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Leanyer Recreation Park

215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8927 4199
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Can't believe this is free

Had a great time here, mainly in the giant pool. The water slides were too intimidating for my... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
6 star venue for young kids

We told our kids (12, 10 and 6) they had to choose between Leanyer or the Waterfront wave pool... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Andrew J
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“water slides” (76 reviews)
“free fun” (19 reviews)
“all ages” (38 reviews)
215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8927 4199
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here, mainly in the giant pool. The water slides were too intimidating for my 7-year old at first, but she eventually had a go.

Thank IHarbour
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We told our kids (12, 10 and 6) they had to choose between Leanyer or the Waterfront wave pool. The slides seemed to be the key factor in their choice, and boy did it turn out well. The slides are the key attraction, with all...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing and it's FREE 😎. Plenty of free bbqs I'd you want to bring your own lunch. There is also a cafe with drinks, ice cream etc. My 8 and 10 yr old were occupied for hours. It is a little out...More

Thank Georgie C
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Great place for kids and adults to have fun in the water or in the garden. Great that it is free of charge! Our kids 5 and 7 enjoyed the slides more than 20x. It's a must go for Darwin.

Thank Phmatt
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A free park with 3 water slides for the slightly older kids. My 11 yr old girl enjoyed it but that's about all there is. Worth trying and spend about an hour there before heading to Casuarina mall for early dinner. If you have younger...More

Thank PenQueen
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Visiting from Melbourne with two small children we were very excited about this Water Park. Unfortunately we couldn't use as my children are too young to be alone in water (solo adult) and there are no lockers available for me to put my belongings. Have...More

Thank Clare C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Leanyer rec park is fabulous! Free! Heaps of fun for all ages. Water slides that anywhere else you would be charged an entrance fee. Swimming area, water play park for the younger children, BBQ's, shade and playground. A place you could stay for hours. Take...More

Thank 72ross
Reviewed 30 April 2017

It's not often you find a great place to have some free fun these days but Darwin does it so well. We stopped off to check out Leanyer Park and so glad we did as we had a few hours of fun. The park would...More

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Great fun for kids and a relaxing time for parents here. The free entry is a welcome relief after the other expenses of touristing in Darwin. Pack a picnic if you have the ability as there's loads to do here so kids will be amused...More

Thank Jacielee
Reviewed 15 April 2017

During school terms, the pool and water park is not open to the public on Mondays, which we only found out about once we arrived. (perhaps a sign on the fence might be an idea?) The grounds are available so if you want to have...More

Thank Vasi D
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Mario C
21 March 2017|
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Response from Craig W | Reviewed this property |
free entry
8 February 2017|
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Response from Chris O | Reviewed this property |
No, Leanyer which is 15 min drive from city.
Michelle H
25 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