Freyberg Pool & Fitness Centre

Freyberg Pool and Fitness Centre is at 139 Oriental Bay.

COVID-19 update – Alert Level 2

Opening hours

Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Freyberg Pool and Fitness Centre, Keith Spry Pool, Karori Pool and Tawa Pool are now open for lane swimming only. SwimWell swim school is open for some programmes. 

Opening hours timetable: Public swimming times during Alert Level 2 (105KB PDF)

  • We are only open for lane swimming at this time. This is so we can ensure spacing between swimmers. 
  • Recreational swimming is not available.  We will continue to review and open for recreation swimming as soon as we are able to safely. 
  • Public swims, club swims and swimming lessons will all take place separately for the time being so we stay under the ‘100 person in a facility’ limit. 
  • All spas, saunas, steam rooms and kids play/spray pools remain closed.

Contact tracing

  • You must enrol your details at reception to allow us to contact trace. We will be using our bookings and membership system for this. We may occasionally use the Rippl app at our facilities too.
  • Please be mindful that there may be delays at reception while we make sure every customer is recorded in our system for contact tracing purposes. 

Health and safety

  • Payment via contactless methods only (Paywave Eftpos).
  • Maintain your distance from other swimmers and avoid resting at the end of the lane at the same time. Staff will be patrolling lanes more than usual to make sure social distancing measures are in place. 
  • We will have an increased cleaning routine to help ensure your health and safety.

Help us reduce congestion and wait times

  • Please keep swim sessions short and try to swim during off-peak hours to ensure any wait times are minimal.
  • Please get changed and showered at home and only use changing rooms if you really need to.
Freyberg Pool.

Freyberg Pool

This facility in Oriental Bay has a 33.5-metre heated indoor pool, spa, sauna, steam room, gym and aerobics studio. We offer aquafitness classes for adults.


  • 33.5-metre heated indoor pool (28°C)
  • Two spa pools (38°C) 


For details, see: Pool charges. Discounts are available with family passes, multi-swim/spa passes or a Leisure Card.

Lane / pool hire

You can book out swimming lanes or the full pool for your event or activities. 

Non-commercial fees: $8.20 per hour for a 33-metre lane. Commercial fees are double. 

To book, email

Pay for pool hire


Usual times

  • Daily: Open 6am–9pm, including public holidays
  • Fridays during the school term time: Main pool closed between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.

Christmas / New Year holiday times

  • 24 December, Christmas Eve: Open 6am–6pm
  • 25 December, Christmas Day: Closed
  • 26 December–2 January: Open 10am–6pm

What you can do at Freyberg Pool


For adults:

For any age:



Privately-operated massage therapists offer deep tissue, pregancy, relaxation, therapeutic and sports massage. 

For more information, email


We welcome breastfeeding anywhere public at our pools.


Changing rooms

  • 1 × female
  • 1 × male 
  • 1 × family / accessible with accessible shower and toilet


Bernie's on the Bay coffee kiosk outside Freyberg Pool sells coffee and snacks between 7am and 8pm.

You may bring snacks and drinks into the facilities, but no glass bottles are permitted.


Club Active group fitness.


You can store your things in the free cubby holes by the main pool. Some of these are lockable. Bring your own padlock or borrow one from reception. 

Valuables tray
You can keep small items safe at reception - just ask for a free valuables tray. We'll give you a tag which you can hand back when you want to collect your items.


This large mixed-gender sauna fits up to 16 people. The minimum age to use the sauna is 16 years and older. 

Steam room

This mixed-gender steam room fits up to 8 people. The minimum age to use the steam room is 16 years and older. 

Swim shop

We sell swimming caps, ear plugs, goggles and nose clips. We also sell Huggies Little Swimmers for infants.


Available from reception - hire one for $5 (plus $5 bond, returned to you when you bring back the towel).


Paid parking is $2.50 per hour in the main car park. There are 74 car parks, all with a 4-hour parking limit.

For Club Active and swim members, there is also a separate car park with 20 spaces.


We have two mobility car parks in the main car park, and two on Oriental Parade.

The facility is wheelchair accessible with a ramp to access the building. We have one all-gender accessible changing room with an accessible shower and toilet. There is a lift to the Club Active Gym.

More information

Location map.


Phone 04 801 4530
Street Address 139 Oriental Parade, Oriental Bay