Arafura Games: Beach Volleyball Venue Revealed

The Darwin Waterfront will be showcased to an international audience thanks to the Arafura Games 2019, with the Recreation Lagoon set to be transformed into the venue for the beach volleyball competition.

The beach volleyball competition has attracted the maximum number of teams possible, with 16 women’s teams and 36 men’s teams set to take part.

Sand will be brought in to temporarily transform part of the Recreation Lagoon into two competition-ready beach volleyball courts, while the rest of the lagoon will remain open for swimming and provide a stunning backdrop for spectators. (Image inset is artist impression).

The design of the temporary beach volleyball courts integrates with the Darwin Waterfront’s normal maintenance of the beach at the Recreation Lagoon.

General Manager said Sam Burke “Bringing beach volleyball to the Recreation Lagoon is another fantastic element to the Arafura Games 2019 at the Darwin Waterfront.

“Locals, visitors and spectators will be able to enjoy the energy and excitement of beach volleyball from the comfort of the natural amphitheatre around the Lagoon, while enjoying food, drinks, ice-cream and snacks from the multitude of fantastic offerings at the Waterfront.”

The Darwin Waterfront will also host the free Opening Celebration (Friday, 26 April, 6.30pm) and Closing Celebration (Saturday, 4 May, 6.30pm), and six sports will use the Darwin Convention Centre as their venue.

To find out more about what events are happening as part of the Arafura Games 2019, visit All events are non-ticketed and free, with the exception of the Pro Hustle 3×3 competition. Tickets for that are available at www.3x3hustle.comzA