Darwin Wave Pool

Finally the Darwin wave pool (officially the Wave Lagoon) has opened to give Territorians and Darwin tourists a chance to swim and surf safely. No crocodiles or box jellyfish to worry about while enjoying a cool splash.

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A great place to spend a day, the wave pool is popular with locals and tourists alike

With plenty of food and icecream available nearby, it's easy to spend time in the pool or enjoying the sun on the grass. Wristband tickets allow surfers to leave and re-enter the pool throughout the day.

Swimming in the Darwin wave pool with the family.
Enjoying the Darwin Wave Lagoon surf.
Family tickets cost $18 for a full day.

The pool is open every day of the week from 10am to 6pm.

Any questions? Contact the Life Guard Office on 8941 7260

The artificial waves can be up to 1.7m high and come in a variety of styles. You can test your skills on the boogie wave, the diamond pattern, the double diamond, the parallel, half-parallel, break left, break right, vee in or vee out.

A limited number of boogie boards and water tubes are available free to use as part of the entrance fee. Personal boogie boards and tubes are allowed into the Lagoon at the discretion of Surf Life Saving NT, eg boards with fins or tyre tubes with large valves will not be allowed in. No surf boards allowed.

Eskies are welcome but no alcohol or glass. No BBQs

New charges effictive 1 January 2013
(Half Day tickets no longer availble)
Wave Lagoon Full-day
Adults $7.00
Under 15yrs $5.00
Under 2yrs Free
Family (3 or more) $18.00
Concession $5.00
wave pool shower
Wave Pool shower.

Group & School Bookings (10+ persons):

Save time on arrival and pre-arrange your wrist bands to the Wave Lagoon. For School Groups – Purchase orders must be accompanied with your booking request.

Simply call 08 8985 6588 to book.

For more information, contact Darwin Waterfront Corporation on 8999 5155.

Darwin wave pool without wave activity at sunset

All quiet at the Wave Lagoon as the day finishes before sunset.



Access to the recreation lagoon and beach
next to the wave pool is free.

A sandy beach at the Darwin Port precinct
Darwin Port man-made beach.


Artists work in the shade beside the wavepool
Fridge Festival artists work in the shade beside the wave pool.

The waterfront is also the scene of many different activities through the year, such as the Darwin Fridge Festival, School holiday programs and annual Xmas & NYE programs.


location of new Darwin Wave Pool

The Darwin wave pool location shown on a Port Development Drawing











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