Karori Pool

Karori Pool is at 22 Donald Street, Karori.

COVID-19 update – Alert Level 1

Our pools are back to normal operation.

  • Physical distancing is not required, but contact tracing using the app is still encouraged.  
  • We will be back to single lanes.
  • If you are sick we ask that you stay home.  

Swimming lane timetables in Alert Level 1

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 6am-9pm and Saturday/Sunday 7am-7pm. 

You can find our public lane swimming times here: Karori Pool public lane swimming timetable (115KB PDF)

Karori Pool.

Karori pool


This facility has a 25-metre heated indoor pool, learners' pool, teaching pool, toddlers' pool, and a spa pool. We offer swimming lessons for adults and children.


  • 25-metre heated indoor pool (27.5°C)
  • 17-metre learners' pool for preschoolers and babies – with water features (32°C)
  • 7-metre teaching pool for school-age children and adults (32°C)
  • Toddlers' pool (33°C)
  • Spa pool (38°C)
  • 30-metre hydroslide ($1 on top of swim charge; see hours below).


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

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 25-metre lane. Commercial fees are double. 

To book, call 04 476 5400.

Pay for pool hire


Daily: 6am–9pm
Public holidays: 10am–6pm. Closed Christmas Day

Facility Time Days
Main pool 6am–9pm Daily
Learners' pool 6am–9pm
Toddlers' pool  6am–9pm
Hydroslide (term time)

  10am–12 noon and 2pm–4pm
Saturday and Sunday
Hydroslide (school holidays)
10am–12 noon and 2pm–4pm
  10am–12 noon and 2pm–4pm
Saturday and Sunday
Spa (closed 7.30pm to 9pm every Tuesday) 8am–9pm 

What you can do at Karori Pool


For children:

For adults:

For any age:

  • Private swimming lessons – on request. Phone: 04 476 5402
  • Lessons for swimmers with special needs – on request. Phone: 04 476 5402



  • Aqua jogging - check out our timetable for when one lane is reserved for this. Ask our friendly life guards for some tips to get started.


We welcome breastfeeding anywhere public at our pools.


Changing rooms

  • 1 × female / accessible, with accessible showers and toilet
  • 1 × male / accessible, with accessible showers and toilet
  • 2 × family / accessible


$26.50 per booking.

You may bring snacks for small children into the building, but no commercial food. 


You can secure your things in the cubby holes by the main pool or in one of our free lockers. 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.

Swim shop

We sell swimwear and swimming accessories for all ages. We also sell Huggies Little Swimmers for infants.


There is a small car park in front of the building. If this is full, there is parking on the street.


We have three mobility car parks in the car park area.

The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Inflatable Saturdays

Saturday:  1.30pm - 4pm

A big inflatable toy is set up in the main pool every Saturday. This is a great challenge and best suited to children over 8 years of age.

More information

Location map.


Phone 04 476 5400
Email karori.pool@wcc.govt.nz
Street Address 22 Donald Street