Karori Recreation Centre

Karori Recreation Centre - opposite Karori Mall - is a well-equipped, multi-purpose community recreation centre.

Karori Recreation Centre.


  • Multi-purpose sports hall - available for hire and suitable for basketball, netball, volleyball, and badminton. Casual use rates are available.
  • Squash court - available for casual use. To book, phone the centre.
  • Two community rooms - one with kitchen facilities, available for hire.

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Monday–Friday 8.30am–10pm
Saturday 8.30am–6pm
Sunday 12noon–6pm
Public holidays Closed


The centre offers courses and activities that cater to a wide range of age groups, from pre-schoolers to seniors.

Courses coincide with the school term, with full-care programmes offered during the school holidays, and options for children's birthday venue hire available. See our birthday parties booking page.

Activities for pre-schoolers

Activities for school-age children

Activities for adults

Casual use

Call us on 04 476 8090 to find out when the space is available for casual use.


The centre is reserved for badminton between 4.30pm–6pm on Saturdays.

Bookings for other days of the week are possible around other bookings and classes. The cost for the court is $18 per hour during peak times (weekends and after 5pm weekdays) and $12 per hour during non-peak time.


You can hire racquets and buy squash balls at the centre, or bring your own.

Item Fee
Racquets $2.00 each
Balls $7.50 each
Court (off-peak – before 5pm, Monday–Friday) $7.00 per half hour
Court (peak – after 5pm, Monday–Friday & weekends) $9.00 per half hour

Casual basketball

The centre is reserved for casual basketball 8pm–10pm on Friday.

Item Fee
Adult $4.50
Child (0–15 years) $3.00
With LeisureCard $2.20


Charges to hire recreation centres vary and depend on your specific requirements. Contact the centre for details.

Contact and address

Karori Recreation Centre

Phone: 04 476 8090

Email: karori.rec@wcc.govt.nz

Street address: 251 Karori Road, Karori