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Doncaster Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre




Summary:
Types of Pool: Outdoor 50m pool, indoor 25m pool (heated), dive pool
Swimming Lessons: For ages 12 mths+, parent and baby classes, squad training
Other Fitness Activities: Aquatic fitness, fitness classes, health club, tae kwon do
Other: Cafe, massage, spa, steam room
Child-Friendly Amenities: Childcare facilities, toddler's pool, water slide
Activities for Children: Aqua play, aquatic education

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The Aquatic Centre is set in a large amphitheatre with sloping sides. There are plenty of facilities with a good mix of indoor and outdoor facilities.

Indoors there is a 25m pool with some lanes dedicated to lap swimming, another slightly smaller square pool, fenced area with a toddlers pool and a spa. The indoor pools were pleasantly warm.

The pools outside are seasonal. There is a 50m pool with about half of the pool for lap swimming, dive pool with two low diving boards and a shallow toddlers pool partially covered by shade sails. There is also the slide which starts at the top of a platform and wends its way down the hill. The slide is fun but the ride is quite slow moving. The slide is included in the admission price which is a concept I really like.

On a nice day plenty of other activities are likely to be organised. On the day we were there, a large inflatable obstacle course was in the outside 50m pool and there was an air slide and sumo games. There is also a permanent volleyball court. There is a nice cafe overlooking the main pool. The changing rooms are fine although the family change rooms were a touch cramped.

The main negatives were a lack of parking and shade on busy days plus lack of a real fun area for toddlers such as a splash zone.

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Address | Contact


139-153 Williamsons Road,  Doncaster 3108, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 9848 1300
Map: 33 Ref: D9

Web Links


Link www.aquarena.ymca.org.au



  Reader Feedback  

harry      Posted:    6:06 PM January 29, 2013

What is the highest diving board? Admin - The diving boards are 1 metre high.
Jen      Posted:    11:02 AM November 20, 2012

Are there diving boards? Admin - yes, there is a pool with diving boards.
Rebecca      Posted:    4:16 PM January 19, 2012

Is there an age requirement to ride the water slide? And is tandem riding with a child allowed? Admin - You need to be over 113 centimetres tall to ride the slide and tandem is not allowed.
Admin      Posted:    7:42 AM December 19, 2010

Yes, these are included in the entry price irrespective of whether it is a concession or not. If you are going to ANY Aquatic Centre and want to use special facilties like a slide, I would suggest always calling the Centre before you go. Often slides are not operating all the times.
Moni      Posted:    11:27 AM December 17, 2010

i would like to know... if you pay for a swim concession for $4 are you still able to go o the water slide & the dive pool? I am going there on tuesday and i would really like to know ASAP. :)

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