Darwin’s Excellent Wave Pool, Down At The Waterfront

 

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Surfs up at Darwin Wave Pool

 

We had an absolute ball the day we went to visit Darwin’s Wave Pool down at the waterfront precinct.

In fact the next time we go to Darwin – and I’d love to take all the kids there one day – I’d try to find somewhere to stay right down by the pool.

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Darwin Wave Pool

Kitchener Dr, Darwin City NT 0800

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Wave Pool Open:  10am – 6pm daily   Open all year round however from October to May wet seasons storms may cause evacuation.

This is a huge area, fenced off from the rest of the waterfront and you pay a small fee to enter.  This is officially called Darwin Wave Lagoon, but usually known as simply the wave pool. 

The wave lagoon itself is about 4000 square metres – huge!

Waves can be huge, you can even use a boogie board, and the littlies might stick to the edges.  Or they can be smaller.  There’s plenty of other water play features as well to keep the kids amused.

You can pay to enter for either a half day session (10am – 2pm or 2pm – 6pm)  or for the full day.  Children under two years do not pay to enter.

The kiddies splash pools are pretty big and have great fountains for playing. 

And guaranteed croc-free too!

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Playing in the waves at Darwin Wave Lagoon

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There are places to eat and walk around Darwin Waterfront

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Fun play areas too for little kids

 

 Have you visited Darwin Wave Pool?

Happy travelling

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

16 Comments

  • Reply August 31, 2011

    Christie

    This looks amazing! I bet it’s a welcome respite from the heat up there 🙂

    • Reply August 31, 2011

      Seana

      Yes, we were so glad to fling ourselves in after a long day at the Autism Info Day on Sat, blissfully cool.

  • Reply August 31, 2011

    jody

    wow that looks awesome! what a wonderful experience. 🙂

    • Reply August 31, 2011

      Seana

      And I hadn’t read up on Darwin so this was an unexpected gem and all the better for it. My 11 year old son and I had great fun leaping about – got to be good for you!

  • Reply August 31, 2011

    Nicole Hastings

    Wow this place looks great fun!

    • Reply August 31, 2011

      Seana

      It is, the shallow polls are really fun. You have to pay to get in, but not too much, there’s a kiosk, and nearby is heaps of grass and a sandy, netted beach area.

  • Reply August 31, 2011

    Senga

    We’re off to Darwin in two weeks and will definitely visit the lagoon! Seana, do you have any more suggestions?

    • Reply August 31, 2011

      Seana

      The beach area and cafes/icecreameries alongside it are great. The Croc place in the middle of town looks good but we didn’t get to that. How old are your children?? There’s loads to do and loads of info everywhere on activities, but I was glad to be with my older son rather than my littler ones.

      • Reply September 2, 2011

        Senga

        Thanks Seana. I’m taking my 5 year old – same age as your twins. So far, I think the WW2 oil storage tunnels will be a goer…

  • Reply August 31, 2011

    Lee

    That looks fantastic! I want to go now and leave the kids home!

    • Reply September 1, 2011

      Seana

      You’re on Lee, lets run away!! There was much talk of all the building going on because of the new gas pipeline from PNG, my hubby has talked a lot about that at times, I think his company might be involved. He’s off soon to Kurdistan and Dubai for 2 weeks – groooan!

  • Reply August 31, 2011

    Virag

    Wow, amazing! It looks like a perfect destination for mummies with kiddos!

    • Reply September 1, 2011

      Seana

      Yes, it’s a good spot and there’s an apartment/hotel beside it, which is where I’d stay if we took all the kids to Darwin… tragically no plans to though… one day!

  • Reply September 1, 2011

    Kate

    This looks like such fun! There is a wave pool at a theme park near but it’s no where near as good as that looks 🙂

    • Reply September 2, 2011

      Seana

      Where are you Kate? I must add the theme park to my list of places to go in Oz!

      • Reply September 4, 2011

        Kate

        The theme park is Wet n’ Wild on the Gold Coast

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