Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre
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
- 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.
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
Public holidays: Usual hours apply – closed Christmas Day
Please use our pool availability timetable for Alert Level 1: Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre timetable (75KB PDF)
||Monday to Friday
||Saturday and Sunday
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday
|Spray water-play area
|Saunas and spas (Hot Spots - no sales after 8.15pm)
(check availability as access may change due to events)
||Please use Alert Level 1 Timetable.
||Monday to Friday
||Saturday and Sunday
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: 2020 events (196KB PDF). These results in changes to public and aqua jogging lanes (176KB PDF) and changes to group fitness classes (128KB PDF).
What you can do at WRAC
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.
Three privately-operated massage therapists offer deep tissue, pregnancy, relaxation, therapeutic and sports massage.
Massage therapists at WRAC
We welcome breastfeeding anywhere public at our pools.
- 1 × female
- 1 × male
- 7 × family
- 3 × accessible with accessible showers and toilets
- 4 × family / accessible with accessible showers and toilets (located in the corridor)
- 4 × family / accessible (located by pool)
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.
You may bring snacks for small children into the centre, but no commercial food.
Club Active group fitness and spin classes.
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.
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.
Two saunas, one male and one female. The minimum age to use these is 16 years and older.
We sell swimwear and swimming accessories for all ages. We also sell Huggies Little Swimmers and Zoggs resuable nappies for infants.
Available from reception - buy a towel for $7.
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.
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.