Kaikōura Aquatic Centre

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


  • The open air centre has 3 heated pools
  • 25 x 12m lap pool
  • 6m x 10m multi-use learn to swim/hydrotherapy pool
  • Beach entry toddler pool
  • Splash pad.
  • Changing rooms 
  • Seating and picnic area. Bring your own food and drinks.
  • There is a coin operated BBQ area outside the centre.



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

Mon - Fri Morning session: 6am–9am

Mon - Fri Afternoon session: 3pm -6pm

Sat & Sun: Open 9am -6pm

There will be a range of swimming and fitness classes operating as well as various fun community events throughout the season. Keep an eye on the facebook page.

You can hire the pool for parties, events and classes. Contact the centre manager to discuss.

Contact Details

Phone: 03 319 3175

Email: kaikoura.aquatic.centre@gmail.com



Admission Prices:

General Admission                                      

Adult                                                               $6.00              

Child under 16                                                $3.50

Senior Citizen                                                 $4.00


Family Entry

Family 1 – 1 Adult + 1 child                            $8.00

Family 2 – 1 Adult + 2 children                      $11.00

Family 3 – 2 Adults + 1 child                         $13.50

Family 4 – 2 Adults + 2 children                    $16.00

Additional child with family                            $2.50


10 Swim Discount Concession Card

Adult                                                               $55

Child under 16                                                $32                             

Senior Citizen                                                 $35


Donations and Sponsorship

The pool team are still looking to raise money from sponsorship and community fundraising for additional equipment such as a thermal pool blanket system and a Splashpad for kids incorporating a whale tail fountain and jet streams. 

Donations of any amount are welcome to the Kaikoura Community Charitable Trust Board Account number 03-1586-0093009-001 

Because the trust is a registered charitable trust, all donations are tax deductable. Read more about it here.  




We are very proud to announce Kaikoura Aquatic Centers newest partner and major sponsor Kaikoura ITM.  From paddles in the pool to doing up your pad. They'll see you right.

There is still plenty of opportunities for sponsorship.

Download the Sponsorship Document or find out more information here

Other Local swimming facilities

Dusky Lodge Pool
67 Beach Road
Outdoor and heated - non-guests $5 per swim
Contact Dusky Lodge 03 319 5959




10 December 2020