Hydrotherapy pool

Enjoy the state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre in Kilbirnie.

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Hydrotherapy pool at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre.

Exercise, relax and rehabilitate in our hydrotherapy pool

Our pool has:

  • a temperature of 32–34°C
  • a walk-in/wheelchair access ramp
  • accessible facilities
  • privacy
  • a range of free pool exercise equipment (noodles, aqua belts, barbells, dumbbells and cuffs)
  • a lifeguard present at all times.

Hydrotherapy involves the use of warm water for pain relief, relaxation and a range of treatments. Long recognised as a gentle and effective aid, it can help:

  • give relief from joint pain and conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis
  • with rehabilitation after injury, bone fractures and joint replacement
  • improve flexibility, balance, and coordination
  • improve general fitness and strengthen muscles
  • with neurological disorders such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.

Hydrotherapy classes

Hydrotherapy classes are low-impact classes that help to increase mobility, strength, flexibility, coordination and fitness.

Specially designed for those who suffer from arthritis, joint and circulation problems, or have limited mobility; hydrotherapy classes are held in our warm, private hydrotherapy pool.

Classes are led by professionals trained by Arthritis New Zealand physiotherapists. Training includes exercise principles and safety issues specific to people with arthritis.

Hydro Motion

Our most gentle group fitness class is designed as an introduction to exercising in our hydrotherapy pool, using very low-intensity movements that will help you increase mobility, strength, flexibility, coordination and fitness.

Hydro Motion is designed for those living with health conditions that may limit movement, or those looking for a gentle form of exercise to maintain general fitness and wellbeing.

Class times

  • 12 noon–12.45pm and 2pm–2.45pm on Wednesdays
  • 1pm–1.45pm on Fridays


You can view our Hydrotherapy timetable to see when the pool is occupied or available for the public. 

Hydrotherapy pool timetable (44KB PDF)


As space is limited, please make a booking if you want to attend a class. Bookings can be accepted 1 week in advance – phone reception on 04 387 8029.

Private hire

To hire the hydrotherapy pool, phone the booking officer on 021 227 8355.