Sliding Rocks with them.

More Water Slide Stuff

See more at the Samoa Tourism Authority Website.  These Natural Water Slides are a bit different from the Wham-o Slip N Slide Wave Rider Double With 2 Slide Boogies.

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  1. May 9, 2012    

    My tailbone is not down with this at all!

  2. May 9, 2012    

    Wow that looks incredible! I would love to try that sometime – i think my but would be up for it!

  3. Everest Base Camp Trekking Everest Base Camp Trekking
    May 24, 2012    


    i like it

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