Sport and recreation

Darwin has an active population and sports and recreational activities are very popular.

Darwin sport and recreation

There are many sporting and recreational activities in Darwin and Palmerston including fishing, athletics, bowls, AFL, soccer, golf, cricket, rugby league, rugby union, netball and the Arafura Games.

Find out more about sports activities on offer in Darwin.

Swimming pools

City of Darwin public swimming pools offer a friendly, safe environment to enjoy a range of water activities. The facilities provide over-water shade cover, free BBQ and picnic facilities, kiosk and hoist access to the main pool. The pools are located at Casuarina, Nightcliff and Parap - view the map for pool locations.


There are also two free water parks in Darwin, one in the Northern Suburbs and one in Palmerston. Both parks have water slides, wading/paddling pools, water playground areas, cafes, picnic and barbeque areas and skate parks. Search via the NT Government website for further information.