Kaikōura Community Pool

Kaikōura's only community pool closed in 2016 after it was damaged by the earthquake. The Kaikoura Community Charitable Trust is now leading a project to build a new indoor community pool over the next 4 years. Council is supporting the Trust by donating the land, $1 million in capital funding and contributing up to $250k per year to the operating costs.


The preferred location for the new pool is the Scarborough St (South) recreation reserve located behind Innovative Waste. The site allows for plenty of room for parking and  new projects such as sports or cultural spaces to be added in the future.   

See a map of the site

The project team

The Kaikoura Community Charitable Trust trustees are; Mayor Winston Gray, Mark Fissenden, John Diver, John Wyatt, Toni Batey, Rosie Clemett and Craig Mackle. 

Read the Trust Deed here  

Council and the Trust have worked together to develop an agreement outlining how they will work together. This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will help Council and the Trust work successfully together.

Read the MOU here



Latest update

Head to the Community Pool latest news page to find out more and see the background documents for this project.

Get in touch

Contact the pool project coordinator, Emma Duncan - email Pool@kaikoura.govt.nz.

Contact Trustee and Councillor Craig Mackle.  

Get involved

Check out the Kaikōura Community Pool Facebook page to stay up to date with all the fundraising events and activities, and to find out how you can get involved.  


Local swimming facilities


 - 'Pools in Schools' temporary pool: 10mx4m

 - Available for public use, during the summer

(mid-October to the end of March)

 - Heated to 26⁰ and covered by a marquee

 - Location: on the Kaikōura Primary School netball courts  

(enter off the Esplanade)

 - Contact: Sport Tasman Kaikōura

Kaikōura Primary School

 - Kaikōura Primary School pool: 11x5m

 - Covered and heated

 - Contact: Kaikōura Primary School - 03 319 5440  





Dusky Lodge

 - Dusky Lodge pool

 - 67 Beach Rd

 - Outdoor and heated

 - Available to non-guests $5 per swim

 - Contact: Dusky Lodge - 03 319 5959




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1 July 2019