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Leanyer Recreation Park

215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8927 4199
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Great free water park but slides closed until 29 June 2018

We loved the free water park, couldn't believe it was all free and staffed with lifeguards Etc... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jane B
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Melbourne
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Free water park

Every time i want to go to the pool I visit Leanyer Recreation Park. The park is clean, a lot of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Simone C
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Darwin, Australia
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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 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.
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“all ages” (41 reviews)
“big slides” (9 reviews)
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215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
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+61 8 8927 4199
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the free water park, couldn't believe it was all free and staffed with lifeguards Etc. kids loved running around the water playground and the non-water playground too. The shallow beach-like pool is great to cool off in. Only down side was that the...More

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time i want to go to the pool I visit Leanyer Recreation Park. The park is clean, a lot of grass area around with BBQ. Ideal for birthday party or just a sunbath with friends. Water is not deep tho.

Thank Simone C
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

My girls (12 and 10) loved the slides i l8ved the pool, win win. The only thing that would make it better would be a coffee cart!

Thank Peta R
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Took the missus and the young fella here during school hoildays, great facilities and its free!!! the young fella had a ball

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Darwin is a great place for water fun and this place is magic. We've taken our 2 kids there since they are young and they have a great time with the slides and the massive bucket dump.

Thank North_Suburbs_Peter
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We rode our bicycles on a hot day to this facility and found 3 great water slides that cost nothing to use. A big swimming pool and large grassed areas make this a fun trip, plus a coffee shop on the grounds. We loved it!

Thank Annie J
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Great place to take the kids, costs nothing and the slides are awesome fun! Or the kid can play on the play equipment whilst having water dumped all over them! Great family day out...

Thank ShazDarwin
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

When the grandchildren and my son and daughter in law visit Darwin we always include a barbeque at Lake Leanyer which is close to my home in Leanyer. The grandchildren have non-stop fun and excitment on the water slides, the pool, the water play ground...More

Thank Leonore H
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

What a lovely place for a quick dip. I can't believe that this is free as in England they would charge a fortune to visit. Pool excellent and slides VVV fun. Must visit.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

clean, wet and something for everyone. A great day. Needed more shaded tables, but has toilets and a shop.

Thank butw8therzmor
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Mario C
21 March 2017|
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Response from Craig W | Reviewed this property |
free entry
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babmadsa
8 February 2017|
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Response from Chris O | Reviewed this property |
No, Leanyer which is 15 min drive from city.
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Michelle H
26 September 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
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