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Leanyer Recreation Park

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215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8927 4199
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This is a place to take the kids on a quiet day when up here. Well might not be that quiet great... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Greg S
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It's free!

Fantastic facilities for free. Loved the slides & the pool. Also plenty of BBQs & open space. Lots... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Fiona C
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Townsville, 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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  • Average3%
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“all ages” (41 reviews)
“big slides” (9 reviews)
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215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
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+61 8 8927 4199
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"all ages"
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"big slides"
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"bigger kids"
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"large pool"
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"giant bucket"
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"free facility"
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"fantastic facilities"
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"life guards"
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"free bbqs"
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"great family day"
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"great place for kids"
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a place to take the kids on a quiet day when up here. Well might not be that quiet great slide park and pool and water park. The toilet and changing rooms not as good as Palmerston but do the job. Had canteen...More

Thank Greg S
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic facilities for free. Loved the slides & the pool. Also plenty of BBQs & open space. Lots of things to do for all ages (kiddies pool, playground, water bucket).

Thank Fiona C
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is a free water park, aimed at locals more than tourists. It has 3x decent water slides, a large pool and a great little kids' water play area. There are also life savers there. Apparently, there's supposed to be a cafe but it was...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great local pool and fun for all ages, littles up to teens. Very clean and lots of lawn to sit down and even take a picnic although there is a small shop on site too. Lots of car parks and not busy on the day...More

Thank familyfuninsun
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous park. It's free entry. Large shallow swimming area with water play area and three water slides. I left my husband kids here while I did some errands in the large shopping centre just down the road. Kids loved it.

Thank Shayster23
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

What a place to have fun! If you are needing yourself and your kids to cool off, this is a local gem. Fun filled waterful adventures for the little kids and the big kids.

Thank Merilyn_S_12
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Its free. How incredible is that. You take your tribe and once 1 of them suggests they are bored you pack up and leave. Love it.

Thank montytravels
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Perfect way for kids to have lots of fun, and amazingly it's free. Shaded areas for parents to sit, and a playground also for rest between water slides. Just note the big slides are not open all day, see latest timing here.

Thank ExpatBren
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Here we found a relaxed and nice place to swim and hang out at daytime. Café was not the best due to strange openings hours. Otherwise It go nice shaded spots to sit. It has all you need and mostly families with kids which is...More

Thank Elrobo G
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Still can't believe that somewhere so clean, tidy and full of fun for all ages (in our case 18mth to 70 years!) can be FREE ! Water slides to suit all ages and levels of thrill-seeker'ness, paddling pools for toddlers, mini water slides and equipment...More

Thank MKNS2013
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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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