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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 entertainment when you go and it's open!

Great free entertainment to suit all ages of kids. Big disappointment was that we drove all the way... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Kasc17
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Sydney, Australia
Family fun Day

Great day out for the afternoon. Pack a lunch and drinks and of course a blanket to sit on. Water... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
cmbf1953
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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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215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
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+61 8 8927 4199
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great free entertainment to suit all ages of kids. Big disappointment was that we drove all the way out on a Monday to find out it isn't open everyday, next thing was we then went out Tuesday morning to find out they weren't opening the...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Great day out for the afternoon. Pack a lunch and drinks and of course a blanket to sit on. Water slides are a great attraction as is the water spurts and pool. This is all FREE

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

What a place! And it's FREE!! And there are lifeguards! And free BBQ facilities. And water slides! And a wet and dry playground! And a huge pool. And a canteen. And toilets. We just can't fault it! We all loved it from our 1 year...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great free day out for the kids. We caught the local buses from Darwin city to Casaurina shopping centre and then got a bus from there out to Leanyer. It was well worth it we spent a full day here and the only thing we...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

How amazing to find something like this and free. The area was clean and well staffed. The park was set out for all ages and well shaded even in the activity areas. Life guards everywhere and kiosk for light refreshments. Great day and only 30...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great little water park with 3 fun slides, not much wait time even though it was quite busy. Pool nice but shallow. Great for little kids . Free entertainment

1  Thank Sharon F
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

i bit on the fringe but worth the drive.. mostly locals from all walks of life. fun for all ages, with a tuck shop there or byo. Great place for families to escape the heat ... great local community benifit

3  Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Had a great day out with the family at this recreation park. The facilities were fantastic.The staff were friendly and helpful. The water slides provided many laughs and squeals! The water play area is a great area for all ages! the Lagoon pool has had...More

1  Thank Holdenmad
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best day you can spend in Darwin, it has something for everyone. The water park and slides are brilliant and it even has life savers on duty. Definately gets the thumbs up.

2  Thank Craig W
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We spent 3 hours her and enjoyed it all the huge pool the young kids section just to get damp and loved the tubes wow I think it was the green one is really fast and all free love it

1  Thank Lisa M
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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
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
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