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Darwin Wave Pool

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

Due to extensive renovations the wave pool may not be operating for several months from June 2019.

Access to the shallow pool may be available at certain times.

The salt water protected swimming lagoon and man made beach is still open during this period.

Enjoying the Darwin Wave pool surf.Enjoying the Darwin Wave Lagoon surf.

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.

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 

Wave pool showerWave pool shower

Full Day Tickets



Under 15yrs


Under 3yrs




max 2 adults & 3 children


Annual Passes for the wave pool are available at $50 for Adults, $35 for kids and seniors concessions at $20 

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 Corp. on 8999 5155.

The pool is located a short walk from the main bus terminal in Smith St. and there is a paid car park in Kitchener Drive if you are driving.

The Darwin wave pool locationThe Darwin wave pool location shown on a Port Development Drawing
Wave pool at sunsetAll quiet at the Wave Lagoon as the day finishes before sunset.

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

Darwin Port man-made beachDarwin Port man-made beach

The waterfront is also the scene of many different activities through the year, such as the the Harmony Soiree, School holiday programs and annual Xmas & New Years Eve programs.

Chinese dragonsChinese Dragons at the annual Harmony Soiree festival

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