Do you have above average active kids? If your answer is yes, this post is for you!
With excellent facilities, 14 in-ground trampolines and a playground outside the complex, Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre will not disappoint you.
Spend a day swimming, jumping and playing. If your kids are still not tired, then, I would say: you might consider registering them to the Weet-Bix kids’ tryathlon.
Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre
44 Mileham Avenue, Baulkham Hills 2153 NSW
02 9639 6133
By Mireia Garriga Figuranyes
Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre is owned by The Hills Shire Council and managed by Belgravia Leisure, which manages some other aquatic centres such as Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre in Ultimo and Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic Centre in Sydney.
If you google “best swimming pools in Sydney”, surprisingly, Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre doesn’t appear in the results. Oh, Sydney!!! No wonder Australia has so many good swimmers. How you could not resist swimming in one of those fantastic pools???
I also lived in Brisbane and, still, I have never seen so many pools in my life, despite being a competitive swimmer in Spain until I turned 18 years old.
The facilities of Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre might not be as impressive as Hornsby Aquatic Centre, but you cannot beat Waves on a sunny day. It is so inviting!
Immaculate grassed areas, plenty of shade, undercover baby’s / toddler’s pool with buckets that fills with water and suddenly splashes boisterous little children, 50 meter heated pool and enclosed learn to swim pool with an area that non-learn to swim children can still use.
Trampolines are not included with the swimming pool general admission. Trampoline rate is $5 per hour. Or, with $10, you can use the trampolines all day.
There is also a café with even a sandpit next to it. Relax with a well-deserved cup of coffee and let your children make sandcastles.
Car park: Yes, it is free and there is no time limitation, but it can be busy in summer.
Directions: Coming by car, it is much better to take Excelsior Avenue from Old Northern Road, as there are traffic lights at this intersection. And also use the same route on the way back.
Old Northern Road can be very busy and there isn’t any roundabout close by. If you are coming from Windsor Road and you need to change direction, you can always use the roundabout of Olive St, near Stockland Baulkham Hills. Both Northern Road and Windsor Road are very busy roads.
Nearby bus stop: Yes, several. M61 departs from QVB (Sydney CBD), stops at Old Northern Road in front of TAFE Baulkham Hills. Turn on the left (Oxley Ave) and you will find Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre after walking 5 minutes downhill.
Nearby station: In the near future, Castle Hill train station.
Nearby ferry: No.
Toilets/Baby change: Yes.
Playground: Yes, outside the aquatic centre, next to the car park (not fenced).
Playground of the Alfred Henry Memorial Reserve: you will find Alfred Henry Memorial Reserve playground on the left hand side of Waves. The playground is not big, but it has enough elements to keep primary school aged children entertained.
Roxborough Park Rose Garden: this is a lovely manicured garden, literally, full of roses. The garden has more than 100 varieties of roses. Your children might feel like “Alice in Wonderland” with a bit of imagination.
For more information: Alfred Henry Whaling Memorial Reserve
Mum’s report: Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre is not a secret between locals. If you are a mum living in the North-shore Sydney with super active kids, you should keep in mind Waves.
Especially if your kids are bored of going to the same place during school holidays.
It has lots to offer besides the swimming pools. Your children will love to spend a day out jumping like a kangaroo on the in ground trampolines, climbing like a monkey at the playground and, of course, swimming like a fish!