The Riverway Lagoons cover an area in size of more than three Olympic swimming pools. The lagoons are nestled among shady raintrees, with the picturesque Ross River providing a peaceful backdrop. Water cascades connect the two distinct lagoon areas, which vary in depth up to 2m. A feature of the lagoon is its invisible edge, so the lagoon appears to extend into the river. The surrounding well established raintrees, together with the extensive overhangs of the Riverway Arts Centre roof and additional shade structures, provide a protected year-round safe swimming environment.
The upper lagoon is designed for more formal uses, including an area for swimming laps and specific areas for disabled and elderly access, with hand rails and suitable water levels.
If you are looking for a little fun and relaxtion, then the lower lagoon is the place to be with its less formal feel. The lagoon has a softer shape, and is surrounded by timber decks, rockery and a sandy beach. It is an ideal place for the kids build sand castles and play in shallow water while the rest of the family can lounge on the timber decks in the shade.
Unlike coastal beaches there are no waves or stingers to bother you and you can feel comfortable knowing that the lagoons are patrolled by professional lifeguards seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Current temperature: 27°C
Monday to Thursday
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Dawn to dusk
Dawn to 8.00pm
Chrismas period hours of operation
Friday 14 December 2012 to Monday, 28 January 2013
Dawn to 9.00pm
|Friday 10 December to Wednesday 26 January (excluding Friday 31 December)
Friday 31 December
|Monday to Sunday – 8am to 9pm|
8am to 1am
|Thursday 27 January to Monday 25 April
||Monday to Thursday – 9am to 5pm|
Friday to Sunday – 9am to 9pm
The lagoon precinct provides an exciting, rich experience for first-time visitors and is a popular place with local residents.
Public amenities are located below the Riverway Arts Centre.