One thing we really appreciated in Darwin, NT was the free water slides and fun! They are all croc and shark free – and no chance of jellyfish. Here’s some places to slide, splash and swim that won’t cost you a cent!
Leanyer Rec Park
Waterslides, waterpark and a pool! I just love waterslides. The pain of stair climbing fades away in anticipation of the next slide down. They are 14m tall and over 100m long!
There was also a big bucket…
Wait for it…
Then the pool itself was big and beautiful.
As well as a swimming and paddling pools, visit an all-abilities playground, skate park, basketball court with floodlights, cycling path plus shaded gas barbecues and picnic areas. Hours vary and it is closed some days of school term.
Find it: 310 Vanderlin Drive, Leanyer in north east Darwin.
Our kids loved it! We all wore ourselves out. Which does mean peace at bedtime.
Palmerston Water Park
This park also has a wet play area, wading pool, skate park and picnic areas. During school terms, the facilities aren’t open every day – check for times. Palmerston is south of the city, but not far from caravan parks near Howard Springs.
Find it: Roystonea Avenue, Durack.
The Trailer Boat Club is worth a mention, too. It has wonderful beach sunset views – and pool! We really enjoyed our meals.
Also visit Lake Alexander for a picnic, swim and the playground. You can walk across the road to check out the ocean.
Other tips for swims in northern NT are Berry Springs, as well as waterfall hopping and rockpool finding in Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks!
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