Kaikōura Community Pool

The Kaikōura Aquatic Centre is open from Sunday 14th November 2021 through to the 27th March 2022



  • 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


Morning session: 6.30am–9.00am  daily

Afternoon sessions: consult the weekly schedule as it varies daily


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.


 kk pool timetable


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

Contact Details:

Centre Manager: Sean Madden                    

Cell: 022 546 2066

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


The Team

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

Read the Trust Deed here

The core team is supported by ‘friends of the pool’ who lead fundraising efforts; Emma Fissenden, Sueann Jones, Justine Schroder.

Council and the Trust developed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement outlining how they will work together.

Read the MOU here

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