Thorndon Pool

Thorndon Pool is at 26 Murphy Street, Thorndon, and is open during the summer months.

Closed for the winter

Thorndon Pool closes at 7pm on Sunday 2 April 2017 and will reopen on Saturday 21 October 2017.

However, from 3 July to 28 August Thorndon Pool will offer limited public swimming space from 7am-9am, Monday to Friday and 9am-11am Saturday due to the Karori Pool closure.

Thorndon pool.

Thorndon pool

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Open during the summer, Thorndon Pool is a 30.5-metre heated outdoor pool, built in the 1920s. No swimming lessons are offered at this pool, but it can be used for fitness and recreation from October to early April.

Lane swimming calendar

If you want to come in for a swim, check out our calendar to see which swimming lanes are free: Thorndon lane swimming timetable

Pools

  • 30.5-metre heated indoor pool (28 °C)
  • Spa pool (38 °C)

There is terraced seating next to the pool, and shade structures for protection from the sun.

Charges

For details, see: Pool charges. Discounts are available with family passes, multi-swim/spa passes or a Leisure Card.

Lane / pool hire

Lane hire

Non-commercial fees: $8.20 per hour for a lane. Commercial fees are double.

Whole pool hire

Schools can book out the full pool during the day for school events.

The pool and facilities are also available for hire for private events on three evenings a week:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 7pm - 9pm

You can book the pool at the above times for:

  • birthday parties for 8 to 14 year-olds
  • work, team or family functions.

Hireage includes spa, inflatable toys, pool entry, BBQ and qualified staff.

To book, phone 04 806 4745 or 021 247 9745.

To arrange a booking, email recreation@wcc.govt.nz.

Pay for pool hire

 

Hours

Open from October to early April each year.
2017–2018 dates: 21 October 2017–1 April 2018

Monday - Thursday 6.30am–8pm
 Friday 6.30am–7pm 
 Saturday - Sunday 7.30am–7pm
 Public Holidays 8.30am–6.30pm 
Christmas Day Closed

What you can do at Thorndon Pool

Activities

Birthday parties

Fitness

  • Aqua jogging - one lane is always reserved for this. Ask our friendly life guards for some tips to get started.
  • Lane swimming 

Facilities

BBQ

We have an outside barbecue area with seating. You can hire a barbecue for $22 per hour.

Changing rooms

  • 8 × female cubicles
  • 2 × male changing rooms

Showers

There are four separate, individual showers available for all genders next to the toilets.

Cubby holes

You can store your things in our cubby holes next to the pool.Note: These are not lockable.

Valuables tray
You can keep small items safe at reception - just ask for a free valuables tray. We'll give you a tag which you can hand back when you want to collect your items.

Swim shop

We sell swimming caps, ear plugs, goggles and nose clips. We also sell Huggies Little Swimmers for infants.

Towels

Available from reception - hire one for $5 (plus $5 bond, returned to you when you bring back the towel).

Parking

There are 16 free, off-street car parks.

Accessibility

Thorndon Pool is not wheelchair accessible. Access to the pool is down some steps. 

We have one mobility car park. To find out how to get a mobility parking permit, see: Mobility parking.

More information

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Phone 04 472 8055
Email thorndon.pool@wcc.govt.nz
Street Address 26 Murphy Street, Thorndon