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Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic and Leisure Centre

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Address: 4 College Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9326 0444
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06:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 20:00

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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 smaller kids' pool. I enjoyed a swim in the slow lane on a hot day after work... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Tasmania
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Tasmania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 before 5pm. They accepted my interstate part-time student card for a concession - $5! Adult... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 thief asking me stupid questions like: is it the first time you come to do... More 

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Thank krysmittnacht
Bathurst
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 ensured we could play hide and seek. There was a spa & a lap pool... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. I cut through the park from William Street, walking upslope, passing the Catholic church and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 coffee shop is acceptable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 and they depict highlights in the swimming and performing life of champion swimmer Annette Kellerman... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 also includes a full gym.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 better view & modern facilities.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles 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. Too many pigeons flying around inside.

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Thank pacersam
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We took our toddler there for swimming lesson. It was on or about 5 times after two times I complained about the freezing water, the staff's answer was "the boiler doesn't work", "at the moment we don't have an email address is working" I asked "why the parents weren't advise over the phone about the issue, my child got sick... More 

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