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Leanyer Recreation Park

215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8927 4199
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Free fun

How do they do it? A great place to bring the kids without costing a cent. Water slides, water... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
darryl l
Adelaide, Australia
via mobile
Great Free Fun

Being from down south where you pay a fortune for waterslides like these, I love that this it free... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
via mobile
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“water slides” (71 reviews)
“free fun” (18 reviews)
“all ages” (37 reviews)
215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8927 4199
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

How do they do it? A great place to bring the kids without costing a cent. Water slides, water playground and a pool for all ages to enjoy. Lifeguards to keep everyone safe. Bring your own food to cook on the free bbq's or spend...More

Thank darryl l
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Being from down south where you pay a fortune for waterslides like these, I love that this it free and healthy active fun. Great for a quick visit after school in the stinking hot or to meet up with friends for a picnic. The only...More

Thank VeronicaMerton
Reviewed 24 July 2016

There is not much these days that cost nothing and when you find something that is your expectations are fairly low. Recently refurbished this water park is brilliant. The kids will have a ball on three waterslides, a huge pool (maximum depth about a metre)...More

Thank Jason655
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I expected free waterslides to be busy - but NO - we never had to queue up. There are three slides. The red one needs a tube that you ride in as a pair. It's dark most of the way and reasonably fast. The tubes...More

1  Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Kids love it here. Some parents should supervise their children more closely as the bigger kids playing in the water play area can become quite rough with the little ones, which is obviously very dangerous when dealing with water. Its very clean, could do with...More

Thank Sharing-ze-love
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The main water park was closed for renovation when we went (it looks like it will be pretty awesome when finished), but the waterslides were still open. If something like this was free to the public on a sunny day in Melbourne, you would spend...More

1  Thank Sallie D
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Found this on our 1st trip to Darwin and it is a must visit whenever we come back to Darwin. Combining a water playground, large pools and the 3 water slides ensured that both kids and adults had lots of fun. And all for free...brilliant

Thank Andrew_from_OZ
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Couldn't get our son off the sides. Thoroughly enjoyed the day and the best part is it was free. The waterpark is currently being redeveloped and once completed the park will be even better

Thank robynhum
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Took out 5 and 2 year old here and they had an absolute blast. It is great that darwin can provide this amenity free of charge, there should be more of this. Great option for a hot day to cool off ( and face it...More

Thank JasJosJac
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Coming from interstate and water restrictions, the kids had not seen this much water freely flowing - off waterslide, the giant bucket dumping on heads, the little sprays, the pool for the toddlers, and the larger wading pool for everyone. BRILLIANT and Free. Can be...More

Thank 374donnaq
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Mario C
What is the cost of going to the park for the day
21 March 2017|
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Response from Debbie R | Reviewed this property |
Its Free. Sorry I only just saw your question. The amazing thing about Darwin is that all the water parks are FREE including the fantastic Leanyer.
hi, just wondering where this park is situated? in the CBD?
8 February 2017|
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Response from Chris O | Reviewed this property |
No, Leanyer which is 15 min drive from city.
Michelle H
Hi where do the cruises depart from - how far from Jabiru?
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