Wave Lagoon, Darwin

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When stinging jellyfish populate the waters around Darwin, head for Wave Lagoon. Free of stingers and crocodiles, this wave-pool and swimming lagoon provide a safe place to cool off in the heat. The lagoon reaches a maximum depth of 2 m (6.5 ft), and the waves in the wave-pool climb to 1.7 m (5.6 ft). Catch the waves that suit you; wave intensity varies throughout each cycle. The wet season brings frequent storms from October to May, and lifeguards move visitors to sheltered areas when thunder and lighting are imminent. Leave extra time to wait for the usually brief outbursts to pass if you visit during this period. Plan your Wave Lagoon visit and explore what else you can see and do in Darwin using our Darwin route builder website .
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  • This attraction along the Darwin Waterfront is a relatively cheap A$7 day out. The Wave Lagoon has a largish wave pool that has some good waves as well as shallow pools to cool down in. They also have...  more »
  • I you like the East Coast Surf beaches, here is Darwin's alternate. There is a wave generator and its just like a patrolled surf beach with lifesavers flags and body boards available to use in the wav...  more »
  • My kids have been going here for years now and always good fun and great they have some new tubes and boards now.  more »
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