Thorndon Pool

Thorndon Pool is at 26 Murphy Street, Thorndon, and is open during the summer months.

Thorndon Pool

Thorndon pool


Open during the summer, Thorndon Pool is a 30.5-metre heated outdoor pool, built in the 1920s. No swimming lessons are offered at this pool, but it can be used for fitness and recreation from October to early April. 

2019–2020 opening dates: 26 October 2019 – 22nd March 2020

Lane swimming calendar

If you want to come in for a swim, check out our calendar to see which swimming lanes are free: Thorndon lane swimming timetable


  • 30.5-metre heated outdoor pool (28 °C)
  • Spa pool (38 °C)

There is terraced seating next to the pool, and shade structures for protection from the sun.


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

Lane / pool hire

Lane hire

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

Whole pool hire

Schools can book out the full pool during the day for school events.

The pool and facilities are also available for hire for private events on three evenings a week:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7pm - 9pm.

You can book the pool at the above times for:

  • birthday parties for 8 to 14 year-olds
  • work, team or family functions.

Hireage includes spa, inflatable toys, pool entry, BBQ and qualified staff.

To arrange a booking, email

Pay for pool hire



Open from October to early April each year.

2019–2020 dates: 26 October 2019 – 5 April 2020.

Days Hours
Monday - Thursday 6.30am–8pm
Friday 6.30am–7pm 
Saturday - Sunday 7.30am–7pm
Holiday hours (26th December - 12 January) 8.00am–6.00pm 
Christmas Day Closed

What you can do at Thorndon Pool


Birthday parties


  • Aqua jogging - one lane is always reserved for this. Ask our friendly life guards for some tips to get started.
  • Lane swimming 



We have an outside barbecue area with seating. You can hire a barbecue for $22 per hour.

Changing rooms

  • 8 × female cubicles
  • 2 × male changing rooms


There are four separate, individual showers available for all genders next to the toilets.

Cubby holes

You can store your things in our cubby holes next to the pool.Note: 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

We sell swimming caps, ear plugs, goggles and nose clips. We also sell Huggies Little Swimmers for infants.


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


There are 16 free, off-street car parks.


Thorndon Pool is not wheelchair accessible. Access to the pool is down some steps. 

We have one mobility car park.

More information

Location map.


Phone 04 472 8055
Street Address 26 Murphy Street, Thorndon