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 & Availability 

PLEASE NOTE: Subject to change depending upon demand, usage and weather

Monday to Friday

Morning session: 6am–9.00am 

Afternoon session: 3pm - 6pm

Weekends: 9am-6pm

Phone: 03 319 3175 during opening hours only


Keep up to date by following the Aquatic Centre on Facebook

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 Kaikōura Aquatic Centre relies on public donations to help support its operating costs and to pay for some improvements including fundraising towards a thermal pool blanket system.  If you would like to donate today please see the details below:

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.  Contact the Kaikoura Aquatic Centre today to find out more!

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