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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  • Wow what a place. This wave pool is fabulous kids loved it as we also did. You can go as deep or shallow as you please but lots of fun for all.  more »
  • Enjoy a!great day out with the family at the wave pool for under $30. Great fun and burn off all those calories after eating too much on holidays. Water is crystal clear and warm in a very pleasant su...  more »
  • The waves are turned on for abut 12 minutes in 20 minutes, in between there are no waves. Plenty of surf mats and inflatable rings to use. About $5 for half a day (pensioner rates. The types of waves ...  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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