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.

Main pool at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre (WRAC)

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 6am–9pm
Saturday: 6.30am–9pm
Sunday: 7am–9pm

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

Check the swim lane calendar

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

Our services

Visiting with babies and children


How to get there

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