Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre

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

Pool space is limited and timetables are different at Level 2. See the updated timetables:

For more information visit our COVID-19 Services and facilities page.

Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre.

Opening hours 


The main pool is reopening on 18 September. 

Monday-Friday: 6am-9pm 

Saturday-Sunday: 7am-9pm 

ClubActive hours 

Monday-Friday: 6am-9pm 

Saturday-Sunday: 7am-7pm 

See all facilities' holiday hours

Check the swim lane calendar

Other 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


  • 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


Food and drink

Swim shop


Visiting with babies and children


Family changing rooms

Swim nappies


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