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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 49 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great fun, not too crowded even though we were there on a weekend in the school holidays. Well priced, you can't argue with free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

First and foremost its free. Secondly, it is very family friendly. The facilities were amazing, from the waterslides to the water playground. My kids did not want to leave and we spent about 5 hours there. This is a must visit place if you're in Darwin.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Everything about the water park is fantastic and free to boot! The water slides are great for bigger kids while the other areas suit everyone else. Very popular and for good reason. Could probably use a bigger car park.

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Perth, Australia
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Our second trip up here from WA and we love this park. Its got huge water slides, a big water playground as well as a pool to swim in, and a normal playground, BBQs, toilets, showers, kiosk. And best of all its free! NOTHING like this in WA and if there was it certainly wouldn't be free. Our kids love... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited Leanyer Recreation Park twice during our 6 day stay in Darwin last week as the kids had such a ball the first time. The water slides are great fun for all ages and the water play area was also enjoyable for our kids. The pool was refreshing and it is all well supervised. Our kids are 14, 11,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Why didn't I take the kids here earlier is what I was asking myself. With a 5 & 3 yo and the weather being so hot for us Southerners, this free activity park was excellent. We all cooled off running around the water park section with sprinklers, mini water slides, squirting things, fountains, etc. keeping us cool and happy. The... More

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Water slides, lake and buckets, waterfall, spray 'guns' and picnic areas. Families can have a barbeque, eat at tables, whilst the life savers keep an eye on the children going down the slides and in the lake. Drowning shave occurred so families need to be vigilant!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Fantastic place for the family with kids of all ages. For the bigger kids, 110cm and taller, 4 fabulous water slides. And for the littles a water play area with several smaller water slides, tipping bucket. Unfortunately the lagoon area was not operational on the day we visited but looked like another great place to take a swim. Well done... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Took the kids there last time in Darwin. If you don't go for the big racer slides, theres not a lot else. Or maybe its ok for the little kids. But hey...it's free so you can't complain about that.

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Mortlake, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Unfortunately the water slides were not operating on the day we visited. One very disappointed daughter.

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