Tawa Pool

Tawa Pool is at 23 Davies Street, Tawa.

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: Tawa public lane swimming timetable (216KB PDF)

Tawa Pool.

Tawa pool


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


  • 25-metre heated indoor pool (27°C)
  • 15-metre learners' pool (32°C)
  • Toddlers' pool (33°C)
  • Spa pool (40°C) - the minimum age to use this is five years and older


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 whole facility for your event or activities. 

Non-commercial fees: $8.20 per hour for a 25m lane. Commercial fees are double.

To book, call 04 232 7041.

Pay for pool hire


Open daily: 6am–9pm
Pool closed: Mondays, 6.15pm–7.30pm and Thursdays, 6.15pm–7.30pm during the school term. Lane swimming on Mondays doesn't start until 8.15pm
Public holidays: 10am–6pm. Closed Christmas Day

Facility Time
Main pool 6am–9pm, daily
Learners' pool 6am–9pm, daily
Toddlers' pool 6am–9pm, daily
Spa 6am–9pm, daily

What you can do here



  • Children's swimming lessons
  • School aquatic education programmes - talk to us about mixing aquatic activities with swimming lessons
  • Boating safety, speed zone safety and water safety lessons are available on demand.
  • NZSL swimming lessons
  • Tawa Pool is currently offering NZSL lessons to children who are Deaf or have hearing loss during Term 4. Classes are held on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with a NZSL trained instructor. You can request an assessment online to see what level best suits your child. Phone Tawa Pool for more information.


All ages

  • Private swimming lessons on request. To book, call 04 232 7052.
  • Lessons for swimmers with special needs on request. Call 04 232 7052 to find out more.



We welcome breastfeeding anywhere public at our pools.



We have an outside grassed barbecue area with seating. You can hire a barbecue for $27 per hour.

Changing rooms

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

Cubby holes

You can store your things in a cubby hole near the main pool. These are not lockable.

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 at reception

We sell swimwear and swimming accessories for all ages. We also sell Huggies Little Swimmers and Zoggs reusable swim nappies for infants.


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


We have two mobility car parks.

The facility has a wheelchair accessible entrance and provides three accessible changing rooms, one with an accessible shower and toilet.

Tawa Pool image gallery

10am - 1230pm and 2pm - 4pm

More information

Location map.


Phone 04 232 7041
Email tawa.pool@wcc.govt.nz
Street Address Davies Street, Tawa