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Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic and Leisure Centre

4 College St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9326 0444
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Good place for a swim in the CBD

The pool is located next to the Australian Museum near the cathedral. There is a 50m lap pool and a... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Installations are clean, classes are really good BUT when I came to the reception after a problem... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
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4 College St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9326 0444
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

The pool is located next to the Australian Museum near the cathedral. There is a 50m lap pool and a smaller kids' pool. I enjoyed a swim in the slow lane on a hot day after work. It was getting busy as I left just...More

Thank wombatdavid
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Installations are clean, classes are really good BUT when I came to the reception after a problem with a door that didn't open, he straight away looked at me as if I was a thief and started to question me as if I was a...More

Thank krysmittnacht
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a great place to visit if you are staying in the city to take a break from walking/sight seeing. It makes for a cheap couple of hours. The wave machine during school holidays was a hit with my kids and the lazy river...More

Thank BathurstMum2
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Cook and Phillip Park behind the Aquatic and Leisure Centre is attractive looking and busy on a sunny day: green lawns, trees, paths, and lots of people exercising. There are open air areas in which trainers run classes, and there are free range runners....More

Thank Alys-Schatzi
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best kept secrets in Sydney. The pool has both the 50m lap swimming pool and a fun pool plaza for kids. After a swim, I like the heated spa pool for relaxation. There is a gym here (extra $$). The...More

Thank kimberley_kowboy
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I was taken to this pool by a person who's a visual artist and a swimmer. She showed me the murals painted by Sydney artist Wendy Sharpe. There are eight big murals along the western wall above the main pool. They were installed in 1999...More

Thank Alys-Schatzi
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

After walking approximately 70 km around Sydney. This was a treasure to just relax in the steam room and Sauna after a great swim. The temperature ranges from 27 to 32 degrees in each pool depending on the pool. Good for relaxing and unwinding. It...More

Thank Clinton C
Reviewed 13 July 2016

It is rare to find 50m indoor lap pool & you can find one here! The inside is not modern & a bit dark. $7.40 for adult as of July 2016. I find North Sydney swimming pool a lot better yet at same price with...More

Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The photo on TripAdvisor is actually a different and nicer pool called the Ian Thorpe pool so don't be deceived. The centre is ok, getting a bit tired and time for a refurbishment. Pool floor is always quite dirty and stained. Change rooms are rundown....More

Thank pacersam
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

This indoor aquatic centre is hidden away (almost underground) in the middle of the city accross from Hyde Park. It is an older poor with some fun additions such as huge murels and a wave pool. An easy way to entertain the kids for a...More

Thank BinaOnABudget
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dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
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