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Leanyer Recreation Park

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Free Fun

Great water park and even better free entry! Large pool to swim around in but they could use abit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
A great place to cool off

The best thing about the park, pool facilities is that it is totally free. Bring picnic, BBQ... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Saint-Augustin, France
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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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...more
215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8927 4199
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 6, 2012

It's free! Opens at 10, slides open at 11. Great play area for children to get wet and explore. The lake is large with plenty of room. Free BBQs and lots of shade and space to spread out. Highly recommend it if you need something...More

9  Thank WJeremiah
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 22, 2012

This is a good water park to take the kids to, it's free and there's lots to do. There is big water slides for the older kids and adults, BBQ's, a big playground for the little kids and a water playground with a giant water...More

5  Thank MissDarwin
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All reviews water slides free fun all ages bigger kids big slides large pool on duty bbq facilities life guards free bbqs great family day cool off kids and adults shaded areas awesome fun free entertainment lots of fun
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great water park and even better free entry! Large pool to swim around in but they could use abit more shading for that pool. Doesn't get very deep just the right depth to lay in and cool off since you can't go swim at the...More

Thank brittany-adventure
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The best thing about the park, pool facilities is that it is totally free. Bring picnic, BBQ, whatever and stay cool off in the pool, slides, kiddo pool and then have your picnic. First aid facilities, Lifeguards, cafe. Negatives are the pool is 1.2 meters...More

Thank MikeL37
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Whilst in Darwin, I took my Grandson to the Leanyer Rec park. we spent the whole day there, mind you I didn't go for a swim, but I did observe everyone thoroughly enjoying themselves, adults included. The slides are fantastic, from what I saw, the...More

Thank Donald H
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Love the slides. Great exercise for everyone and free entry. Havent even swum in the pool yet as too busy on the slides.

Thank Sam L
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We popped into the water park not expecting much considering it is free, but we had a fantastic time. There are water slides, a splash park and a large shallow pool perfect for little ones. The kids loved the splash park with the tipping bucket...More

Thank Roamingfambam
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Another great FREE waterpark in the Darwin area. Such a great park to bring the kids and cool off. Good on Darwin for supplying such cool free activities!

1  Thank tripinavan
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Damned good. Guess if you can't swim in the sea then you need somewhere to go to cool off. Great facilities. Life guards on duty, Very clean. Great spot.

Thank Ramjet308
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

It was a hot weekday afternoon, and we sought to beat the heat somewhere other than a shopping centre, so we headed out to Leanyer Recreation Park. The park is a magnificent complex with a skateboard park, playground, bbq and picnic facilities, a water playground...More

Thank netwinkle
Reviewed August 7, 2018

free pool, slides & suitable for all ages. Amenities and parking available plus bbq facilities and playground also on site.

Thank alijaneroder
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Ok. When you think free waterpark, you think dirty. That has never been my experience. We love this place. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers because it has lots for little kids to do as well. There is also a large play park on the edge...More

Thank Carrie C
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Mario C
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Craig W | Reviewed this property |
free entry
February 7, 2017|
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Response from chrisoE5145YN | Reviewed this property |
No, Leanyer which is 15 min drive from city.
Michelle H
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Response from julius S | Reviewed this property |
Ohh.. Kakadu is abt 150. km. and JAbiru is abt 220km from Darwin, Only a few Kms to Cahills crossing which is the furthest you can go without a permit. . Good burgers at Coroborree (100km) and Bark hut ( 130km.)Cahills... More