Thorndon Pool – outdoors

Open during summer, this facility has a 30.5-metre heated outdoor pool, built in the 1920s.

COVID-19 update – Alert Level 2

Contact tracing is a requirement at all our facilities at Level 2. Customers can either use the NZ COVID Tracer app or alternatively we will collect your details at reception. Existing members details will be collected via our normal bookings and membership system.  

Alert level 2 lane timetable (excluding WRAC)


  • SwimWell classes and club swimming are running as per normal. Please continue to check our Facebook page and website for more updates.  
  • Please limit the number of people coming to the pools, ideally one spectator per swimmer.  


  • There will be times when some pools are closed for recreational swimming to maintain facility limits where existing bookings, SwimWell classes and/or club swimming are scheduled.  Please check our website or Facebook pages for more information. 
  • Cash will be accepted, but contactless payment is highly recommended.  
  • Saunas and steam rooms will be closed under Level 2.  
  • Larger spas at Karori pool and Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre will continue to operate but numbers will be limited to ensure physical distancing.   
  • Spas at the other pools are closed.   
  • Drinking fountains will be available for bottle filling only.  

Staying safe  

  • Please keep at least 1m physical distancing when you’re in the facility.  
  • We will have an increased cleaning routine to help ensure your health and safety.  
  • Please get changed/showered at home and only use changing rooms if you really need to.  
  • If you are feeling unwell, please stay home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or contact your local GP for advice.  
The main pool at Thorndon Pool.

Opening hours

Thorndon Pool is open Saturday 24 October 2020–Sunday 4 April 2021.

Monday–Thursday: 6am–8pm (temporary until further notice)
Friday: 6am–7pm (temporary until further notice)
Weekends: 7.30am–7pm
Public holidays: 8.30am–6.30pm (closed Christmas Day)

Our facilities

Swimming pool

30.5m length, 0.90m - 2.8m depth heated outdoor pool (28°C)

Spa pool

1 x spa pool (38°C)

Changing rooms and showers

  • 8 x female cubicles
  • 2 x male changing rooms
  • 4 x all-gender showers

Entry fees and other charges

Our services

Swimming pool entry

Spa pool entry

Swim memberships

Our services

Lane/pool hire

Storing your gear

Food and drink

Swim shop

Visiting with babies and children


Swim nappies


Mobility car parks

Wheelchair access

Accessible changing rooms

How to get there

By bus

By car

Staying safe when you visit

To keep everyone safe and healthy at the pools, we have rules about hygiene, illness, and how children are supervised.

Pool rules and safety

Contact and address

Phone: 04 472 8055


Street address: 26 Murphy Street, Thorndon