Karori Recreation Centre

Karori Recreation Centre - opposite Karori Mall - is a well-equipped, multi-purpose community recreation centre.

COVID-19 update - Alert Level 2

Karori opening hours:

 Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
 3pm-8.30pm 3pm-6.30pm 3pm-7pm 3pm-7pm 3pm-7pm Casual time

If you would like to come in for casual play, please call ahead and make a booking before coming into the facility.


Karori Rec Centre class timetable (95KB PDF).

  • Classes and programmes will have a maximum of 10 people, except for a few classes that we can hold in our larger spaces.
  • To make a booking,  please call or email the facility, or make a booking in person. 
  • You can contact Karori Recreation Centre at karori.rec@wcc.govt.nz or phone 04 476 8090
  • If  you have made a booking before Alert Level 4 and it is coming up, please contact the facility with the details above, as we have restrictions in place.

Contact tracing/hygiene:

  • Contact tracing is compulsory for every individual entering our facility – please enrol your details at the facility. We will be using our system ‘Envibe’ to contact trace.
  • If you are coming in for casual play, please bring your own equipment. No balls will be provided.
  • Wash hands regularly. Sanitise when entering and leaving the facility. Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Stay away if you feel unwell.
  • Maintain social distancing of 1m.
  • Extra cleaning measures will be in place for high-touch areas.


  • Failure to abide to these regulations may result in your booking being cancelled, and your people being asked to leave the facility.
Karori Recreation Centre.


  • Multi-purpose sports hall - available for hire and suitable for basketball, netball, volleyball, and badminton. Casual use rates are available.
  • Squash court - available for casual use. To book, phone the centre.
  • Two community rooms - one with kitchen facilities, available for hire.

Request a booking


Monday–Friday 8.30am–10pm
Saturday 8.30am–6pm
Sunday 12noon–6pm
Public holidays Closed


The centre offers courses and activities that cater to a wide range of age groups, from pre-schoolers to seniors.

Courses coincide with the school term, with full-care programmes offered during the school holidays, and options for children's birthday venue hire available.

Activities for pre-schoolers

Activities for school-age children

Activities for adults

Casual use

Call us on (04) 476 8090 to find out when the space is available for casual use.


The centre is reserved for badminton between 4.30pm–6pm on Saturdays.

Bookings for other days of the week are possible around other bookings and classes. The cost for the court is $16 per hour during peak times (weekends and after 5pm weekdays) and $11 per hour during non-peak time.


You can hire racquets and buy squash balls at the centre, or bring your own.


Racquets $2.00 each
Balls $7.50 each
Court (off-peak – before 5pm, Mon–Fri) $6.50 per half hour
Court (peak – after 5pm, Mon–Fri & weekends) $8.50 per half hour

Casual basketball

The centre is reserved for casual basketball 8pm–10pm on Friday.


Adult $3.50
Child (0–15 years) $2.00
Leisure Card $1.80
Charges to hire recreation centres vary and depend on your specific requirements. Contact the centre for details.

More information

Location map.



Karori Recreation Centre

Phone 04 476 8090
Fax 04 476 9094
Email karori.rec@wcc.govt.nz
Street Address 251 Karori Road, Karori