Roller coaster in Australia
Watch the on-ride POV
The roller coaster in 2014
Shorts Amusements (Australia)
Location Travelling
Status Operating
Sea World
Location Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 27°57′24″S 153°25′30″E / 27.956708°S 153.425011°E / -27.956708; 153.425011
Operated 1981 to May 2002
Replaced by Ray Reef
Manufacturer SDC
Product Galaxi (large)
Type Steel
Track layout Zyklon / Galaxi
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Inversions 0

Taipan is a travelling steel roller coaster located in Australia.


The roller coaster opened in 1981 at Sea World and was called Wild Wave Rollercoaster. It was later renamed Thrillseeker. The ride was closed in May 2002.

Since it left Sea World, the roller coaster was repainted and now travels in Australia.



Colour scheme

Yellow track and white supports. The ride used to feature blue track and white supports having white track and blue supports before that.


2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 8 riders per train.


A taipan is a type of snake in Australia. It is considered to be one of the most deadly snakes.

External links

  • Taipan on the Roller Coaster DataBase.