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 .
Wave Lagoon Reviews
This place is a great addition to the Darwin Waterfront precinct. Plenty of shade and spots to sit, even when the place is busy. The tubes and boogie boards looked relatively new, and given that the..... more »
It had been years since I’ve been and I’d forgotten how much fun it was. Heaps of fun! The waves are regularly on and for a long period. Just need more blow up rings. more »
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