Things to do for Active Kids

The Rock Darwin

Where is it at?

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The Rock
Doctors Gully Road
Darwin
NT
0800
Tel: 8 89410747

Where are we going today?

The Rock Centre is the ONLY climbing gym in the entire city of Darwin - so if you want indoor rock climbing, then you know where to head!

The Rock is also an indoor gym with a difference - in fact, it's where you can climb INSIDE an old WWII oil tank, and clamber up the side and try and reach the top!

Whether you are a beginner looking for a new skill, or advanced and looking for a challenge, The Rock will be able to help you! You see, the routes up the wall are colour coded, which means they are labelled in levels of difficulty.

So if you want the easy route, there's one colour - if you want the toughest (and they can be pretty tough!), then you just keep to that colour too!

Alongside the wall is a multi-story play maze to keep the young at heart entertained and amused suitable for kids of bouldering age.

The Rock Centre is located in a lush tropical setting adjacent to a wonderful boardwalk and nature area, in a prime part of Darwin beside the Aquascene fish feeding venue. 

If you REALLY want to push yourself, The Rock can help arrange outdoor climbing, as well as other adventures like orienteering, abseiling, and even overnight camps!

So what are you waiting for? There are walls that need to be climbed, and personal bests that need to beaten - we know you can do it - so let's CLIMB!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$25
  • ChildrenPlay Gym : $10 ($7 under 5yrs)
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

Call for climbing sessions!

Year round

Teachers corner

They have many programs designed for all ages, which are implemented through our Rock-a-Thon holiday workshops, corporate training and school based education and entertainment activities..

I'm Hungry!

It's a good idea to take your own bottled water to stay hydrated!.

Any Top Tips?

If you're unsure your child can handle the wall maze, call them for advice and they'll tell you how to tell from their existing skills whether they're ready or not..

More information

You can hire the equipment like the harness at the venue!.

What people are saying?

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    Great place, great music and awesome people! I have fun whenever I go to The Rock, especially when Head P.E. came to town, the best concerts in Tucson happen at the Rock. Sound techs are great at what they do too. I love being so close to the band's when they play, I really get into the music. Thanks for bring such a kick ass place to let out some steam or pent up energy. #therockintucsonrules

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    I do not want to go offon a long rant so I am going to put it simple The Rock sucks has a bunch of white trash fat dirty guys that are a guest supposed to be some kind of bouncers staff rip me off of $126as a bunch of white trash regulars one of which would not shut up about how he could not smoke weed there even though he had a cannabis card it was a crappy place never going back never taking any of my friends there and will never recommend it which is disappointing because I heard a lot of good music used to be played there and was expecting it...Read More

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    Had a great time, the staff was friendly, the stage and floor were nice.

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    Seems like all of the other reviews were based on the bands they saw and not the venue itself. I am here to give an honest review about this place. Terrible. If I had to use one word to explain this place, it would be the word 'terrible'. The staff was incredibly rude the entire event. Security was nowhere to be seen. Well, actually, let me rephrase. The guards were hanging out outside while the crowd needed to be managed. The sound was comically horrible. I thought it was a joke. Judging by their gear, it cannot be easy to get a great sound, especially...Read More

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    Up close, and personal. Flat out awesome,venue.

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by Whit Garcia

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I do not want to go offon a long rant so I am going to put it simple The Rock sucks has a bunch of white trash fat dirty guys that are a guest supposed to be some kind of bouncers staff rip me off of $126as a bunch of white trash regulars one of which would not shut up about how he could not smoke weed there even though he had a cannabis card it was a crappy place never going back never taking any of my friends there and will never recommend it which is disappointing because I heard a lot of good music used to be played there and was expecting it to be my kind of atmosphere

by Garrett Carr

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Seems like all of the other reviews were based on the bands they saw and not the venue itself. I am here to give an honest review about this place. Terrible. If I had to use one word to explain this place, it would be the word 'terrible'. The staff was incredibly rude the entire event. Security was nowhere to be seen. Well, actually, let me rephrase. The guards were hanging out outside while the crowd needed to be managed. The sound was comically horrible. I thought it was a joke. Judging by their gear, it cannot be easy to get a great sound, especially in that room, so I will leave the sound engineer out of this. The gear though, appears to have been purchased off of eBay as it's pretty ghetto. I would not return to this venue, even if my favorite of all bands was playing a free show.

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