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Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic and Leisure Centre

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Address: 4 College St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9326 0444
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A park that is thoroughly used by exercisers

The Cook and Phillip Park behind the Aquatic and Leisure Centre is attractive looking and busy on a sunny day: green lawns, trees, paths, and lots of people exercising. There are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alys-Schatzi
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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968 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cook and Phillip Park behind the Aquatic and Leisure Centre is attractive looking and busy on a sunny day: green lawns, trees, paths, and lots of people exercising. There are open air areas in which trainers run classes, and there are free range runners. I cut through the park from William Street, walking upslope, passing the Catholic church and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best kept secrets in Sydney. The pool has both the 50m lap swimming pool and a fun pool plaza for kids. After a swim, I like the heated spa pool for relaxation. There is a gym here (extra $$). The coffee shop is acceptable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I was taken to this pool by a person who's a visual artist and a swimmer. She showed me the murals painted by Sydney artist Wendy Sharpe. There are eight big murals along the western wall above the main pool. They were installed in 1999 and they depict highlights in the swimming and performing life of champion swimmer Annette Kellerman... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

After walking approximately 70 km around Sydney. This was a treasure to just relax in the steam room and Sauna after a great swim. The temperature ranges from 27 to 32 degrees in each pool depending on the pool. Good for relaxing and unwinding. It also includes a full gym.

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Thank Clinton C
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

It is rare to find 50m indoor lap pool & you can find one here! The inside is not modern & a bit dark. $7.40 for adult as of July 2016. I find North Sydney swimming pool a lot better yet at same price with better view & modern facilities.

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Thank Lawrence C
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The photo on TripAdvisor is actually a different and nicer pool called the Ian Thorpe pool so don't be deceived. The centre is ok, getting a bit tired and time for a refurbishment. Pool floor is always quite dirty and stained. Change rooms are rundown. Too many pigeons flying around inside.

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Thank pacersam
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We took our toddler there for swimming lesson. It was on or about 5 times after two times I complained about the freezing water, the staff's answer was "the boiler doesn't work", "at the moment we don't have an email address is working" I asked "why the parents weren't advise over the phone about the issue, my child got sick... More 

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Greater Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

This indoor aquatic centre is hidden away (almost underground) in the middle of the city accross from Hyde Park. It is an older poor with some fun additions such as huge murels and a wave pool. An easy way to entertain the kids for a few hours or longer. Decent affordable food options are available at the canteen and other... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Being in the city, its not surprising that every time I've been to this pool its pretty crowded and you can rarely get a lane to yourself. That said, it is so handy if you are in the city and the price is comparable to other pools that its worth a visit.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Lanes are marked by speed, some are reserved for classes or training. Multiple changing rooms so it wasn't very crowded. Most of the showers are open stalls though. Take note that they don't have a towel service (towels cost $25) and the hair dryer is a bit slow.

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