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 – 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.  

Wellington Community Pools (Tawa, Karori, Keith Spry, Thorndon, Freyberg) timetable during Alert Level 2 (516KB PDF)


  • 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.  

Main pool closure

We’re doing our scheduled five yearly maintenance work at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre (WRAC). This means the main pool will be closed from 5 July 2021 to early September. The hydrotherapy, spray pools and ClubActive will remain open during this time.

Visit the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre project page for details. 

Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre.

Opening hours 

Main pool

Weekdays: 6am–9pm, including public holidays
Weekends: 7am–9pm

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Check the swim lane calendar

Other pools and facilities

Note: As the centre hosts regional, national and international events, these hours may change from time to time.

Stay up to date by following us on Facebook, checking our swimming lane calendar or signing up for text alerts at reception.

To find out about our fun holiday activities, keep an eye out on our Facebook page as we will be making a post each morning to let you know what activities are available.  


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