Tawa Pool

Tawa Pool is at 23 Davies Street, Tawa.

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.
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 Leisure Card.

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 is wheelchair accessible and provides three accessible changing rooms, one with an accessible shower and toilet.


More information

Location map.


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