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.


Welcome to Kaikōura

If you are new to Kaikōura and want to find out more about what our community has to offer, check out our Welcome to Kaikōura Guide

Kaikōura Aquatic Centre

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


The aquatic centre is located on Wā Kaukau Terrace off Scarborough St (South) on the recreation reserve located behind Innovative Waste Kaikōura. 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

Monday to Friday

Morning session: 6am–9.00am 

Afternoon session: 3pm - 6pm

Weekends: 9am-6pm

Keep up to date by following the Aquatic Centre on Facebook

Phone: 03 319 3175 during opening hours only

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.

Memorial Hall is available for hire. Hall facilities include the following:

  • Main Hall and smaller Supper Room (hired together or individually) 
  • Commercial kitchen with Dispense bar
  • Bar facility with fridges
  • Toilets and changing room
  • Stage
  • Chairs and tables
  • AV Equipment
  • PA System

Further information is available on the application form and the terms of hire.

Contact for any queries

Pensioner Cottages

Council owns and manages 16 one and two bedroom pensioner cottages. There is a currently a waiting list for the cottages, if you would like to find out more then please contact us.

Contact 03 319 5026 or

How to apply

To apply complete an application form and return to Council either in person, in the post or by email to


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

Other community facilities