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Leanyer Recreation Park

215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8927 4199
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Ranked #6 of 43 Attractions in Darwin
Fee: Yes
Owner description: On November 15th 2010, the YMCA proudly assumed management of the Leanyer Recreation Park. Entry is free to this fantastic venue.The Park consists of... more » Owner description: On November 15th 2010, the YMCA proudly assumed management of the Leanyer Recreation Park. Entry is free to this fantastic venue.The Park consists of dry and wet recreational area's. There are 3 massive water slides where you can ride the water, a water park with swimming area's and a water playground, just the place to get wet and splash around in. There is also a dry play ground, a skate park, a half basketball court, BBQ's, a Cafe and lots of shaded area'sThe newly opened cafe is a great place for a coffee and a bite to eat. it also has catering available to busy mums and other organizations. menu's are available on our website.The Recreation Park is open daily from 8am to 8pm. The Water Park is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm during school terms. During School Holidays we are open every day from 10am to 7pm. On Public Holidays we are also open from 10am - 7pm. « less
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Sevenoaks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I couldn't believe this was free, huge waterside to race down plus loads of small water fun features for little kids, with lifeguards present and a lovely cafe and great loos and showers. And free parking. Well done Darwin,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice entertainer for your kids. Located in the northern suburbs you won't find many tourists. Big water slides that will keep the little ones busy for hours :)

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Mansfield, Victoria, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Another great free water slide in the Darwin area. The 3 slides are terrific and well supervised. The red slide was the standout as you rush down the slide in darkness. Also has a great big swimming pool as well.

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Bendigo, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Children loved the water slides, and it also had a great little water play area for the younger children, the pool was also very good. Couldn't believe that it was FREE

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Darwin, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

I worked beside this park for 3 weeks, people were evacuated from water nearly everyday due to hygiene hazard. Locals kept "dropping a few floating friends off in the lake". Absolutely disgusting

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Darwin, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

A Fun park in the northern suburbs with lots of free water activities for kids of all ages. Waterslide & lagoon. BBQ areas. Good for all ages and used all year round because of the tropical climate.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This free water park is amazing and fun for all ages. There are huge, fast waterslides for most children/teens and adults. The little ones can enjoy their own small, fun and safe waterslides or even in the man made lagoon. There is even a playground with swings and slides. The park is closly supervised by many trained lifeguards and their... More

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My brother had just arrived in Darwing; so we decided to keep him cool by spending an afternoon at Leanyer with him. The slides are great fun and the lagoon is great to relax in. Perfect place for kids birthdays or just a family day out as there are BBQz as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Free, what is not to like. Great water attractions for all ages from our 1 year old to adults in the group. Safe and well patrolled by staff.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Park offers bigger slides for the bigger kids (and adults) and a fantastic area for the little ones, with a quiet lake area for those wanting seclusion! plenty of areas to have a picnic with shade all over the park - also offering a playground.

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