Karori Recreation Centre

Karori Recreation Centre - opposite Karori Mall - is a well-equipped, multi-purpose community recreation centre.

Karori Recreation Centre.


  • Multi-purpose sports hall - available for hire and suitable for badminton, basketball, netball and volleyball. Casual use hire rates are available.
  • Two community rooms - one with kitchen facilities, available for hire.

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Monday–Friday: 8.30am–10pm
Saturday: 8.30am–6pm
Sunday: 11am–6pm
Public holidays: Closed

School programmes

Preschool, primary, intermediate and secondary schools can book sessions at the Karori Recreation Centre. We can align your requests with the health and physical education strands under your school’s curriculum. Outreach programmes are available for selected offerings.

Activities offered are $55 per session and vary depending on the age of the students:

  • Athletics - running, jumping, throwing, and challenge games
  • Co-operative games
  • Gymnastics
  • Inflatables
  • Invasion games - basketball, futsal, handball, netball, and ultimate frisbee
  • Net games - badminton, pickleball, and volleyball
  • Ngā taonga takaro - ki-o-rahi, ti uru, and tapu ae
  • Target games - dodgeball

For preschool students we offer:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Movement and play
  • Socialising
  • Balance and coordination
  • Wheels
  • Inflatable
  • Mini trampoline
  • Sensory and soft equipment

School booking

Book weekly onsite sessions or one-off events. Enquire with the centre for availability.


The centre offers courses and activities that cater to a wide range of age groups, from pre-schoolers to seniors.

Courses coincide with the school term, with full-care programmes offered during the school holidays, and options for children's birthday venue hire available.

Activities for pre-schoolers

Activities for school-age children

Activities for adults

Concession passes

Concession passes are a convenient and cheap option if you attend classes regularly – buy a concession pass. For current LeisureCard members, your discount is automatically applied if it's available on the pass you're buying.

Concession passes are non-refundable, non-transferable, and are valid for two years.

Casual use

Check casual court availability


Casual drop-in sessions for all ages and abilities.

When Cost
Monday 5.15pm–7.15pm
Thursday 5.45pm–7.15pm
Sunday 2pm–4pm
$5.00 per person


Casual drop-in sessions for all ages and abilities.

When Cost
Friday 8pm–10pm Adult $4.50
Child (0–15 years) $3.00
With LeisureCard $2.20

Hire rates

Charges to hire recreation centres vary and depend on your specific requirements. Contact the centre for details.

Contact and address

Karori Recreation Centre

Phone: 04 476 8090

Email: karori.rec@wcc.govt.nz

Street address: 251 Karori Road, Karori