Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre (WRAC)

This facility in Kilbirnie has a 50-metre heated indoor pool, diving pool, toddlers’ pool and spray water-play area, programmes pool, hydrotherapy pool, gym, spas and saunas.

COVID-19 update: Pools

Due to Omicron we may need to change our opening hours at short notice. Before visiting WRAC please check the current timetable below, or visit our Facebook page for the latest updates.

Parking at WRAC

Customer parking at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre is time limited to ensure a regular turnover of parking spaces (see signage for time restrictions).

From Monday 14 February 2022, we may issue tickets to vehicles which overstay the time limit (Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm).

If you aren’t using Council facilities or plan on staying longer than the maximum time limit, you will need to park elsewhere.

Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre.
 

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 6am–9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7am–9pm

Spa pools open at 7am on weekdays and weekends.

Note: Due to Omicron we may need to change our opening hours at short notice. Please check the calendar below or follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.

Check the swim lane calendar

ClubActive hours

Monday to Friday: 6am–9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7am–7pm

See all facilities' holiday hours

Other WRAC pools and facilities

Our facilities

Swimming pools

  • 50-metre heated indoor pool, including diving pool (26–27°C)
  • Hydrotherapy pool (32–34°C)
  • Programmes pool (30–32°C)
  • Toddlers’ pool (30–32°C)
  • Water-play area (29–31°C) with spray jets

Spa pool

  • 3 x spa pools (36–38°C)
  • You must be 5 years or older to use the spa pool
  • Children must be supervised by an adult or caregiver over the age of 16

Sauna

  • 2 x saunas – one for men, one for women
  • You must be 16 years or older to use the sauna 

Changing rooms and showers

Main pool

  • 1 x female 
  • 1 x male
  • 2 x accessible (poolside)

Spray pool

  • 1 x female 
  • 1 x male
  • 7 x family
  • 3 x accessible with accessible showers and toilets

Programmes pool

  • 1 x female 
  • 1 x male

Hydrotherapy area

  • 4 × accessible with accessible showers and toilets (located in the corridor)
  • 2 x with height-adjustable shower change tables
  • 5 × accessible (located by the pool)
  • 1 x installed with hoist that can access the pool (max. weight 220kg)

Club Active Gym

Join Club Active Gym for access to our fully equipped gym, including cardio and weights machines, cables, free weights and stretch areas. We also offer group fitness classes for Club Active members and non-members.

Club Active Gym

Entry fees and other charges

Swimming pool

Spa pools and saunas

Aquafitness classes

Hydro Motion classes

Club Active group fitness classes

Swim memberships

Our services

Swimming lessons

Aquafitness and hydrotherapy classes

Lane/pool hire

Storing your gear

Towels

Food and drink

Swim shop

Massage

Visiting with babies and children

Breastfeeding

Family changing rooms

Swim nappies

Accessibility

Mobility car parks

Wheelchair access

Accessible changing rooms

How to get there

By bike

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: 04 387 8029

Email: wellington.aquatic-centre@wcc.govt.nz

Street address: 63 Kilbirnie Crescent, Kilbirnie