Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre

Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre is at 63 Kilbirnie Crescent, Kilbirnie.

Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre.

Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre

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This facility has a 50-metre heated indoor pool, diving pool, toddlers' pool and spray water-play area, hydrotherapy pool, gym, spas and saunas. We offer swimming lessons for adults and children.

Lane swimming calendar

If you want to come in for a swim, check out our calendar to see which swimming lanes are free: WRAC Lane Swimming Calendar

Pools

  • 50-metre heated indoor pool, including diving pool (27°C)
  • Hydrotherapy pool (33 °C)
  • Three spa pools (38°C) - the miniumum age to use these is five years and older 
  • Programmes pool (32.5 °C)
  • Toddlers' pool (32°C)
  • Spray water-play area (31 °C), with spray jets and an animated aquarium screen. 

Charges

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 25m lane; $16.40 for a 50m lane. Commercial fees are double. 

To book, call 021 227 8355.

Pay for pool hire



Hours

Daily: 6am–9pm
Public holidays: Usual hours apply – closed Christmas Day

Facility Time Days
Main pool 6am–9pm Daily
Programmes pool 6am–8am
Monday and Friday
Toddlers' pool  8am–8pm
 
Spray water-play area 8am–8pm Daily
Saunas and spas (Hot Spot) 7am–9pm Daily
Dive pool

 
1pm–4pm
Saturday
1pm–2.30pm
Sunday
Hydrotherapy pool Timetable (105KB PDF)Text version (256KB RTF)
Cafe 6am–5.30pm Daily

As the centre hosts a number of regional, national and international events, facility availability may change from time to time. Keep updated by registering to Etxt alerts at reception, or by visiting the WRAC Facebook page or by checking our swimming lane calendar.

See scheduled upcoming events: 2017 Schedule of Events (138KB PDF)Text version (201KB RTF)

What you can do at WRAC

Lessons

For children:

For adults:

For any age:

  • Private swimming lessons - on request. To book, call 04 387 5655.
  • Lessons for swimmers with special needs - on request. Call 04 387 5655.

Activities

Fitness

Massage

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

Choose from 30-minute, 45-minute and 60-minute appointments.  

To book, call 04 387 8029.

Bookings

To book and pay for lessons and activities, visit our Recreation Bookings site or call 04 801 4403.

Facilities

Changing rooms

Main pool

  • 1 × female
  • 1 × male

Spray pool

  • 1 × female
  • 1 × male
  • 7 × family
  • 3 × accessible with accessible showers and toilets

Learner pool

  • 1 × female
  • 1 × male

Hydrotherapy area

  • 4 × family / accessible with accessible showers and toilets (located in the corridor)
  • 4 × family / accessible (located by pool)

Aquatic Café

Open between 6am and 5.30pm daily, we serve breakfast, lunch, a kids' menu and ice creams. Catering can be booked for groups by calling 04 387 8901.

Note:
You may bring snacks for small children into the centre, but no commercial food. 

Gym

Club Active, group fitness and spin classes.

Lockers

You can secure your things in one of our free lockable cubby holes by the main pool. Bring your own padlock or purchase a padlock for $12. 

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.

Sauna 

Two saunas, one male and one female. The minimum age to use these is 16 years and older. 

Swim shop

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

Towels

Available from reception - buy a towel for $7, or hire one for $5 (plus $5 bond, returned to you when you bring back the towel).

Parking

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

Accessibility

We have 10 mobility car parks in the car park area. To find out how to get a mobility parking permit, see: Mobility parking.

The facility is wheelchair accessible to the 50-metre pool and the hydrotherapy pool. The Spray water-play area has a beach entry. 

We have 11 accessible changing rooms, 7 with accessible showers and toilets. There is a lift to the Club Active gym.

We also have a hoist to lift people from the changing room into the hydrotherapy pool.

More information

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Phone 04 387 8029
Email wellington.aquatic-centre@wcc.govt.nz
Street Address 63 Kilbirnie Crescent, Kilbirnie