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
You can just enjoy the water. Do nothing and enjoy the water. I love this place. The facilities are clean and there is plenty of shade. Good fun for young and old. more »
The wave pool is so awesome!. We have been there many times now. It is well manned by lifeguards and we can spend all day there. So much fun. The waves are very strong so young children definitely... more »
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