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Leanyer Recreation Park

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Another great FREE waterpark in the Darwin area. Such a great park to bring the kids and cool off... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Coolum Beach, Australia
Fantastic free park

Damned good. Guess if you can't swim in the sea then you need somewhere to go to cool off. Great... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

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!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Free fun, water slides, water play area, play ground, BBQ areas. Just need to get in early for prime spots

Thank Jazzlyn66218
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This park is fantastic and not just because it’s free! It has something for everyone and we couldn’t get our toddler out after several hours. Plenty of picnic seating in the shade and in the sun depending on your needs. Canteen with hot food made...More

Thank Cassie G
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Free water park, 3 slides, play area nice large pool with gentle fall so suited to all ages. We all had a ball. Park suited for toddlers to 80+. Lifeguards on duty. Lots of shelters and shaded areas. Only comment is its a long walk...More

Thank Barry H
Reviewed July 28, 2018

The water park is always top of our to do list when we come to Darwin. Great was to cool down for the adults and great was for the kids to splash around and have fun on the water slides. Plenty of shaded seating. Still...More

Thank Andrew_from_OZ
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Excellent place to cool off and enjoy some fun on the water slides - especially since you can't swim at the beach in Darwin! And the best part is, it's free!!! Perfect spot to take the kids!

Thank Mewett_Family
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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 Chris O | Reviewed this property |
No, Leanyer which is 15 min drive from city.
Michelle H
September 25, 2015|
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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