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Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic and Leisure Centre

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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good52%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
Mar 4, 2018
“Nice break for people staying in the CBD”
Feb 19, 2018
“Excellent swimming pool in central location”
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4 College St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9326 0444
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

I was staying on York Street in the CBD, and at the end of my first day of sightseeing, I was jet-lagged and exhausted from the heat. I stumbled across this pool, just a hop, skip, and jump across Hyde Park. There is a 50-meter...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

This excellent pool is conveniently located right in the centre of Sydney. The swimming lanes are twice the length of "normal" swimming lanes in Europe and are amazing! I have so far visited on a Sunday evening around 6pm and a Tuesday morning at 7.30am...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Decent lap pool, reasonable sized wave pool for the kids, small outdoor area for unwinding and a mid sized hydrotherapy pool open to the public. Coupled with very very reasonable entry price. Recommend.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank stephenj444
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

My adult son is on crutches, in pain, and awaiting bilateral hip replacements. Arriving at the College Street lift there was no signage advising that he needed to call Reception for its use; but after a long and futile wait in the hot sun he...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank linturnbull
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Swim school staff, most gym staff and junior staff at reception are lovely but heaven forbid you have a criticism, concern or feedback for them. The reception Manager is extremely rude and aggressive. When asked about plans of the centre to include a child minding...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank DalalLim
Reviewed July 19, 2017

The management is very rude and unhelpful, The staff is nice but you can see they are under the thumb of rude management and we're cut short when giving advice, Also place you can not leave your children unsupervised. Trust me I know but cant...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Warrick A
Reviewed February 16, 2017

The pool is located next to the Australian Museum near the cathedral. There is a 50m lap pool and a smaller kids' pool. I enjoyed a swim in the slow lane on a hot day after work. It was getting busy as I left just...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

Installations are clean, classes are really good BUT when I came to the reception after a problem with a door that didn't open, he straight away looked at me as if I was a thief and started to question me as if I was a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank krysmittnacht
Reviewed January 10, 2017

This is a great place to visit if you are staying in the city to take a break from walking/sight seeing. It makes for a cheap couple of hours. The wave machine during school holidays was a hit with my kids and the lazy river...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank BathurstMum2
Reviewed November 18, 2016

The Cook and Phillip Park behind the Aquatic and Leisure Centre is attractive looking and busy on a sunny day: green lawns, trees, paths, and lots of people exercising. There are open air areas in which trainers run classes, and there are free range runners....More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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