Community Facilities

Council looks after a number of buildings, facilities, parks, reserves and land on behalf of the community. 

This page contains background and booking information on using the Memorial Hall, Kaikōura Airport, Harbour Facilities, Scout Hall, Tennis Courts on Takahanga Domain, the Cuddon Building and other community facilities.

Kaikōura Acquatic Centre

The Kaikōura Aquatic Centre is open from Saturday 5th November 2022 (weather permitting) through to the 27th March 2023


The new pools are located on Wā Kaukau Terrace off Scarborough St (South) on the recreation reserve located behind Innovative Waste. There are parking facilities on site and you can walk or bike using the new pathways connecting from SH1. Also via Tom’s Track off Torquay Street.

Public Opening Times:

Subject to change depending upon demand, usage and weather

Morning session: 6.30am–9.00am  daily

Afternoon session: consult the weekly schedule as it varies daily

Phone: 03 319 3175

More information available on our webpage here


Council manages two harbour areas in Kaikōura - South and North of the Peninsula.


Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall is one of the most significant buildings in our district and is located on an area that is pivotal to our shared cultural history. The hall is situated at 32 Esplanade, Kaikōura, with a central location and picturesque views, it is the ideal venue for functions, conferences, weddings and community events.


Anyone can hire Memorial Hall for public or private functions.

Check out the hall charges, terms of booking and make an inquiry about booking the hall below. 

The Mayfair Arts and Culture Centre

The Mayfair is a two screen cinema, exhibition space and arts hub for Kaikōura and surrounding areas. Reopened in November 2020 following a major rebuild it is also available for private hire, conferences and corporate events. The Mayfair is run by a community team.

For more information contact 03-424 9272 or email

To keep up to date with the excellent events and movies on offer follow The Mayfair Theatre on Facebook or check out their website.



Kaikōura Airport is located on State Highway 1, around 8km south of Kaikōura township. 

Other community facilities

09 July 2020