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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  • October 8, 2017
    Situated next to the beach this was a neat place to enjoy the water especially in Darwin's heat. It was barely occupied towards the end of the day (we went on a Friday afternoon) when we went so we ha...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    What a lovely spot for families and with sun shades. The wave machine is so much fun and everyone can enjoy this space and feel safe as the waters in N. Territory are unsafe with many crocs.  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    It was busy, but it was good being right next to the ocean. Good value for money, with free tubes which can be borrowed. (Daphne 11)  more »

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A small but distinctly cosmopolitan city, Darwin offers a surprisingly diverse range of lodgings, with most hotels located in or near the central business district. Despite this, finding a comfortable room during the peak May-to-September season can be extremely difficult, especially if you don't book ahead of your visit. If planning months in advance isn't an option, consider staying at a backpacker hostel or guesthouse outside the city center. Many of these smaller establishments offer access to free Wi-Fi and outdoor swimming pools.
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