Take plunge in a swimming pool with panoramic sea views
I had been passed the Nightcliff Aquatic Centre hundreds of times as Nightcliff is one of my favourite places to go in Darwin. I finally decided to try the swimming pool to cool off myself and my children in the hot and humid Darwin weather. Greeted by very bubbly front desk attendant, she explained about the entry fees and said that we could stay there as long as we wanted. We got a family pass for $10, it's a bargain.
I could see six 50 meter lanes in the main pool with some shade cloth and a green lawn with some tropical bushes. There is also small toddlers' pool under a shade. This toddlers' pool is probably only 30cm deep around the edge and about 50cm in the middle near the fountain. All pools have hydro-lift for all abilities access. This pool also provides ramp access.
Nightcliff Aquatic Centre offers a range of programs and activities for all ages, including learning to swim, recreational swimming, swim club training and Aqua Fitness Classes Club. Nightcliff Aquatic Centre is a home for some swimming clubs and more than one organisation provide swimming lesson here.
Some bike racks
Nightcliff Aquatic Centre has free BBQ and picnic facilities, a kiosk, baby change facilities, bike racks, drinking fountains, showers and toilets. You can take plunge in swimming pool and enjoy the picturesque Nightcliff foreshore or stunning views over Darwin Harbour at the same time, as well as enjoying cool sea breezes. You can sit on the grassy area under the palm tree or lay on your towel while reading a book and try to catch your breath after swimming couple of laps.
View over Nightcliff offshore
Open from 5.30am to 7.30pm for weekdays and from 8.00am to 7.30pm on weekends and public holiday. Check their website for entry fee and lane availability. For more information, please go to their website or ring telephone number 0499 931 753. You can also follow them through their Facebook page.