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 – 5 April 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
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:
||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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay for pool hire
Open from October to early April each year.
2018–2019 dates: 20 October 2018 – 7 April 2019
|Monday - Thursday
| Saturday - Sunday
| Public Holidays
What you can do at Thorndon Pool
- 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.
- 8 × female cubicles
- 2 × male changing rooms
There are four separate, individual showers available for all genders next to the toilets.
You can store your things in our cubby holes next to the pool.Note: These are not lockable.
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.
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.