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"I live in Wanguri and Casuarina Pool is definitely a great choice for family fun. Although it's not for free, you can spend the whole day playing basketball and soccer, swimming , or any other outdoor activities for only $2. It only takes 5 minutes walking from Casuarina Shopping Centre - super convenient" Amy Zhang

Darwin has a young, active population and sports and recreational activities are very popular. The community participates in just about every sport you can think of from Australian Rules football through to zumba (aqua and regular) and including cricket, basketball, soccer, netball rugby, BMX and hockey. The Marrara Sporting Area has facilities at a national and international standard for many sports which have produced hockey and basketball Olympians. But there are sporting clubs for every level of skill and fitness. Want to join a club? See this list of sports available in Darwin or Palmerston and sign up today. There are also sporting clubs linked to Charles Darwin University - you could join your fellow students playing cricket, netball, table tennis, football, or one of many other sports.

Swim, walk, bike or paddle - there are cycle paths, public swimming pools and outdoor exercise equipment throughout the city parks and suburbs. Triathlon, martial arts, dance or sporting clubs welcome new members.

Special mention must be made of Nightcliff Pool. Like Darwin's other public pools in Parap and Casuarina, it's only $2 entry fee for students, but swimming at Nightcliff Pool at sunset is the best as the pool is on the cliffs next to the sea. Twenty laps just got a whole lot easier!

Healthy Darwin ActiveLife@TheTop is all about getting the people of Darwin active and living a healthy lifestyle. The program is packed with low cost activities for everyone and is a great chance to connect with other members of the local community

Dancing - want to practice dancing from your home country or learn a new style of dancing (Scottish Country Dancing anyone?). See here.